Resources for the Climate and Ecological Emergency

This section contains resources to help us deal with the climate and Ecological Emergencies (CEE) for Devon and beyond. It is especially good for beginners who want to learn about what you can do, and for those that want to take action in their homes, communities, local councils, businesses and more.

 

See our 'knowledge hub' for more useful resouces:

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We hope these resources will help you meet the 21st century challenges that effect society from to climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, as well as the interconnected challenges of food security and wealth inequality, much more. We add to these resources on a regular basis.

 

Scroll down for the following resources:

Section 1: Resources from Devon- for individuals, councils, neighbourhood forums, community groups and businesses

Section 2. Resources aimed at UK audiences- useful for climate and ecological emergency planning in councils and neighbourhood forums

Section 4. Resources aimed at UK audiences- for individuals, community groups, businesses, councils, and neighbourhood forums,

Section 4. UK focused reports- useful for references, evidence and policy writing

Section 5. Global reports- useful for references, evidence and policy writing

To find out more about social and environmental value in procurement and beyond read our conversation starter report here, where we explore how community wealth building might be used in the Devon context. Insights from our report will be useful to council officers, procurement staff, community wealth building practitioners and interested citizens beyond the Devon borders. 

1. Resources from Devon

Community Wealth and the Climate Emergency

Community Wealth and the Climate Emergency

Recording of presentation segment of session 3 'Community Wealth and the Climate Emergency'. From the New Prosperity Devon series Community Wealth Building in Practice: Sharing expertise and experience in Devon Institutions. For context see the session 1. presentation from the series on our youtube channel.

Community Action Groups Devon

Community Action Groups Devon

Guidance and documentation from CAG Devon on how to set up and run one of their 'Community Action Groups'. Including: - Becoming a CAG Devon group - CAG Devon membership agreement - Example constitution for CAG Devon groups - Safeguarding and confidentiality policy – example

Resources Pack for Town and Parish Councils

Resources Pack for Town and Parish Councils

Resources Pack for Town and Parish Councils by Action on Climate in Teignbridge- this pack gets updated. Including: - Why is it a Climate Emergency - What can Councils do - Built Environment and Energy - Transport - Food, Farming, Forestry and Ecology And coming soon- procurement.

The Share Shed

The Share Shed

The Share Shed is the world’s first mobile library of things. Based in Devon (UK), it offers over 350 items to be borrowed, including: • TOOLS • HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES • CAMPING AND GARDENING EQUIPMENT • SEWING MACHINES • SUITCASES • AND MUCH MORE!

Repair Cafes

Repair Cafes

Repair Cafes in Devon. The 8 Devon repair cafes are run by the community for the community. Skilled menders and talented amateurs give their time and expertise for free to help people fix items that might have otherwise been thrown away. They usually run monthly and depending on who is there and what skills they have, they will attempt to fix everything from hairdryers to bikes to jewellery repairs.

Example document

Example document

Example- Totnes Town Council- Climate & Ecological Emergency Action Planning Week. - invitation letter - example activities - example timetable

Video (48 min)

Video (48 min)

Local councils and the climate emergency: progress to a carbon neutral Devon 2030. Guest speakers discuss various ways Devon councils can meet their goals. Useful case studies for councils, neighbourhood forums and more

12 Practical Actions

12 Practical Actions

12 practical actions to cut our climate impact Some ideas from Transition Exeter

Devon Carbon Plan

Devon Carbon Plan

The Net-Zero Task Force are creating an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan which will consider the earliest, credible date which should be set for net-zero emissions. Approach: 1.Evidence Gathering. 2.Publication of Interim Devon Carbon Plan for Public Consultation. 3.Citizens Assembly to consider the more controversial options . 4. Publication of final Devon Carbon Plan for Public Consultation.

Devon Climate Emergency

Devon Climate Emergency

A range of public, private and voluntary organisations from across Devon came together to declare a climate and ecological emergency. Together, we are developing a Devon Carbon Plan, which is being created by the Net-Zero Task Force. Additionally, it recognises that we need to understand the current and future risks of climate change for Devon and communities will have to adapt to a warmer world. This work is being taken forward by the Climate Impacts Group.

