Climate change charity Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is inviting people to a realistic and inspirational talk by Alice Hooker-Stroud of the renowned Centre for Alternative Technology on how the UK can cut its carbon footprint to zero by 2030.

The Prime Minister has announced that councils can keep 100 per cent of business rates they collect from shale gas sites – double the current 50 per cent figure. This commitment could be worth up to £1.7 million a year for a typical site. It will be directly funded by central government.

 On 8 November 2013, the Government updated its web page on what it is doing about climate change internationally. This is what they said:

The first major climate change demonstration in Winchester took place on Saturday 5 December. 130 people including Professor Joy Carter vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, the Bishop of Winchester Rt Rev Michael Scott Joynt and three parliamentary candidates for the Winchester constituen



Write to your MP, sign a petition, ask questions, demonstrate -- make your voice heard on climate change

Half the global population – around 3.5 billion people – are responsible for only around 10% of total global emissions attributed to individual consumption yet live overwhelmingly in the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Divesting from fossil fuel, the price of oil, the profits from fossil fuel, and other climate change aspects of the global economy

The Paris Climate Conference 2015 from 30 November to 11 December (otherwise known as COP21) achieved a new international agreement on the climate. WinACC Chair Tony Stoller writes: "The Paris Accord on climate change is a terrific achievement. For 195 countries to agree that action is essential and urgent  reflects the efforts of citizens across the world - including here in Winchester and district.  Of course, Paris on its own isn't nearly enough. We all need to continue and redouble our work to make sure that what has been said is now done, locally, nationally and internationally."


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