Archive by category Climate Change

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Almost 1,000 responses from residents, businesses and organisations across Nottingham have helped to shape how the city aims to become carbon neutral by 2028. A two-month consultation earlier this year has been used to inform and change the City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan. And it’s hoped the Plan will help Nottingham to make […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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No more fossil fuel investment, please!

No more fossil fuel investment, please!

By Cllr Sally Longford, Deputy Leader, Nottingham City Council I am calling on the Nottinghamshire Local Government Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels to show our commitment to tackling climate change. This is not only an environmentally sound stance, but increasingly financially sensible too. The fund, which provides the pensions for thousands of […]

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Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Work nears completion this month on improvements to Valley Road Park with the release of the water into the newly created river alignment. The Blue Green Infrastructure project, part funded by the European regional development Fund,  delivered by Balfour Beatty with works procured through the Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, has realigned the river […]

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How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

By Cllr Sally Longford Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability Nottingham City Council You might have heard that Nottingham City Council is aiming for Nottingham to become carbon neutral by 2028. You may greet this with a shrug, a snort of derision or a round of applause. Whatever your standpoint, there are […]

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Next phase of award-winning scheme will see over 150 ultra-low energy homes developed in Nottingham

Next phase of award-winning scheme will see over 150 ultra-low energy homes developed in Nottingham

The next phase of a pioneering scheme to turn hard-to-heat council houses in Nottingham into ultra-low energy homes got underway today (Wednesday 23rd January.) Nottingham is the first place in the UK to pilot the ground-breaking whole-house renovation approach known as Energiesprong, with ten homes successfully completed and a further 17 now underway. It formed […]

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New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

The start of a new decade sees Nottingham City Council declaring a climate emergency and urging others to help it meet its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2028. The council has long led the way on environmental innovation; from galvanising councils around the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change twenty years ago to investing […]

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Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

A call for the Government to commit to urgently cut air pollution levels in the UK made today by a national group of 175 doctors and health professionals has been backed by the Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council. The Group has warned that that the “severe pressures” the NHS is under this winter are […]

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