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Welcome to the August

2009 issue of ClimateNE

Regional round-up

Energy PhDs from new collaboration. A new collaboration between Durham University
and the New and Renewable Energy Cluster (NaREC) is set to offer two new PhD
studentships in North East England. More…

Flood watchdog identifies at-risk communities. Communities considered to be at the


greatest risk of flooding in Northumberland have been identified by the recently-launched
Northumberland Community Flooding Partnership. More…

Adapting to climate change on the North East coast. In April 2009 a climate change
adaptation in North East England workshop launched the IMCORE project for the region and
introduced an expert couplet, between Durham Heritage Coast and coastal research and
consultancy company Envision. More…

Groundwork helping North East businesses go green. Groundwork North East is


helping organisations across the region to improve their environmental performance through
the delivery of their Environmental Business Service (EBS) programme, which includes free
half day reviews. More…

Appointment strengthens sustainable communities’ project. A sustainable


development project for North East England has been strengthened by the appointment of a
new development worker. More…

North East Climate Change Partnership re-branded. Don’t forget that a new brand has
been developed for The North East Climate Change Partnership. More…

Have you visited the new ClimateNE website yet? The ClimateNE website
www.climatenortheast.com acts as a one-stop-shop on information about climate change in
North East England. More…

National news

John Prescott to use social media in fight against climate change. The former
deputy prime minister, is launching a new online campaign using Twitter and Facebook to
get more people involved in fighting climate change. More…

Flood Management Funding for local authorities. The Government has announced
how it will be distributing the remainder of the £15 million funding to support local authorities
to undertake the lead role in managing local flood risk. More…

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Managing climate change adaptation in organisations. The Institute of Environmental
Management and Assessment (IEMA) has published its latest Practitioner guide on Adapting
to Climate Change. More…

Clouds and climate change. New research has added evidence to suggest low-level
clouds may be reduced by climate change, causing further global warming. More…

Gardeners taking climate change seriously. Gardeners at the Royal Horticultural


Society are already taking the challenges of climate change seriously as new results from
the Met Office show how gardens around England may be affected. More…

Next round of low carbon projects confirmed. Details of the successful schemes for
the second round of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) low carbon
infrastructure initiative, totalling £8.80million have been announced. More…

European and international news

Global climate deal must be simple, fair and flexible. Negotiations on emissions in the
run-up to the UN climate summit show no sign of the radical change we need, argues Claus
Leggewie in the Guardian. More…

Africa seeks climate change cash. The leaders of 10 African countries are gathering in
Ethiopia to try to agree a common position on climate change reports the BBC. More…

Global youth pool climate ideas. Hundreds of teenagers from across the world will
meet in Denmark for a competition to design products to help tackle climate change. More…

How will European cities adapt to new climate conditions? The European
Environment Agency has published a web page considering how European cities will adapt
to new climate conditions. More…

Heat waves in US set to get worse. The US is headed for strong heat waves in coming
decades that will hit cities and farmers and threaten wildlife with extinction, a new global
warming report warns. More…

Events

South Tyneside Enviro fayre. South Tyneside Council will host its third Enviro fayre in
Bents Park on Sunday 30 August from 10am to 5pm. More…

How will climate change affect your organisation? Following the launch of the UK
Climate Projections 09, a series of week-long Projections in Practice events in each English
region will take place in the autumn. They are aimed at local and regional organisations.
Details about the events taking in place in North East England will be released soon. More…

Short training courses at Newcastle University. The School of Civil Engineering at


Newcastle University is offering a number of study opportunities including Climate Change:
Earth System, Future Scenarios and Threats and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts
and Adaptation. More…

Climate Change Short Course 2009. A two-week interactive course will take place from
2 to 15 September at the University of East Anglia. More…

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Earthwatch SustainaBall. This charity ball will be held on 5 September 2009 at Henley
Business School, Greenlands in Henley-on-Thames. More…

Green Building: Making it happen. This seminar will take place on 9 September at the
CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point in London from 8am to 11am. It will investigate the
success of current legislation and will focus on what needs to be done to make low-carbon
buildings a reality. More…

Eco-town seminar. Taking place in Woking on 14 September 2009, this free seminar is
about the new Eco-towns initiative and how it can be supported by the culture and sport
planning toolkit. More…

Government ICT Goes Green 09. Taking place on 15 September in London, this
conference is aimed at those involved in greening public sector ICT. More…

