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.

Join in

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 or post to our Forum 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

An economy for climate & nature More often than not, when discussing what needs to be done about the climate-nature emergency, thoughts turn to practical issues around reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other impacts we have on the natural world. If we are lucky, and we don’t get distracted by promises of future technical solutions to… Read More...
Government releases its Hydrogen Strategy Number 2 of the Government’s 10 Point Plan: “Working with industry aiming to generate 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for industry, transport, power and homes, and aiming to develop the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade” On 17 August 2021… Read More...
The IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report WG1 – findings and background Introduction This month the UN’s IPCC published the first part of its 6th Assessment Report (AR6). Entitled The Physical Science Basis (for Climate Change) it was written by the IPCC’s Working Group l (WG1), comprising 700 authors from 66 countries, and involving the assessment of 14,000 peer-reviewed studies up to… Read More...
ACT Responds to the Local Plan ACT has produced a response to the local plan in two parts. We have looked at carbon emissions arising as a consequence of the sites proposed, here the principles relate to the plan in general. Climate related aspects of the plan Our wildlife wardens have been busy gathering information about… Read More...
Wildlife Warden Podcast Episode 5 Emily Marbaix is back with another podcast (which you can also read) in which she talks about her latest wild camping trip, orienteering training with Emma Cunis (aka Dartmoor's Daughter), and notes that 68 wildlife wardens across 34 parishes and wards have received introductory training. There is also: An update… Read More...
Wildlife Warden July Newsletter As usual, it was been a busy month! We are currently writing ACT’s response to the Local Plan consultation, so this newsletter is a little shorter than usual. Thank you to those of you who have responded to the Local Plan Consultation. This could be our last chance to influence… Read More...
ACT Newsletter July 2021 Our July Newsletter is now hot off the press covering the following topics: Last Chance to Influence Where New Housing is Built - TDC's Local Plan - Part 2 (Deadline 9 August)ACT's Planning Application ToolCatch up with ACT Wildlife WardensA "Just Transition" to Net ZeroThe Government unveils its Transport Decarbonisation… Read More...
Last Chance to Influence Where New Housing is Built You have until noon on Monday August 9th to give Teignbridge District Council (TDC) your views on the 100 plus sites around Teignbridge proposed for new development. If you don’t respond to this consultation you won’t get another opportunity. It is difficult, if not impossible, for plans to be changed… Read More...
Wildlife Warden Podcast – Episode 4 This episode brings you:  An overview of a visit from Amanda and Amy from the Devon Environment Foundation, who are one of our main fundersEmily’s first experience of wild camping on DartmoorAdvice on wild camping in TeignbridgeInformation about butterflies and an interview with Amy Walkden, the secretary for the Devon… Read More...
Wildlife Warden June Newsletter This month's Newsletter covers a lot of ground, literally, with wardens and opthers venturing out as summer begins. Topics covered include: The Local PlanTraining sessionsProject visitsOgwild's Rectory Field open afternoonWild about DevonDevon Rewilding Network Here's the full newsletter Read More...

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