Wildlife Wardens

Wildlife Wardens

Become a wildlife warden in Teignbridge. Free training with Action on Climate in Teignbridge Ecology group

Our Place our Planet

Our Place our Planet

Developed in Exmouth. Our Place Our Plant is a resource to help you take small steps to tackle the climate emergency. It gives local and national links to help you put these steps into action.

Devon Doughnut Economics Group

Devon Doughnut Economics Group

Devon Doughnut Economics Group. Inspired by the doughnut economics model being applied in Cambridge, Amsterdam and beyond. A collective of ‘Devon Doughnut Makers’ on a mission to co-create a first iteration of a Devon Doughnut. They are asking, “Could a dashboard help to provide a picture of how Devon is faring ecologically and economically? Would this be useful to people living and working here? If so, how, and to do what?”

Devon Community Energy Network

Devon Community Energy Network

The Devon Community Energy Network brings together community organisations, local authorities, businesses and other to work towards a sustainable future for our community. Community Energy Organisations: 361 Energy (Ilfracombe and Barnstaple area) Atlantic Community Energy (Bideford) Exeter Community Energy Plymouth Energy Community South Brent Community Energy Society South Dartmoor Community Energy Tamar Energy Community Teign Energy Communities Yealm Community Energy Energy Local Blackawton

A New Vision for Dartmoor

A New Vision for Dartmoor

Rewilding Dartmoor? Moor Trees have a 'New Vision for Dartmoor'. See PDF. They are ready to join in initiatives and move the debate forward on how Dartmoor could develop more native woodland within its mix of habitats.

enterprises as climate stewards

enterprises as climate stewards

Recycle Devon

Recycle Devon

This site is a resource for Devon residents to find out about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Users can find out detailed information about the collections in their area as well as loads of other useful information to help them Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more effectively.

Exeter Growers Coop

Exeter Growers Coop

Exeter Growers Co-operative rents 4 acres of organic land on the SW edge of Exeter, near Shillingford. The Co-operative strives to promote understanding, enjoyment and sustainable use of the land, especially through organic food production. All production is to Soil Association organic standards

Dartmoor Assembly Declarations

Dartmoor Assembly Declarations

The declarations from the Dartmoor Assembly 7 March 2020 of what is needed in Dartmoor have been transcribed directly from the various flip-chart sheets produced at the end of the assembly. The following sections: - energy - awards - supporting communities - people and land - tourism - transport - land management - young people

Net Zero Exeter

Net Zero Exeter

Forum, plan and regular events. The Net Zero Exeter Forum is a platform to support and stimulate conversations around the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan. This is part of Exeter City Futures’ role to connect individuals, businesses and communities across Exeter as we pull together to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Devon Sustainable Food and Farming report

Devon Sustainable Food and Farming report

Grass-roots: a sustainable future for food, farming and the countryside in Devon and the South West is the final report from Food Farming and Countryside Commissions first phase of our Devon inquiry. A group of expert stakeholders was convened within the region, whose expertise and experience span farming, agriculture, conservation, health, and policy. Together, the group decided to focus on four key areas, with each working group publishing individual reports.

Environment and Biodiversity report

Environment and Biodiversity report

This report summarises the group’s work. It is informed by a roundtable discussion and a series of interviews held with farmers, landowners and conservationists (not mutually exclusive categories) in Devon. Given the urgency of the issues discussed the group have opted to make recommendations which emphasise the pressing need to act. The group chose to concentrate on three key themes: Climate breakdown (mitigation and adaptation) Biodiversity loss Access to advice This report is one of a four

Resilience Forum Resources

Resilience Forum Resources

An excellent range of resources and case studies for community emergency resilience planning

Learning Academy

Learning Academy

Devon Community Learning Academy provides a wealth of group learning, online courses and professional training opportunities for businesses, community groups, social enterprises, charities, local councils and individuals in Devon and beyond.

