Climate Emergency – ACT now

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During the pandemic members of ACT are holding all meetings online.

Take local action to bring global change

We need to work fast to reach the targets set locally, nationally and globally to lower carbon emissions and prevent climate and ecological catastrophe.

ACT, short for Action on Climate in Teignbridge, was set up in 2019 to help residents and councils build climate friendly communities and sustainable economies across Teignbridge. ACT is working to understand the problems, identify the changes needed, share information and ideas, and propose effective actions.

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ACT welcomes new members. Join us to get updates on progress, participate in the work, show your support and help raise awareness.

Make a difference

Visit our FAQs section for ideas on what you can do to help. Please contact us if you have ideas or information you want to share. We have collected links to other useful sites.

If you are just looking for somewhere to start, try this from Imperial College.

The Topics pages provide information on the work we are doing in specific areas. The maps and data page provides detailed mapping of climate related themes for Teignbridge.


What’s Happening

Council’s carbon reduction targets won’t do the job Following its Climate Emergency declaration three years ago, Teignbridge District Council has published and adopted Part 1 of its Climate Action Plan. Part 2 is expected later this year. Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) welcomes the long-awaited plan, believing it is an essential first step in delivering on the… Read More...
July Newsletter Here is our July newsletter.  Topics covered: The HeatwaveACT gathering of members, families & friends - 1 OctoberParliamentary climate change briefingACT Carbon CuttersTeignbridge District Council's Carbon Action PlanUK's Net Zero Strategy deemed unlawfulGovernment releases "Jet Zero" strategyCarbon Dioxide Removals (update)Progress, or not, on NatureOther stuff Please feel free to send us any feedback… Read More...
April Newsletter Hi Everyone Here is our April newsletter.  It's created as a Google document so please let us know if you have any difficulties accessing or reading it and, if you'd rather have a PDF version,  please use the File menu to download one. Topics covered: Calling all Carbon CuttersAm I doing enough about… Read More...
Economic growth measure fails on green front The UK economy shrank by 9% in 2020 but bounced back in 2021, growing by 7.5%. This year, it is expected to grow by 3.6%. These numbers matter a lot to the government, but there is increasing debate about how relevant they are to setting economic policies to tackle the… Read More...
Am I doing enough about climate change? I counted at least 10 articles on climate change in one recent edition of the local paper, writes Amanda Cole. And that was without including those that referred to climate change within a wider piece. This suggests we really don’t need any more information about climate change and the devastating… Read More...
IPCC Working Group lll report on mitigation of climate change António Guterres Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels. Investing in new fossil fuels infrastructure is moral and economic madness. Christiana Figueres The IPCC report tells us we are on a suicidal path.… Read More...
Environmental Audit Committee: Call for emissions to be published with GDP figures to measure progress towards net zero Following the committee’s inquiries in February & March into “Aligning the UK’s economic goals with environmental sustainability” and, in particular, how the reliance on GDP as a sole measure of prosperity can hide the climate and ecological impacts of economic growth, the committee has written to both the Chancellor and… Read More...
New carbon cutting project Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) has started a new community-based carbon cutting project designed to promote activities within Teignbridge that can actively help people to reduce their carbon footprint. ACT has appointed Peta Howell to coordinate this project and recruit volunteer Carbon Cutters, as well as collaborate with other… Read More...
We need more renewable energy and a new pricing system The jolting rise in the price of energy should help focus minds on the urgent need to speed up the transition to renewable energy sources. We need to make that switch to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it would be good if it also helped reduce and stabilise energy prices. … Read More...
Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry on Aligning the UK’s economic goals with environmental sustainability: Part 2 – 2 March 2022 Following Part 1 of the enquiry this part questioned witnesses on how environmental sustainability could be incorporated better into the economic measurements that guide Government policy. The full inquiry of over an hour can be viewed on parliamentlive.tv however we have separated out the following clips covering the discussions around… Read More...