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Adaptation Sub-Committee appointed to advise Government on adapting to climate change – 23 June 2009

23 June 2009

Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn warned that the UK needs to put plans in place to enable the country to adapt to the threat posed by floods, heat waves and coastal erosion. According to results from the UK Climate Change Projections,  the UK faces warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in future, despite efforts being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Moving from awareness to action – Guardian Climate Change Summit – 15 June 2009

15 June 2009

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC joined leading figures from across the climate change community to discuss what can be done to encourage action on climate change. In his keynote speech, Kennedy suggested that we need new arrangements to help people take up energy efficiency improvements in the home and to reduce risks for energy companies investing in low carbon technology.

Climate squad launched – 5 June 2009

5 June 2009

A £1.5 million youth environment programme called Climate Squad was launched today by the Bank of America, Charitable Foundation, v– the National Young Volunteers Service and Global Action Plan.

The Politics of Climate Change – 5 June 2009

5 June 2009

Politicians, including ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, business leaders and climate change experts, came together at the London School of Economics last week to discuss how a low-carbon economy could be built in the UK.

Gordon Murray Design visit – 3 June 2009

3 June 2009

Members of the CCC’s secretariat recently visited car designer and engineer, Gordon Murray, whose British company is designing a new low emissions city car.