Saving Devon's Treescapes

Saving Devon's Treescapes

Saving Devon’s Treescapes aims to provide hope and action in the face of the alarming changes that are already affecting our precious treescapes. We will support local communities across the county to plant and nurture thousands of replacement trees. The project will enable people to care for and celebrate our treasured treescapes, supporting local action for wildlife and climate change. There are many ways you can get involved from planting trees to recording butterflies.

Creating a Woodland

Creating a Woodland

Woodland creation – what do you need to consider? - Where is the land? - Moor Trees – Trees 4 Woods scheme - Plastic tree guards – the fuller picture -Native Trees - How Moor Trees Can Help ...and more.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust

- Stand up for nature - Local groups - Wildlife and planning - Volunteering

Video (15 mins)

Video (15 mins)

Regenerating Devon - What is the challenge ahead? The Economic Perspective | Tony Greenham Tony Greenham - Executive Director - South West Mutual Locally resilient and regenerative finance. Tony has over 25 years’ experience as a banker, company director, and policy researcher in sustainability and banking.

Video (10 mins)

Video (10 mins)

Regenerating Devon - What is the challenge ahead? The Ecological Perspective | Manda Brookman About the speaker Manda Brookman - Director - Permanently Brilliant Change, communication, transgression, creative disruption, informed dissent, networks and collaborative clout. From the #RegenerateDevon summit July 2020

Video (10 mins)

Video (10 mins)

Regenerating Devon - What is the challenge ahead? The Social Perspective | Amanda Kilroy. Amanda Kilroy - Acting Chief Executive Officer - CoLab Exeter Social purpose leader with a background in health and well being, individual and organisational transformation and social science. Committed to co-creating optimum conditions for people and organisations to do their best work and make a difference in society.

How to guides CAG Devon

How to guides CAG Devon

How to guides from CAG Devon - Promoting an event - Running a food surplus café - Running a repair café

Devon Environment Foundation

Devon Environment Foundation

Protecting and restoring Devon's natural beauty by funding local nature regeneration projects Their vision: At least 30% of Devon ‘for nature’ by 2030. "Given the scale of the climate and nature emergencies, our ambition is to protect and restore at least 30% of Devon’s land and water by 2030. We will implement the vision by supporting grassroots projects that regenerate nature, especially those that can be replicated and scaled across the county."

Cool Climate Torbay

Cool Climate Torbay

Working for young people concerned about climate change, living in Torbay. A partnership of Gaia, Groundwork, TCA, Youth Genesis and Sound communities. Funded by Imagine This and Sanctuary Housing. Trying to make talking about the climate COOL! Cool Climate meet regularly (currently online).

Greener Devon

Greener Devon

Greener Devon was a youth-led campaign in 2020 by Devon Youth Parliament to help make a more eco-friendly home for everyone. the team staged Greener Devon Week (19-23 October 2020) that highlighted the issue of climate change and promoted green ideas to help save the environment. You can find more details of Greener Devon Week, and what the team plan to do next, in this write up of the event by MYP for Exeter, Georgia Howell.

2. Resources aimed at UK audiences useful for climate and ecological emergency planning in councils, neighbourhood forums and similar

A guide to policy writing and community engagement January 2020 for low-carbon neighbourhood plans

A guide to policy writing and community engagement January 2020 for low-carbon neighbourhood plans

A guide to policy writing and community engagement for low-carbon neighbourhood plans. Imagine a neighbourhood that is greener and more pleasant to live in, helps sustain community and the natural environment, and contributes to a safer climate; a good neighbourhood plan can help achieve all of these goals.

Climate Emergency Centre Handbook

Climate Emergency Centre Handbook

10 steps to setting up a UK Climate Emergency Centre. These Centres will work to improve community resilience by supporting local mitigation and adaptation to the Climate Emergency.

10 principles by WeAll

10 principles by WeAll

Ten principles for building back better to create wellbeing economies post-covid

Exploratory Study

Exploratory Study

Plymouth Energy Community is one of the case studies. The energy transition : new dialogues between cities & local stakeholders. Local authorities have a key role to play in energy and climate policies and in the energy transition towards a low carbon, energy efficient and sustainable model. How to stimulate stakeholders’ involvement? Driving change through ambitious partnerships, networks and alliances and encouraging citizen participation.

