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If you wish to know more about climate change – the science, its implications AND the solutions – this page gathers together useful sources of information.

Do you know your carbon footprint?

If you do not know your carbon footprint, the WWF Footprint Questionnaire is a good place to start.

The average person living in the UK has a carbon footprint of around 13 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas per year. However, everyone is different – the size of your footprint will depend on the choices you make in relation to: Food, Travel, Consumption of Goods & Services and how energy is consumed within your Home.

Carbon footprint guides

There are numerous ways to reduce a carbon footprint. Some are obvious, others are not. If you would like to find out more, take a look at the Carbon Reduction Guides below. These Guides explore the carbon footprint of our everyday choices and provide information about the alternate, lower impact options. If you would like to provide feedback on these guides or have ideas for additional content, do please get in touch with us at ckfutures@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk

CLICK THE IMAGES BELOW TO OPEN THE CK FUTURES CARBON FOOTPRINT GUIDES

Young people in Cheltenham are rising to the climate change challenge. Check out this engaging A-Z, created by Vision21 Youth Ambassadors at Balcarras and Pates schools as part of the CK Futures EcoExchange. It's packed full of ideas for improving sustainability - there is something for all the family to try at home.

If you'd like to learn more about the science behind climate change, the UK's Met Office and the USA's space administration (NASA) have produced useful explainers.

  • Carbon Brief - If you would like to keep abreast of climate science, solutions and politics then Carbon Brief is a trove of information. You can subscribe to a free daily/weekly email feed. CLICK HERE: CARBON BRIEF
  • Climate Action Tracker - The Climate Action Tracker tracks the action of countries around the world, measuring their progress against the 2015 Paris Agreement aim of "holding warming well below 2°C". You can see how the UK and other countries are progressing. CLICK HERE: CLIMATE ACTION TRACKER

Global Action

Since 2016 most major countries have declared a climate emergency and established a net-zero emissions target. Some countries have written their target into law, others are in the process of doing so. As of 2020, 1,800 local governments across 33 countries had made climate emergency declarations.

  • C40 - C40 is a network of the world's largest cities, currently 97 of them. They are "…committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level". CLICK HERE: C40
  • Transition Network - There are over 1000 Transition Initiatives across the world, communities which raise awareness of climate change and focus on projects such as local renewable power generation, local food resilience and much more. CLICK HERE: TRANSITION NETWORK

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