Cornwall 2050 Project: Links

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The Cornwall 2050 website had a useful links page. Those still active as of March 2017 are included below:

Attitude & Behaviour Change

  • Joanna Macy – Info on Deep Ecology  – For peace, justice, and life on Earth, fresh ways of seeing arise, and ancient ways return. This web site opens doors to the new bodies of thought, time-tested spiritual practices, and pioneering group methods, that I find to be powerful inspirations to understanding and action.

Buildings

  • Carbon Disclosure Project  – The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – CDP is an independent not-for-profit organisation aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge.
  • Carbon Trust  – Carbon Trust’s mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies.
  • CIBSE Energy Assessor Post Code Search  – Postcode Search Database of Energy Assessors: If you need to get an Energy Performance Certificate or Display Energy Certificate for your building then access our client area to find out how CIBSE Certification can help you and why you should use an accredited Low Carbon Energy Assessor.
  • Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust Headlines  – Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) – CSBT is is a charitable company committed to making building design and construction as sustainable as possible, with minimal negative impact on the environment, both locally and globally.

Carbon Rationing, Trading & Offsetting

  • Avoidance of Mass Extinction Engine (AMEE)  – The World’s Energy Meter – Wiki for those wishing to use the AMEE open source software to build their own energy/ carbon calculation tools. AMEE is used by Defra’s ActonCO2 Calculator.
  • Cap and Share – Info on Carbon rationing – a fair way to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.
  • Defra – Information on Personal Carbon Allowances – The Government has carried out a study into personal carbon trading, as just one of a number of potential long term options being explored for making individuals better informed about, and involved in, tackling climate change. The results of this study can be found here.
  • Tradable Energy Quotas  – Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) are effective and fair response to both climate change and resource depletion. TEQs would reduce our reliance on fossil fuels fast, guarantee that we meet our agreed emissions obligations and empower communities to address the challenges of our times, allowing us to move into a happier, thriving future.

Climate Adaptation / Impacts

  • UK Climate Impacts Programme  -UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) – UKCIP helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change. While it’s essential to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of past emissions will continue to be felt for decades.

Climate Change Resources

  • Academy of Sustainable Communities – Climate Change Knowledge for Sustainable Communities Professionals
  • BERR (formly DTI) climate & energy resource page  – Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform climate & energy info & resources
  • Community Energy Plus Info Sheets – Community Energy Plus Information Sheets.
  • Environment Agency – Flood Warning page – The Environment Agency provides flood warnings online 24 hours a day. From this page you can view warnings in force in each of our eight regions covering England and Wales. You can also search for your local area and its current warning status using the panel on the right. The information is updated every 15 minutes.
  • Environment Audit Committee  – The Environment Audit Committee considers to what extent the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development. It audits their performance against such targets as may be set for them by Her Majesty’s Ministers and reports thereon to the House.
  • Friends of the Earth Climate Change page  – Friends of the Earth campaigns for solutions to environmental problems.
  • Greenpeace Climate Change page  – Greenpeace stands for positive change through action. We defend the natural world and promote peace. We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation.
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  – The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
  • Tyndall Centre – climate change research  – UK climate change resource centre
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change resource  – This guide provides an introduction to climate change and shows how the international community is responding. Starting with a scientific perspective, it explains the causes and possible impacts of climate change; it also explores ways of coping and dealing with the problem. The final sections provide an insight into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the stricter legally binding agreement: the Kyoto Protocol.
  • WWF Carbon Footprint Calculator  – WWF Carbon Footprint Calculator – Worried about your impact on the environment? The way we use the planet’s resources makes up our ecological footprint. Measuring yours takes less than 5 minutes and could set you on a life-changing journey…

Climate Initiatives

  • Transition Culture – Transition Culture – How might our response to peak oil and climate change look more like a party than a protest march? This site explores the emerging transition model in its many manifestations.
  • Transition Network  – Transition Network – Tackling peak oil and climate change, together.