Peoples Assemblies Manual

Peoples Assemblies Manual

How to organise and run a People’s Assembly by Extinction Rebellion's Future Democracy Hun. People’s assemblies have a very different purpose, structure and process to citizens’ assembly which you may have heard of.

Forest Gardening Supplementary Planning Document

Forest Gardening Supplementary Planning Document

Supplementary Planning Documents add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for applicants, local government officers, councillors and the public regarding development on specific sites at a level of detail that cannot be incorporated into the development plan. This draft is intended as a template for use by any Council that accepts the potential for Forest Gardening to provide significant public benefits.

Universal circular economy policy goals

Universal circular economy policy goals

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has set out five universal circular economy policy goals that provide a framework for national governments, cities and businesses to create a transition that fosters innovation and decouples growth from finite resource consumption and environmental degradation. A circular economy can regenerate natural systems and improve resilience, health and wellbeing. It can also help tackle global issues like: climate change pollution biodiversity loss

Sustainable Events Guides

Sustainable Events Guides

Three green event guides with easy and accessible ways for organisers to manage resources sustainably (indoor, outdoor and small events).

State of the Doughnut reportoughnut cornwall report cover.

State of the Doughnut reportoughnut cornwall report cover.

Cornwall Council has identified the ‘Doughnut economics’ model (Raworth, 2017) as a useful framework to pursue the goal of meeting people’s needs within environmental limits, and has developed a decision-making wheel based upon the model, which it is using to assess the impact of specific policy decisions or interventions. At the same time, there is a need for a higher-level assessment of the current state of social and ecological conditions across Cornwall to inform progress towards agreed...

Future Democracy Hub

Future Democracy Hub

Free training and event, guides on peoples assemblies, local democracy, facilitator network, trust the people training, future democracy tools, citizens action networks, deliberative processes, citizens assemblies and more!

SDG Guide for Councils

SDG Guide for Councils

The Local Government Association and UKSSD launch a guide to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Councils.

shortening supply chains

shortening supply chains

Shortening supply chains: Roads to regional resilience. Soil Association report. There is a significant role for the public sector to play in growing the regional and sustainable food sector. Sourcing food from this sector will contribute to climate change mitigation in supply chains, and also bolster local economic resilience.

UKSSD Guide

UKSSD Guide

The UKSSD guide explains why the Sustainable Development Goals can provide organisations with a practical and comprehensive tool to deliver on their declaration, and how to use them.

Media Pack Circular Economy Policy

Media Pack Circular Economy Policy

Communication pack for Universal circular economy policy goals 1. Digital Assets 2. Sample Posts 3. Press release By Ellen Macarthur Foundation

3. Resources from beyond Devon- aimed at UK audiences

52 Climate Actions

52 Climate Actions

These actions fall into three categories: those to reduce your carbon footprint (mitigation); those to help you cope with the effects of climate change (adaptation); and those that aim to change your mindset (thinking differently). The 52 actions are divided into 16 themes. The 52 Climate Actions partnership, including university researchers and Permaculture Association (Britain), came together to research and promote permaculture based solutions to climate change and created.

Video (16 mins)

Video (16 mins)

A healthy economy should be designed to thrive not grow. Ted Talk by world renowned economist Kate Raworth, watched over 3 million time- What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole - where people are falling short on life's essentials - and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits.

Video (4 min)

Video (4 min)

'Re-Thinking Progress'- The Circular Economy- explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy. By circular economy experts at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Community Impacts Tool

Community Impacts Tool

The Resource Community Impacts Tool (ResourceCIT) is our easy-to-use online tool for monitoring and evaluation of sustainable development activities. It enables community groups and funders to demonstrate their impact by calculating how they reduce waste, carbon, energy and save money for individuals and the community.

