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Climate change links for local authorities in North East England
- Darlington Borough Council
- Durham County Council
- Gateshead Council
- Hartlepool Council
- Middlesbrough Council
- Newcastle City Council
- North Tyneside
- Northumberland County Council
- Northumberland National Park Authority
- Redcar and Cleveland
- South Tyneside Council
- Stockton Council
Other local websites
CLEMANCE - Teesside University
The Clean Environment Management Centre - CLEMANCE - challenges the idea that environmental protection is a financial burden on industry by providing clean technology solutions to environmental problems.
Climate Change Schools Project
Award-winning project working to put climate change at the heart of the national curriculum and makes schools ‘beacons' of positive action in their local communities has scooped a national award. The project, which is the first of its kind in the country, has developed a network of over 100 schools who are working hard to put climate change at the heart of the curriculum and turn young people across North East England into ‘everyday experts' on climate change. Pupils aged from five to 18 not only learn about climate change but also team up with businesses, community groups, councils and meteorologists to take action ranging from energy audits to flood risk assessments, tree planting and theatre performances. Since the project started there has been a massive 50,000 hours of pupil-led activities.
A coalition of residents, businesses and organisations seeking to inspire every individual, household, business and organisation in Durham to adapt to a low carbon lifestyle.
Green manifesto for North East England
First 'green' manifesto for local government in North East England makes a number of pledges aimed at improving the wellbeing, health and environment of citizens and communities, and uses case studies to highlight how local authorities are already taking action to achieve real results.
Green North East
Provides businesses in North East England with a directory specifically for installers and assessors who have renewable technology or insulation skills, proving them with an online presence to enhance market appeal and aid customers looking for a reputable micro-renewables' installer.
As part of the overarching strategy to build a low carbon economy in North East England, the Toolkit helps planners in ensuring the optimum low carbon solutions are used in buildings, and that developers follow all relevant national and regional policy.
Newcastle Community Green Festival
The North East's largest annual environmental and music festival attended by up to 10,000 people, it offers a unique mix of music, arts, health and environmental activities.
OPAL North East
Based at the University of Newcastle and part of the Open Air Laboratories network, OPAL aims to create a new generation of nature lovers by encouraging people to explore, study, and protect their local environment. OPAL is running a series of national environmental surveys, as well as a range of local projects and public events.
Tees Valley Green Business Network
Led by a range of local organisations with an interest in supporting businesses and encouraging improved environmental performance:
Association of British Insurers (ABI) climate change publications
Subjects include flooding and financial risks of climate change.
Provides specialist support to help business and the public sector boost business returns by cutting carbon emissions, saving energy and commercialising low carbon technologies.
The national network of climate change partnerships, including ClimateNE.
An initiative from a group of leading companies and organisations in the insurance industry to help reduce risks from climate change
CBI on climate change
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) recognises that climate change presents a substantial risk; a risk that will have a profound impact on society and the economy.
Committee on Climate Change (CCC)
An independent body that advises the UK Government on setting carbon budgets, and reports to Parliament on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Community Energy website
Designed to show businesses, local authorities and community groups how to generate their own energy and take advantage of the renewable energy incentives. Offers detailed advice and case studies showing how to select and implement local low carbon and renewable energy projects. It provides advice about how to raise the necessary finance, select the right technology, comply with regulations, and qualify for relevant incentives such as the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Exists to tackle unprecedented challenges to our environment, our economy, and the future security of our energy supplies - and the decisions we make now will affect the planet and our way of life for generations to come.
Tried and tested community engagement programme developed by Global Action Plan that provides the practical information needed to take positive steps towards greener living. Working together with family, friends, colleagues, even strangers EcoTeams helps communities take those first steps.
Energy Saving Trust (EST)
Provides free and impartial advice on how to stop wasting energy.
Comprehensive website exploring the opportunities and challenges of climate change for the agricultural sector.
Green Britain Day
Founded by EDF Energy together with London 2012, the Eden Project and Global Action Plan to inspire and help people in Britain to tackle climate change together.
Green infrastructure valuation toolkit
Provides a framework to assess the potential economic and wider returns from investment in natural assets and landscape improvements. It has been developed by a group, including Natural England, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, Design for London and Tees Valley Unlimited.
Information on flooding
Identify if you are at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea.
Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP)
Brings together scientists, government, its agencies and NGOs to provide co-ordinated advice on climate change impacts around our coast and in our seas.
The Met Office
Significant contributor to the global understanding of climate change, and offers world-leading expertise to help the government and public services make strategic decisions about climate change impacts.
My2050 simulation game
Online simulation tool to let you choose how the UK could meet its 2050 target to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent.
A free business opportunity programme that delivers environmental, social and economic benefits.
The Prince´s Mayday Network
A collaboration of businesses taking action on climate change and resource depletion.
RIBA climate change
The Royal Institute of British Architects' Combating Climate Change programme.
UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
Works with the public, private and voluntary sectors to assess how a changing climate will affect: construction; working practices; demand for goods and services; biodiversity; service delivery; health, and much more.
United Kingdom Climate Projections (UKCP09)
The probabilistic climate change projections.
Adaptation Learning Mechanism
Adaptation to climate change is a growing priority for development agencies, governments and vulnerable communities. This website draws on real experiences from around the world and aims to develop tools and resources to support: adaptation practices; integration of climate change risks and adaptation into development policy, planning and operations; and capacity building.
European-funded project aimed at sharing best practice across nine European regions in order to improve the way we monitor greenhouse gases and develop effective regional policies and good governance processes. Its website includes information on events, best practices and reference manuals.
Climate change TV
The world's first web channel dedicated entirely to discussions of global climate change effects, causes and the future of the climate change treaty. A team of UK web editors, international journalists and cameramen follow negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol and provide commentary and context from key players from all the major climate change meetings around the world.
The Covenant of Mayors
The commitment by signatory towns and cities to go beyond the objectives of the EU energy policy in terms of reduction in CO2 emissions through enhanced energy efficiency and cleaner energy production and use. All 12 local authorities in North East England have signed up to this initiative.
Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) - tackling climate change
Helps develop solutions that address the unavoidable effects of climate change, helping to protect what our conservation work has already achieved.
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
Aims to advance public understanding and engagement with climate change science and solutions, and catalyse action by public and leaders of government, business, academia, and the media.