Zero Carbon Harrogate

A registered not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030 in order to secure a sustainable future.

It's time to act

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

 

In his new feature length film David Attenborough
looks back on the defining moments of his life and the environmental devastation that has taken place during that time, as well as highlighting some of the issues that climate change poses and exploring some of the potential solutions.

See also his warning of a climate 'crisis moment'

Can a city go carbon neutral to stop climate change?

 

Many cities are developing strategies to do just that and this video looks at how Glasgow aims to cancel out its carbon footprint.

What lessons can the Harrogate District learn from their approach? 

Events

Electric Vehicle Showcase
Friday, 24 January, 2020
 

An event hosted by Ethos Finance, where businesses can investigate and test electric vehicles as a low carbon option.

 

Zero Carbon Harrogate will be there to speak to business owners.

Youth Climate Strike
Friday, 14 February, 2020

The youth climate strikes continue across the country, to maintain the emphasis on the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis.

There will be a march and a rally at the cenotaph in Harrogate, from 10-12. Keep an eye on Facebook for more details.

Climate news

Climate change to drive 'massive' investment shift

Concerns about climate change will drive a "fundamental reshaping of finance", one of the world's biggest money managers has said.

Larry Fink, who runs BlackRock, said the shift will happen "sooner than most anticipate".

 

His company has announced "sustainable" versions of its traditional investment options to meet demand from clients.

It has also said it would push firms to disclose more about a range of issues, including climate commitments.

 

While markets have been slow to reflect the worries about climate change, Mr Fink said the corporate world is now catching up.

"In the near future - and sooner than most anticipate - there will be a significant reallocation of capital."

ZCH blog

Let your love shine in 2020

There are so many ways of showing love to your children and grandchildren but changing your electricity supplier might not come top of the list!

 

However, this simple act can be a surprisingly significant act of kindness.

About half of our electricity in the UK is still produced by burning fossil fuels (mostly gas and oil) to make steam to turn turbines. We need to stop burning fossil fuels as they produce carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, which is trapping too much solar energy in our atmosphere, leading to global heating.

That global heating threatens all the things I love; my children, coffee, spring lambs in the Yorkshire Dales, sandy Yorkshire beaches, horse chestnut and beech trees, migrating birds and my warm dry home. All of them will be affected in the coming decade by climate change and we all need to do something to limit its impact.  

Controlling emissions

UK 'has technology' for zero carbon

 

Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in the UK is achievable with current technology, according to a new report.

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What would carbon neutrality mean for the UK?

 

A quarter of Britain covered in trees, quieter roads, healthier lifestyles and holidays by high-speed rail. 

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Comment

Thousands of young people across the world have joined together to stand up against climate change, with many children in the UK taking part in climate protests.

BBC Newsround spoke to four climate activists about what they do and what drives them in the fight against climate change.

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Meet four climate activists fighting to make a change

Environmentally friendly and cheap, they finally succumbed to car ownership and fossil fuels. Now electric public transport is seen as an answer to congestion and air pollution.
 

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Why were trolley buses ever scrapped?

New woodlands and wild places are needed to fight climate crisis and improve people’s health. Half of the nation’s farmland needs to be transformed into woodlands and natural habitat to fight the climate crisis and restore wildlife, according to a former chief scientific adviser to the UK government.

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Convert half of UK farmland to nature, uges top scientist

“I look forward to working with Zero Carbon Harrogate to help make our town increasingly environmentally friendly.”

Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate

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