Video (13 mins)

Video (13 mins)

What is a "Circular Economy"? Why should we care? What does it mean for us? In this Ted talk, Cillian Lohan, CEO of an Irish NGO, the Green Economy Foundation, will explain the basic principles behind the economic concept of a circular economy and how it can really change the world for the better.

Article from the RSA

Article from the RSA

Regenerative futures How might we create a system that can respond more effectively to complex challenges we face now and in the future? by Josie Warden, Rebecca Ford and Robbie Bates

Forest Garden Seminar Series

Forest Garden Seminar Series

Recordings from the National Forest Gardening Scheme series of FREE seminars covering a variety of topics related to forest gardening. The topics are varied so whether you’re just beginning, have a few years under your belt or are looking to advocate to access space to create a new forest garden in your area there will be something for you.

Field Guide for the Future

Field Guide for the Future

A practical guide from the Food Farming and Countryside Commission's inquiries into 'Our Future in the Land', featuring case studies of good practice and stories of change from across the UK. It includes interviews and stories from our work around the UK, including findings from the devolved and locally led inquires in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Devon, Cumbria and Lincolnshire. The case studies of good practice and stories of change hint at what a better future could look like.

Media Briefing Carbon Inequality

Media Briefing Carbon Inequality

Oxfam Media Briefing. Confronting Carbon Inequality: Putting climate justice at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery. This briefing describes new research that shows how extreme carbon inequality in recent decades has brought the world to the climate brink. It sets out how governments must use this historic juncture to build fairer economies within the limits our planet can bear.

Climate Emergency Centre Handbook

Climate Emergency Centre Handbook

10 steps to setting up a UK Climate Emergency Centre. These Centres will work to improve community resilience by supporting local mitigation and adaptation to the Climate Emergency.

Agroecology in Action case studies

Agroecology in Action case studies

AGROECOLOGY IN ACTION (2019) by the Landworkers Alliance union. Highlights pioneering case studies in UK to create a productive and sustainable agriculture

Peoples Assemblies Manual

Peoples Assemblies Manual

How to organise and run a People’s Assembly by Extinction Rebellion's Future Democracy Hun. People’s assemblies have a very different purpose, structure and process to citizens’ assembly which you may have heard of.

Future Democracy Hub

Future Democracy Hub

Free training and event, guides on peoples assemblies, local democracy, facilitator network, trust the people training, future democracy tools, citizens action networks, deliberative processes, citizens assemblies and more!

10 principles by WeAll

10 principles by WeAll

Ten principles for building back better to create wellbeing economies post-covid

Sustainable Events Guides

Sustainable Events Guides

Three green event guides with easy and accessible ways for organisers to manage resources sustainably (indoor, outdoor and small events).

Citizens Action Network

Citizens Action Network

Videos, presentation slides, become a co-creator, articles and more. "A Citizens Action Network is our concept of how everything can come together in a local community. So that every kind of person living there can get access to the cosmo-local solutions available."

UKSSD Guide

UKSSD Guide

The UKSSD guide explains why the Sustainable Development Goals can provide organisations with a practical and comprehensive tool to deliver on their declaration, and how to use them.

4. UK focused reports- useful for references, evidence and writing policy

Our Future in the Land report

Our Future in the Land report

In this final report from the Food Farming and Countryside Commission, it sets out radical and practical ways for policymakers, business and communities to respond to the challenges. The report makes fifteen recommendations in three areas: 1. Healthy food is everybody’s business 2. Farming is a force for change, unleashing a fourth agricultural revolution driven by public values 3. A countryside that works for all, and rural communities are a powerhouse for a fair and green economy

Farming for Change report

Farming for Change report

Farming for Change: mapping a route to 2030 introduces new research from research institute, IDDRI, showing agroecology can produce enough healthy food for a future UK population and explores how this new technical modelling challenges and develops our thinking about a new food and farming system. This new research that addresses the big questions: How do we feed a growing population, healthily? Respond to a changing climate? Create a resilient, secure and fair farming system? Tackle the natu..

