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?"
- Climate Change Committee - The Climate Change Committee is the body that monitors and advises UK Government on its climate-related commitments and policies. CLICK HERE: CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE
- 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
- Cheltenham Zero by 2030 - More locally, Cheltenham Borough Council has committed to becoming a net zero carbon council and borough by 2030. CLICK HERE: CHELTENHAM ZERO BY 2030
- 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
- IMPACT Community Carbon Calculation - The community carbon footprint tool IMPACT was developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and the University of Exeter. It provides a visual representation of our community's carbon footprint. CLICK HERE: IMPACT
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
- Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance - Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance is a collaboration of leading global cities working to achieve carbon neutrality in the next 10-20 years. One such city is Copenhagen which aims to be carbon neutral in 2025. CLICK HERE: CNCA AND LINK REGARDING COPENHAGEN
- 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
- Project Drawdown - Project Drawdown assesses the solutions which will hold the earth's temperature increase at or below 2oC. CLICK HERE: PROJECT DRAWDOWN