Published on March 31, 2010

Citizens of Kettering

Whilst leaders at the recent United Nations Conference on Climate Change stressed the urgency in reaching a global agreement on climate change, ultimately very little was actually achieved. The final document recognises the scientific necessity of keeping global temperature rises to no more than 2°C, but contains no tangible commitments to reduce emissions in achieving this.

However, following the despair of the great Copenhagen cop-out, there is some good news; while the politician’s continue to argue and deliberate over what should, and plausibly, could be done, a number of organizations, companies and individual citizens have each been doing their bit in the battle against climate change.

Here at Involve we have received a number of requests from attendees at the event in Kettering enquiring about the ways and means they can continue to do their bit. Its great news that so many of you have remained interested and engaged!

We did make efforts to hold conversations between participants and representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) but ultimately these fell through. However if people are still keen to do their bit there are a number of ways to do so at the personal, local and national level.

Personal level – contributing to 10/10. 10:10 is an ambitious project aimed at uniting every sector of British society behind one simple idea: that by working together we can achieve a 10% cut in the UK’s carbon emissions in 2010. Sign up to the 10/10 campaign and find out ways you personally can contribute carbon reductions this year

Local/National Level – organisations such as ‘The Campaign against Climate Change’ run a number of campaigns on issues around climate change in addition to providing links to local organizations throughout the country where you can find climate change groups in your local area to get involved with.

If you would like more information on ways to get involved both nationally and in your area please contact omar@involve.org.uk

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