Let's Talk Climate - Join the Climate Revolution

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Nationally there is now considerable public understanding about the climate change threat and the need to take urgent action. The warnings from scientists are at long last being heard, however climate breakdown is happening a lot faster than first predicted, which is incredibly worrying.

There are many people who are passionate about climate change, and they have played an important part in raising the profile of the issue. This includes younger people, some of whom have regularly demonstrated on the streets of Derby.

Often, people may not want to engage directly with reducing carbon emissions but they will be interested in other, primary benefits. An initiative to increase cycling in a particular community, with a primary objective to improve health (physical and mental) will also deliver the co-benefit of improved air quality for residents. Over time, this will potentially result in fewer NHS interventions, saving money and will also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

By looking at the wider benefits, our communities can address the climate threat and social issues at the same time. These are called co-benefits. Co-benefits include lowering energy bills, creation of local jobs, reductions in fuel poverty, improved health and cleaner air. Demonstrating the co-benefits of climate action can be helpful in winning hearts and minds and facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy.

You can take part by

  • dropping a pin in the map below telling us where you are working in the community
  • Telling us about community actions on our ideas tool (below)
  • keeping up to date on our Climate Revolution web pages
  • taking part in the 10 simple actions (opens in an external website) that everyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint and many of them could save you money too.

Nationally there is now considerable public understanding about the climate change threat and the need to take urgent action. The warnings from scientists are at long last being heard, however climate breakdown is happening a lot faster than first predicted, which is incredibly worrying.

There are many people who are passionate about climate change, and they have played an important part in raising the profile of the issue. This includes younger people, some of whom have regularly demonstrated on the streets of Derby.

Often, people may not want to engage directly with reducing carbon emissions but they will be interested in other, primary benefits. An initiative to increase cycling in a particular community, with a primary objective to improve health (physical and mental) will also deliver the co-benefit of improved air quality for residents. Over time, this will potentially result in fewer NHS interventions, saving money and will also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

By looking at the wider benefits, our communities can address the climate threat and social issues at the same time. These are called co-benefits. Co-benefits include lowering energy bills, creation of local jobs, reductions in fuel poverty, improved health and cleaner air. Demonstrating the co-benefits of climate action can be helpful in winning hearts and minds and facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy.

You can take part by

  • dropping a pin in the map below telling us where you are working in the community
  • Telling us about community actions on our ideas tool (below)
  • keeping up to date on our Climate Revolution web pages
  • taking part in the 10 simple actions (opens in an external website) that everyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint and many of them could save you money too.
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Communities actions

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If you would like to take part and show us what actions you are taking on climate change you can drop a pin into the map below. The map shows where people have come together to take actions related to climate change.   

You can add a location, tell us about a project and even upload an image of action being taken.




Page last updated: 02 Aug 2023, 05:35 PM