Clerk: Mrs Joanna Noles
26 Church Street, Church
Piece, Charlton Kings
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL53 8AR

Climate Change

Sources of information

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

The CK Futures Carbon Footprint "FAQs" Guide answers a number of questions about climate change, like "How will Charlton Kings be affected by Climate Change?"

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