State of the Doughnut report

State of the Doughnut report

Cornwall Council has identified the ‘Doughnut economics’ model (Raworth, 2017) as a useful framework to pursue the goal of meeting people’s needs within environmental limits, and has developed a decision-making wheel based upon the model, which it is using to assess the impact of specific policy decisions or interventions. At the same time, there is a need for a higher-level assessment of the current state of social and ecological conditions across Cornwall to inform progress towards agreed...

Food, Farming and Climate Crisis

Food, Farming and Climate Crisis

- The Impact of our Food System on the Climate - Redefining Our Food System - Climate Justice in our Food and Trade Policy - Systemically Addressing the Climate Emergency - Maintaining a Global Perspective - Reducing Emissions Related to the Wider Food System - Reducing Direct Emissions From Production - Increasing Carbon Sequestration - Improve Farm Adaptation by Maximising Resilience - Avoiding Climate Policy Distortions - For Inclusion in Policy

Planning Reform Sustainable Farming

Planning Reform Sustainable Farming

Planning Reform to Create Sustainable Farming Livelihoods in the Countryside. By the Land Workers Alliance Union. The growth of agroecological farming in England is currently significantly hampered by the planning system. This report sets out proposals and case studies for planning reform.

UK Forestry Manifesto

UK Forestry Manifesto

This is the Land Workers Alliance Forestry Manifesto. The UK’s current and future woodlands represent an opportunity for regeneration.

Grow Back Better report

Grow Back Better report

Grow Back Better: A resilience route-map for post-Covid-19. Soil Association report, July 2020. We can grow back better from Covid-19, transitioning to a healthier, more resilient and more sustainable food and farming system.

Fixing Nitrogen report

Fixing Nitrogen report

Soil Association Aug 2020: Nitrogen is essential for life on earth and vital for food and farming. In excess, however, nitrogen becomes a damaging pollutant threatening climate, nature and human health.

Agroecology and Sustainable Diets report

Agroecology and Sustainable Diets report

This Soil Association 2020 report tracks progress in the transition to agroecology and sustainable diets. It looks back over the key events of the past year, and ahead to the next 12 months – assessing the key challenges and highlighting the opportunities that will help secure a better future.

Councils in Crisis report.

Councils in Crisis report.

Councils in Crisis. New Economics Foundation report. Local Government austerity 2009/10 - 2024/25 Local authority leaders across the political spectrum now say they are stretched beyond the point of making savings without impacting front-line services and will be unable to provide essential services which support the most vulnerable in society such as the very young and elderly.

Tragedy of Growth report

Tragedy of Growth report

Report from Positive Money. To protect wellbeing and avoid ecological disaster we must abandon GDP growth and transform our economic system Critiques of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of economic progress are widespread. However ‘beyond GDP’ narratives often seek to complement the dominant indicator with other measures of progress, aiming for ‘inclusive’ or ‘green’ growth, instead of truly moving ‘beyond GDP’.

Zero Carbon Britain report

Zero Carbon Britain report

Updated version of the Zero Carbon Britain report. Detailed research by Centre for Alternative Technology. The report shows that we can create a Zero Carbon Britain using only proven technology. This report provides a positive and technically feasible future scenario that aims to stimulate debate, foster all-party political commitment and catalyse action across all parts of society.

Recession Ready report

Recession Ready report

Recession Ready. New Economics Foundation report. A green plan to beat tomorrow’s downturn. More than 10 years on from the last UK recession, this report seeks to echo the argument made by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and the Green New Deal Group more than a decade ago: that both challenges demand a single, common solution. The policy response to the next recession should contain within it the largest green stimulus in zero-carbon infrastructure that is feasibly possible.

Resource Futures reports

Resource Futures reports

Various reports by Resource Futures, on waste reduction, management and behaviour change from plastic to electronic waste.

New Rules for The New Economy

New Rules for The New Economy

The New Economics Foundation proposes three missions to transform our failing economy. The UK is in the grip of three intense, interlinked crises: an economic crisis, an ecological crisis and a democratic crisis. Brexit, the word on everyone’s lips, is tearing the nation apart and yet, while an issue of pivotal importance in its own right, it is mainly a symptom of deeper malaise. This document provides solutions that go to the heart of our economic, ecological and democratic problems.

