Farewell and best wishes to the RCCP 29 November 2021
This is a bit of a sad moment for me but it is time to formally step down from the Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP). It has been a real …
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Lets think about Adaptation following COP26 24 November 2021
Well COP26 happened. There were a couple of little steps forward but there is still a long way to go. There is a good report on the talks in the …
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Reading added to Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A’ List 23 November 2021
I am very happy to see that Reading has been added to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A’ List on Climate Action. Out of more than 1000 towns and cities worldwide, Reading is one of just 95 towns (10 in the UK) to receive top score on climate action. It has been great to be a part of that journey with the ReadingCAN (Climate Action Network). Knowing that the town has a strong strategy and adaptation plan is a really important part of that. Fingers-crossed that we can keep up the momentum for the future.
Flood action campaign 2021 22 November 2021
Post on ReadingCAN website: Did you know that a staggering 6 out of 10 people who live in flood risk areas across the country do not believe their homes could flood? The Environment Agency are running their annual flood action campaign (Prepare. Act. Survive). The Flood Action campaign launches on 22 November 2021, which is the start of Flood Action week. This year the Flood Action campaign will run until March and is focused on helping people know what action they can take in a flood, to protect themselves, their families, properties or businesses.
From a summer of extremes to COP26 6 November 2021
My summer was been interesting. Looking back there was a lot going on: some changes at work, which will hopefully create new opportunities; a couple of gigs at Marvellousfest and …
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Adaptation at COP26 5 November 2021
It is really important to see Adaptation highlighted at COP26. We are already seeing increases in extreme weather events, which are affecting lives and livelihoods across the world. These changes …
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Visiting the Kennet Meadows 22 October 2021
I had a great afternoon on Saturday, on a guided tour of the Kennet Meadows. Richard – from our ReadingCAN Water theme – took me round. It went from being …
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Rivers of Reading event 20 November 2020
The Reading Climate Festival has been a great week of events, all supporting the launch of our new Climate Emergency Strategy. This was a perfect opportunity for us, the ReadingCAN …
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Looking forward to the Climate Festival 10 October 2020
It’s October already. The second wave of the coronavirus dominates the news, and is a huge concern for everyone. As I write this, we are in self-isolation. We’re waiting for …
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Link to: How does it make you feel…?
Microsite I’ve set up to share songs, and meanings, for the ‘How does it make you feel…?’ event, which will be online at 7pm on Saturday 14 November. And part of the Reading Climate Festival 2020. It promises to be an interesting and heartfelt conversation so we really hope you can join us on the night.