Climate Initiatives / Local Climate-energy Initiatives

  • Cornwall Climate Change Action Plan  – A partnership initiative developing solutions to the climate and energy challenges facing Cornwall in the coming decades.
  • Cornwall Community Climate Forum  – Cornwall Community Climate Forum was formally established in 2006. The three main aims of the Forum are to provide peer support, to develop and coordinate joint networking, to provide an interface between community and strategic policy.
  • Transition Cornwall Network  – Supporting positive, resilient and inclusive low carbon communities in Cornwall. In response to the joint challenges of Climate Change and Resource Depletion, the mission of Transition Cornwall Network is to support groups throughout Cornwall moving towards a positive, resilient, low carbon future as a matter of urgency. We are committed to working in a transparent, co-operative and inclusive way.
  • Transition Falmouth – Transition Falmouth – Engaging the community in designing a vibrant low energy future for Falmouth and the surrounding area to face the twin challenges posed by Peak Oil and Climate Change.
  • Transition Penwith – Transition Penwith – A community-level initiative that works to engage all sectors of the community in addressing two of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change and fossil fuel depletion.
  • Transition Scilly – Transition Scilly – An exciting and positive movement sweeping the country – now it has reached Scilly…
  • Transition Truro  – Transition Truro – Adapting To The Challenges Of Climate Change And Peak Oil. We are holding regular meetings to enable local people to find out more about these issues and contribute knowledge and ideas – engaging the community in creatively developing sustainable solutions to all aspects of our lives.

Education

  • Camborne School of Mines – Bsc Renewable Energy – Accredited by the Energy Institute, providing the necessary basis to proceed to Chartered Engineer status following graduation. Excellent employment prospects in this rapidly expanding sector
  • Schumacher College  – Schumacher College – Through an innovative approach to learning, Schumacher College has helped thousands of organisations and individuals in understanding and finding solutions for the most pressing ecological and social concerns of modern life.
  • University of Exeter – Climate Change Postgraduate Study  – University of Exeter offer four Masters degrees that will help you develop the skills and expertise to respond effectively to the challenges of climate change. Each programme builds on your capabilities and involves teaching by leading experts, guest lectures, fieldwork, seminars and group discussions, training in essential research skills and an individually tailored research dissertation.

Land Use

  • 2050 Garden – Exploring plants and practices in a changing climate – The 2050 Garden reflects upon the traditional English garden of the 1950s before looking to gardens of 2050 under a changed climate. It illustrates two possible future climates that UK gardeners will be working: one under a ‘low emissions future’ (we globally change direction and reduce our global carbon dioxide emissions) and a ‘high emissions future’ (we continue burning vast quantities of fossil fuels)
  • UK Permaculture Association – Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature’s patterns. An ecological design system that inspires and empowers us to create our own solutions to local and global problems, it provides ways to design and create healthy productive places to work, rest and play.

News/Press Centers/blogs

Partners

  • CoaST – Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project  – Small Steps, Big Impact – CoaST work with everyone involved in tourism and its many, (many!) related industries (from cake-makers to photographers, recycling collectors to beer brewers) in Cornwall to ensure tourism delivers social, economic and environmental benefit to Cornwall, as well as a fantastic holiday for all our visitors.
  • Community Energy Plus  – Community Energy Plus’ main aim is to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. CEP promote energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as working to reduce fuel poverty.
  • Cornwall Agri-Food Council  – The Cornwall Agri-food Council (CAC) represents the views of the agricultural, horticultural, food and land based industries in Cornwall. It is an apolitical group that meets quarterly to debate and progress relevant industry issues. The Vision of the CAC is to transform Cornwall into the UK’s exemplar agri-food centre of excellence, characterised by innovation, added-value, competitive advantage and environmental sustainability.
  • Cornwall Council  – The County Council is active in promoting sustainable development in Cornwall, working to embed the principles of sustainable development – integrating social, economic and environmental objectives.
  • Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust  – Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust is a charitable company committed to making building design and construction as sustainable charitable company committed to making building design and construction as sustainable as possible, with minimal negative impact on the environment, both locally and globally.
  • Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership  – Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership (CSEP) was created in November 2001 to form a partnership combining the expertise and knowledge of organisations within the public, private, health and community sectors. It now has a membership of over 72 organisations who have signed the 2004 Energy Strategy for Cornwall with the aim to ensure a sustainable future for Cornwall.
  • Environment Agency – Environment Agency – It’s our job to look after your environment and make it a better place – for you, and for future generations.

Planning

  • Council of the Isles of Scilly Planning page – Council of the Isles of Scilly planning resources
  • Planning for Renewables  – The purpose of the workshops is to support the local authority planning community in dealing with the increasing number of planning applications for renewable energy schemes, some of which, like wind farms and biomass plants, generate considerable local controversy.

Resilience

  • Resilience Alliance – The Resilience Alliance is a research organization comprised of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems. The body of knowledge developed by the RA, encompasses key concepts of resilience, adaptability and transformability and provides a foundation for sustainable development policy and practice.

Transport

  • Better Transport – We are the Campaign for Better Transport and since 1973 we have been helping to create transport policies and programmes that give people better lives. Working nationally and locally, collectively and as individuals, through high-level lobbying and strong public campaigning, we make good transport ideas a reality and stop bad ones from happening.