SDG UK Progress report

SDG UK Progress report

UKSSD's report ‘Measuring up’ shows how the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the first time. And while there’s an enormous amount to celebrate, the most vulnerable people and places in our society are increasingly being left behind.

Green Recovery Report

Green Recovery Report

Building a Green Stimulus For COVID-19 A recovery plan for a greener, fairer future. The response to the last financial crisis failed to tackle either inequality or the climate crisis. To avert the climate crisis and an unemployment crisis, that will each exacerbate economic inequality, this time we need to build back better. By expanding on NEF research published in January 2020, this report sets out a framework for establishing a priority green infrastructure stimulus in response to Covid-19.

Trust in Transition report

Trust in Transition report

Report from the New Economics Foundation. Climate breakdown and high carbon workers. Trust, the currency of transition, is in short supply. Rebuilding it has three essential elements: 1. COMMITTING TO GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP AND A GREEN NEW DEAL. 2. MAKING SURE WORKERS ARE EMPOWERED TO PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE. 3. LOCALISING TRANSITION PLANNING.

Housing report

Housing report

This New Economics Foundation report makes the case that the nature of the recession predicted over the coming years necessitates fiscal stimulus measures to restart and redirect the UK economy. At the same time, the UK’s climate change targets necessitate the ​‘retrofit’ of millions of homes in the coming years, involving multiple, integrated building fabric measures, new heating systems and controls, and the widespread adoption of rooftop solar.

Decarbonising Banking Report

Decarbonising Banking Report

Decarbonising the Bank of England's Pandemic QE 'Perfectly Sensible'- report from the New Economics Foundation

Climate Assembly UK report

Climate Assembly UK report

It is worth noting when referencing this report, that experts the world over say that 2050 is too late a date for a target, so this plan is not nearly ambitious enough. "Climate Assembly UK's final report sets out a clear, internally consistent and timely path for reaching the UK's target of net zero emissions by 2050."

5. Global reports- useful for references, evidence and writing policy

Living Planet report

Living Planet report

The Living Planet Report 2020 (LPR) shows us that global biodiversity loss is at its worst. In the LPR 2020, five major threat categories were used to illustrate the impacts that are driving biodiversity’s decline. Through this frame, governments and organisations can better come up with solutions or mitigations that are suitable for the ecosystems as well as the local communities.

IPCC report

IPCC report

An IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Global Insect Decline report

Global Insect Decline report

Biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide. Here, we present a comprehensive review of 73 historical reports of insect declines from across the globe, and systematically assess the underlying drivers. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles.

Tragedy of Growth report

Tragedy of Growth report

Report from Positive Money. To protect wellbeing and avoid ecological disaster we must abandon GDP growth and transform our economic system Critiques of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of economic progress are widespread. However ‘beyond GDP’ narratives often seek to complement the dominant indicator with other measures of progress, aiming for ‘inclusive’ or ‘green’ growth, instead of truly moving ‘beyond GDP’.

P2P Acounting for Planetary Survival Report

P2P Acounting for Planetary Survival Report

"This report brings ideas together to envision the commons at the heart of a 21st-century economy designed to deliver social and ecological health. In its ambitious vision, this report combines a long-standing commitment to commons-based peer production with a new, globally localized approach to the circular economy and, in the process, redesigns distributed ledger technology (think: beyond blockchain) in order to make it feasible." Kate Raworth

Limits to Growth report 30 year update

Limits to Growth report 30 year update

A Synopsis: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update By Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows

Limits to Growth report

Limits to Growth report

Originally published in 1972. A ground-breaking study that modelled the dynamics of our human presence on the planet. compiled by a team of experts from the U.S. and several foreign countries. Using system dynamics theory and a computer model called “World3,” the book presented and analysed 12 scenarios that showed different possible patterns—and environmental outcomes—of world development over two centuries from 1900 to 2100.