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2015

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November 29, 2015 People’s Climate March, London
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July 11 Fossil Fuel Divestment: Building the Movement, London
Fossil Free

March 7 Time to Act on Climate Change march, London
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March 2 - 8 Climate Week
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February 9 - 15 Go Green Week
National week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities.
People & Planet

News and comment[edit source]

2016

UK's carbon footprint rises 3%, Aug 2 [1]

Power to the people? Populism, polarisation and public engagement, Jul 28 [2]

UK poorly prepared for climate change impacts, government advisers warn, Jul 12 [3]

UK sets ambitious new 2030s carbon target, Jun 30 [4]

UK lacks policies to meet more than half its carbon emissions cuts – report, Jun 30 [5]

Analysis of official government energy use figures: The UK's emissions fell by 4.3% in 2015 after largest recorded annual drop in coal use, Feb 25 [6]

Independent review of Local Enterprise Partnership climate change good practice published, January 18 [7]

"It would help if LEPs as publically funded bodies would produce annual reviews or reports... These reports should include the progress the LEPs and partners are making on managing the business risks and opportunities of climate change."

Climate change action needs widespread democratic change, Andrea Westall, Strategy and Policy Consultant and Trustee of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, January 8 [8]

2015

This map shows how prepared for climate change 30 UK cities are, September 8 [9]

Large fall in UK emissions in 2014, official figures confirm, March 26 [10]

UK carbon dioxide emissions fell by 9.7% in 2014 year-on-year, according to official figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
The carbon dioxide reduction is the largest on record for a growing UK economy. The 9.7% carbon reduction leaves UK emissions 29% below 1990 levels, at 422 million tonnes. Estimated 2014 UK greenhouse gas emissions of 520.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent would be 36% below 1990 levels.
The UK is aiming to halve its emissions by 2025 and cut them by 80% by 2050, both against 1990 levels. Today's figures suggest the UK has met an interim target to cut emissions in 2020 by at least 34%, six years early. Transport emissions increased a small amount in 2014, with a 1% increase on 2013.
UK energy demand keeps falling, down 10% between 1990 and 2014. UK energy demand peaked in around 2005 and has been falling ever since. A similar picture is being repeated across the EU, where energy use has fallen back to 1990 levels despite a 6% increase in population and a 45% expansion of economic output. Official figures published last week suggest UK emissions have fallen since 1990 even if you include emissions embedded in imported goods.

2014

UK greenhouse gas emissions fall by 2%, March 27 [11]

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