Category: General Updates

Britain’s biggest listed companies aren’t doing enough to combat climate change

Footsie falls short. Britain’s biggest listed companies aren’t doing enough to combat climate change. Not even close. Newly updated Tortoise data shows that FTSE 100 companies overall In human terms: current FTSE 100 emissions reductions targets are inadequate to maintain a habitable planet for millions of people.  Total CO2 emissions by these companies are down slightly this year […]

Thoughts on COP27 – Professor Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero

Robert Falcon Scott wrote in his last diary entry on 29 March 1912: “We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far.” As we enter another COP, with the world at 1.15°C of warming, it feels as though the hope of “keeping 1.5°C […]

House of Lords Environmental Report

KEY Messages in the House of Lords Environmental and Climate Change Committee Report – 12th Oct 2022 • Behaviour change is essential for achieving climate and environment goals, and for delivering wider benefits. • The Government’s current approach to enabling behaviour change to meet climate and environment goals is inadequate to meet the scale of […]

SODC Introducing More Efficient IT

SODC is transforming its operational side to tidy up and make more efficient it IT and interfaces between customers and officers. It should result in carbon savings in terms of a) enabling more home working and indeed reducing the numbers of staff needed b) reducing the use of paper c) reducing computer-server energy use. 

Bathing water status is being sought at Wallingford Beach

Bathing water status is being sought at Wallingford Beach and up and down river along South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) land. There has been some misunderstanding with Wallingford Town Council (WTC) members that resulted in the possibility of two applications being put in to DEFRA. The two councils are working together to try to ensure […]

Oxfordshire Regional Nature Park

Bioabundance, a Community Interest Company in Oxfordshire, sees the creation of a regional Nature Park as a unique opportunity to secure big gains for nature and to pilot the countryside access and co-ordination of nature and landscape action that is needed to get the best out of our Countryside. The Park covers 113 km2 in […]

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