How can we help our earth
Thame Green Living
Adopted unanimously by Thame Town Council in July 2020, the Green Living Plan is a ten-year plan for a cleaner, greener Thame.
You can make a pledge here as a great way to start thinking and acting in a Green Living way:
Thame COP is a local version of the global COP climate summit.
At the global 'Conference Of The Parties' countries from around the world come together in a united effort to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss. Every year during the global summit Thame COP invites the 'parties' of Thame: businesses, schools, faith organisations and groups, to do the same.
Find out more: https://thamecop.co.uk/
COP 28 Feedback
The UN climate summit, COP28, took place against the backdrop of the hottest year ever recorded in human history. World leaders and ministers spent a fortnight in Dubai, negotiating how the world prepares for and deals with the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.
In what has been hailed an historic agreement, the talks finally closed with a deal which – for the first time in its near thirty-year history – commits countries to transitioning away from fossil fuels. In other good news, the UK and other states have committed to making a Loss and Damage Fund a reality and made some funding pledges. This is an important step to support people facing the devastating consequences of climate disasters. But these pledges are simply not enough and crucially there’s no new money.
As Laura Young, Tearfund Ambassador and climate scientist, sums up:
‘The final outcome of the UN climate talks has shifted the dial, though it falls short of the landmark energy agreement that would have hailed the end of the fossil fuel era. The result is a mixed bag of transitioning away from fossil fuels whilst opening the door to dangerous distractions and weakening of past commitments. We should applaud that countries have pledged to triple renewables and double energy efficiency by 2030, but unless coal, oil and gas are phased out at the same time, we'll continue to fuel climate disaster.'
So campaigning continues to phase out climate-wrecking fossil fuels and make the biggest and richest polluters pay for climate destruction.