Why does economic policy need to take the environment into account? Taking
place on 30 September in Newcastle, this free seminar will look at the impact of
environmental concerns on economic policy, and will provide an overview of the challenges
of sustainability, climate change and economic growth for the Regional Strategy. More…

Sustainable Procurement 09 Conference. This conference will take place on 30


September 2009 at the QEII Conference Centre in London and will bring together delegates
and industry experts to discuss and debate how effective sustainable and responsible
procurement practices will affect the social, environmental and economic conditions of towns
and cities across the UK. More…

North East Sustainable Waste Conference. This free conference will take place on 13
October 2009 in Cleveland and is organised by the Regional Improvement and Efficiency
Partnership (RIEP) Waste & Environment Programme team. More…

Sustainable Roads 2009. This one-day conference and exhibition will take place on 13
October 2009 at Westminster, London and will explore the link between road maintenance
and economic, environmental and social sustainability. More…

Green Leaders Conference. Taking place at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead on 14


October, this event, focuses on the importance of firms in North East England embracing the
changes national and international concerns about the environment are bringing. More…

International Day of Climate Change Action. Organised by international campaign


350.org, this world-wide day calls on people around the globe to organise activities and
events in their communities on 24 October. More…

Environmental Futures 09. Taking place on 9 and 10 November in London, The


Environment Agency annual conference will include a speech by the Mayor of London, Boris
Johnson and Secretary of State at the new Department of Energy and Climate Change, Rt
Hon Ed Miliband MP. More…

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Regional round-up

Energy PhDs from new collaboration


A new collaboration between Durham University and the New and Renewable Energy
Cluster (NaREC) is set to offer two new PhD studentships in North East England.

The positions will focus on the reliability of wind and marine renewable energy systems and
on accelerating testing methods for wind renewable energy systems.

Stephen Wilson, Director of Wind and Marine at NaREC said: “The successful candidates
will make an important contribution to NaREC’s ongoing research and development work,
which is helping industry to mitigate the risk of taking new technologies offshore and
therefore accelerate their deployment.”

Professor Peter Tavner, Head of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, at
Durham University, said: “The new PhDs are an important commitment by NaREC to
Durham’s growing research into renewable energy and will give young engineers the
opportunity to study advanced methods for improving marine renewables.”
Read more.

Flood watchdog identifies at-risk communities


Communities considered to be at the greatest risk of flooding in Northumberland have been
identified by a new watchdog organisation.

Thirteen vulnerable areas of the county have been flagged up for priority attention and
support by the recently-launched Northumberland Community Flooding Partnership.

The partnership will plan for and tackle flooding by drawing on the expertise of a number of
agencies, including the Environment Agency, the Northumbria Regional Flood Defence
Committee, Northumbria Police, Northumbria Water and the National Park Authority. It aims
to improve cooperation between partners, strengthen community resilience to flooding in
rural areas and encourage the creation of local community flood groups. Its work will include
assessing and adopting best practice from across the UK and overseas.
Contact the Partnership.

Adapting to climate change on the North East coast


In April 2009 the IMCORE project for North East England was launched during a climate
change adaptation workshop as part of the EU INTERREG IVB project IMCORE (Innovative
Management for Europe’s Changing Coastal Resource).

The workshop also introduced an expert couplet between Durham County Council through
the Durham Heritage Coast and the coastal research and consultancy company Envision.
The workshop participants, who represented local communities, authorities, and
organisations identified the issues and concerns, information needs and constraints within
the region in effectively responding to climate change. The Expert Couplet Node will work on
climate change adaptation issues using the outcomes from the workshop and interacting
with the existing regional networks. This will also be informed through experiences and best
practise gained from trans-boundary working with eight other Expert Couplets from around
North West Europe. North East England already has an impressive network and activities
related to climate change in place and the IMCORE project aims to use the lessons learnt so
far and make a beneficial contribution within the coastal area of the region.
Find out more at the IMCORE website or email Niall Benson.

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Groundwork helping North East businesses go green
Groundwork North East is helping organisations across the region to improve their
environmental performance through the delivery of their Environmental Business Service
(EBS) programme.

