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“Make climate change an issue in the coming election” is the message to all local voters.

Last week 70,000 Friends of the Earth supporters petitioned Barclays Bank to pull out of fracking. They’ve just heard that the chairman of Barclays has told shareholders that they are planning to pull their money out of Third Energy – the company that’s set its sights on fracking Yorkshire.

WinACC looks to all political parties to commit to Britain’s leadership role on climate change and spell out what that means in their election manifestos. Download the full document which is summarised below.

'Fossil Free Uk' reports:

"With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society.

Greenpeace reports that recent government cuts to the solar industry have already triggered an estimated 12,000 job losses. But now it’s been revealed the government could allow a huge new tax hike to be inflicted on the industry, one that could leave businesses and schools that install solar panels with a tax bill that's up to 8 times higher.

Gayzer Frackman's  case will very likely be heard in March, quite possibly around the middle of the month, subject to finalisation by the court administrator. Hence, their dedicated legal team are now ramping up preparations of the essential case documentation required to be submitted in advance to the judge. They will advise the confirmed court dates as soon as they know.

Winchester City Council held a public consultation on its draft Air Quality Action Plan for the city centre. WinACC replied that the actions set out in the plan probably won't be enough to keep air pollution within legal limits by 2020.

A Winchester resident who is a volunteer at the WinACC office has set up a petition to Hampshire County Council "Put a green man crossing on Romsey Road where St James' Terrace and Clifton Terrace meet".
At this location a busy 'A' road crosses a busy pedestrian route between Winchester University and the town centre & rail station.

The 500kW community-owned wind energy project, Resilient Energy Severndale, was approved by Forest of Dean District Council's planning committee in August 2015. This decision was then successfully challenged in the High Court by one objector. The project has been given the go-ahead for a legal appeal.

The Yorkshire campaign against fracking has raised their initial target of £5,000 before the deadline! So they can go ahead with the Judicial Review of Government decison on fracking.

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National and global issues, and campaigns you might want to support. WinACC can't keep up-to-date with all that's happening - if you want to keep abreast of national and global politics on climate change, there are many websites and twitter accounts such as Climate Home, or the Friends of the Earth policy blog

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There are no forthcoming events in this category at present. Please see the all events page for more.

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The Sheila McKechnie Foundation supports campaigners. Their site is the best place to look for training courses and general guidance on campaigns. 

These short campaign documents from their Campaign Central archive are immensely useful (though some of the facts may be a little out-of-date):

People who are upset about something are more likely to write to their MP than people who are content about it. The result is that MP's postbags don't reflect the real balance of views in the population.