The service is available for private businesses, public bodies and voluntary sector
organisations, and aims to help them improve their green credentials and promote industry
best practice by providing consultancy, training and auditing services across industry
sectors. Support is provided on issues such as resource efficiency, carbon reduction,
reduction of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes, legal compliance, corporate responsibility and
the implementation and management of Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

Groundwork EBS offers “free” half day Green Check Environmental Reviews initially to
businesses across County Durham, with advisors carrying out on site audits to identify
realistic and affordable opportunities for improvements across issues such as waste, energy,
water consumption and the provision of associated legislation checks.

Groundwork North East operates throughout the region, with dedicated teams based in
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley. It specialises in
environmental improvements, employment and business services, green economy projects
and climate change activities.
To organise a free Green Check Environmental Review contact Donna Murphy on 0191
5273333.

Appointment strengthens sustainable communities’ project


A sustainable development project for North
East England has been strengthened by the
appointment of a new development worker
Ben Jewell (pictured right).

He has been employed by Sustaine to work


on the Sustainable Communities North East
Initiative, which aims to help the region by
supporting a vibrant and sustainable
economy, creating healthy and happy
communities and a protected and enjoyable Ben Jewell appointed to work on Sustainable
environment. Communities North East Initiative

In his new role, Ben will develop the Brighter Futures Toolkit, which provides practical help
for community groups who want to make a difference and improve their environment. The
toolkit offers step-by-step advice and information on a range of topics from carrying out a
wildlife survey to learning about renewable energy. Ben will also be developing a website,
which will be a key tool in helping communities to take direct action in their bid to become
more sustainable.

Wyn Jones, chair of Sustaine, said: “I’d like to congratulate Ben on his appointment. In these
tough times, it is vital that we work together to secure a sustainable future for North East
England. The actions of local people and communities can help to deliver that future.”
To contact Ben email Ben.jewell@northeastcouncils.gov.uk

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North East Climate Change Partnership re-branded
The North East Climate Change Partnership is now
known as ClimateNE. The new brand (pictured right) is
available for all stakeholders and partners to use when
referring to the Partnership. The strap line Supporting
action on climate change has also been finalised.
Please contact Jennifer Robson on 0191 497 8464 to The new brand is available for use by
ClimateNE stakeholders and partners
request a copy of the logo.

Check out the ClimateNE website


The ClimateNE website www.climatenortheast.com
acts as a one-stop-shop on information about climate
change in North East England.

You can browse information about ClimateNE, the


work taking place on climate change in North East
England, and climate change in general. Partners
can request a password and, once logged into the
website, can access a resource library and safe,
secure areas where collaborative work can take
place.
ClimateNE now online – visit
Visit the website. www.climatenortheast.com

National news

John Prescott to use social media in fight against climate change


John Prescott, the former deputy prime minister, is launching a new online campaign using
Twitter and Facebook to get more people involved in fighting climate change, reports the
Telegraph.

In his new role as the Council of Europe's Rapporteur on Climate Change, Mr Prescott will
champion the fight against climate change. In the autumn he will embark on an "Al Gore"
style tour of schools, travelling by public transport, to lecture children about the dangers of
global warming and showing video clips of an apocalyptic world after climate change.

The Labour MP will also use social networking sites to get people involved in a global deal
on climate change, and will also launch a new website, New Earth Deal, designed to
promote the idea of a fairer settlement on climate change by requiring bigger cuts in
emissions by rich countries and financial help for developing countries.
Read the full article.

Flood Management Funding for local authorities


The Government has announced how it will be distributing the remainder of the £15 million
funding to support local authorities to undertake the lead role in managing local flood risk.
Details about how authorities can bid for a share of this funding and the criteria on which
bids will be assessed will be available on the Defra website.
Read more.
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Managing climate change adaptation in organisations
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has published its latest
Practitioner guide on Adapting to Climate Change: a guide to its management in
organisations. The guide is free to IEMA members, or £15 to non-members.
Get more information.

Clouds and climate change


New research has added evidence to suggest low-level clouds may be reduced by climate
change, causing further global warming. The study, published in Science, relied on the Met
Office’s climate model as the only one which accurately reflects real-life observations. The
findings also support many years of Met Office research looking at how climate change may
affect clouds and how clouds may affect climate change.
Read more.

Gardeners taking climate change seriously


Gardeners at the Royal Horticultural Society are already taking the challenges of climate
change seriously as new results from the Met Office show how gardens around England
may be affected.

The biggest challenge likely to face gardeners everywhere is water management as rainfall
is likely to fall by around one fifth by the middle of the century, leading to an increased risk of
summer droughts. Conversely winter rainfall is likely to increase by around 15%.

Chris Bailes, Curator at RHS Rosemoor, said: "In common with gardeners everywhere we’re
continually adapting to the changes we experience, trying new plants to reduce the need for
water in hotter, drier summers, while also taking advantage of warmer temperatures to grow
subjects previously considered too tender."
Read more.

Next round of low carbon projects confirmed


Details of the successful schemes for the second round of funding from the Homes and
Communities Agency (HCA) low carbon infrastructure initiative, totalling £8.80million have
been announced.

The initiative is a partnership with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
and Communities and Local Government (CLG) and will provide funding for schemes across
the country to benefit from new and existing low carbon energy plants by creating the
infrastructure needed to link them up.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Hunt said: “This latest round of funding will make
it possible for thousands more people to keep warm in their homes whilst reducing energy
bills and carbon emissions. Community heating schemes are an excellent example of how
we can work together to tackle climate change.”

With more than a quarter of Britain’s carbon emissions produced from homes, the
announcement are a major step towards meeting the Government’s green policy pledges
and Britain’s transition to a low carbon country.
Read more.

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European and international news

Global climate deal must be simple, fair and flexible


Negotiations on emissions in the run-up to the UN climate summit show no sign of the
radical change we need, argues Claus Leggewie, a member of the Global Change Council
of Germany (WBGU), in the Guardian.

Leggewie says that to reach simple, fair, and flexible global climate deal, a budget formula
should be adopted. The idea is that all states will be allocated a national per-capita
emissions budget that links three core elements of a fair global climate deal: the major
industrial countries' historical responsibility, individual countries' current performance
capacity, and global provision for the survival of mankind.

In order to achieve this immense task, the central climate bank must be accountable and
have democratic legitimacy coupled with additional changes to global governance.
Read the full article.

Africa seeks climate change cash


The leaders of 10 African countries are gathering in Ethiopia to try to agree a common
position on climate change reports the BBC.

The summit’s objective is to agree a set of key ideas on the way forward on climate for Africa
so that the continent can be represented by one delegation at the global negotiations in
Copenhagen in December.

Proposals for discussion include the suggestion that developed countries should cut their
emissions by at least 40% by 2020, and that the richer nations should provide funds of
£40billion a year to help the least well off cope with the impacts of rising temperatures.
Read the full article.

Global youth pool climate ideas


Five hundred teenagers from across the world are meeting in Denmark for a competition to
design new products to help tackle climate change.

A panel of judges, including businesses and environmental campaigners, will select four
winning ideas to be handed over to the United Nations. They will be debated at December's
climate summit in Copenhagen, where UN representatives will try to negotiate a new
international treaty to cut emissions of greenhouse gasses. The teenagers will come from
the world’s climate hot spots and many have already experienced the impact of climate
change first hand.
Find out more.

How will European cities adapt to new climate conditions?


The European Environment Agency has published a web page considering how European
cities will adapt to new climate conditions. It cites London and Copenhagen as examples of
cities which have developed strategies enabling adaptation to the "new" climate change
conditions, but warns that actual implementation of measures is, as yet, mostly limited to
small scale projects. It also states that information exchange between cities is vital.
Read more.

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Heat waves in US set to get worse
The US is headed for strong heat waves in coming decades that will hit cities and farmers
and threaten wildlife with extinction, a new global warming report warns.

The report, More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming's Wake Up Call, from the National
Wildlife Federation and Physicians for Social Responsibility, suggests that global warming is
bringing more frequent and severe heat waves and the result will be serious for vulnerable
populations. That means air pollution in urban areas could get worse, bringing increased risk
of heart attacks, strokes and asthma attacks. Children, the elderly and the poor are
especially vulnerable to these effects.
Download the report.

Events

South Tyneside Enviro fayre


South Tyneside Council will host its third
Enviro fayre in Bents Park on Sunday 30
August from 10am to 5pm.

With wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan as


the special guest, the Enviro fayre will
highlight the climatic changes that can be
expected in South Tyneside up to the year
2050, and actions that need to be taken to
adapt and prepare for the challenges.
This year’s Enviro fayre will take place at Bents
Park in South Tyneside on Sunday 30 August from
ClimateNE and SustaiNE will both be present 10am to 5pm.
at the fayre alongside a number of
organisations and initiatives including: Low Impact Living Initiative; Scottish and Southern
Energy; Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle; The Energy Saving Trust; and many
local and national companies. All will provide a host of information, advice and products.

ClimateNE and SustaiNE will both be present at the fayre alongside a number of
organisations and initiatives including: Low Impact Living Initiative; Scottish and Southern
Energy; Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle; The Energy Saving Trust; and many
local and national companies. All will provide a host of information, advice and products.

Other attractions include: live music; an arts and crafts marquee; a farmers market; a
climbing wall; plant and tree sales; an environmental magician; farm animals; an inflatable
obstacle course; cookery demonstrations; free park rides on the sports recycler ecocycle;
free compost vouchers and seeds; and competitions for all the family.
Call 0191 424 7937 or visit the website.

How will climate change affect your organisation?


Following the launch of the UK Climate Projections 09, a series of week-long Projections in
Practice events in each English region will take place in the autumn. They are aimed at local
and regional organisations. The Projections in Practice events aim to equip organisations
with the right training and guidance to be able to use the Projections to adapt to the

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changing climate – this means managing the risks and exploiting the opportunities. Details
about the events taking in place in North East England will be released soon.
Reserve your place at an event.

Short training courses at Newcastle University


The School of Civil Engineering at Newcastle University is offering a number of study
opportunities for those in full-time employment in the autumn. The portfolio of short courses,
which are specifically designed to match the training requirements and work commitments of
Civil Engineering, Geomatics and Geoscience professionals, include Climate Change: Earth
System, Future Scenarios and Threats and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts and
Adaptation.
Find out more.

Climate Change Short Course 2009


This two-week interactive course will take place from 2 to 15 September at the University of
East Anglia. The purpose of the course is to equip non-specialists with a broad
understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations and what the
scope and prospects are for adapting to change in the context of development issues and
poverty reduction.
Read more.

Earthwatch SustainaBall
This charity ball will be held on 5 September at Henley Business School, Greenlands,
Henley-on-Thames. The evening will start at 5.30pm with a drinks reception followed by
dinner at 7pm. Music and Dancing will take place from 10pm to 1am.
For more details email lhowells@earthwatch.org.uk

Green Building: Making it happen


This seminar will take place on 9 September at the CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point in
London from 8am to 11am. It will investigate the success of current legislation and will focus
on what needs to be done to make low-carbon buildings a reality, in preparation for 2019.
Case study speakers will also share best practice of green building techniques and will
inform delegates of new technological developments being used to achieve zero-carbon
targets.
Book your place.

Eco-town seminar
Taking place in Woking on 14 September 2009, this free seminar is about the new Eco-
towns initiative and how it can be supported by the culture and sport planning toolkit.
For more information or to reserve a place email Batool Khan.

Government ICT Goes Green 09


Taking place on 15 September at the QEII Conference Centre in London, this event is aimed
at those involved in greening public sector ICT. Over 400 key decision makers from across
the UK will be present at this high-profile conference, along with over 20 speakers and more
than 20 exhibitors. The event will act as a centre for discussion and networking, exposing
delegates to key presentations directly relevant to the Greening Government ICT agenda
while also analysing the key issues, technologies and industry best practice.
Read more.

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Why does economic policy need to take the environment into
account?
Taking place from 11am to 4.15pm on 30 September at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, this
free seminar will look at the impact of environmental concerns on economic policy, and will
provide an overview of the challenges of sustainability, climate change and economic growth
for the Regional Strategy.

Organised by the North East Regional Information Partnership (NERIP), the event will also
highlight analytical tools available to regional analysts and policy colleagues: one which
models greenhouse gas emissions against economic growth scenarios; the second looks at
the future environmental impacts of consumer spending as a function of economic growth.
Register to attend.

Sustainable Procurement 09 Conference


This conference will take place on 30 September 2009 at the QEII Conference Centre in
London and will bring together over 350 delegates and 25 industry experts to discuss and
debate how effective sustainable and responsible procurement practices will affect the
social, environmental and economic conditions of towns and cities across the UK.
Designed for public sector decision makers in the UK, the conference will include the
following speakers: Shaun McCarthy, Director, Action Sustainability (Conference Chair) and
Dr. Peter Walmsley, Programme Lead, Supplier Relationship Management, Commercial
Directorate, Home Office.
Read more.

North East Sustainable Waste Conference


This free conference will take place on 13 October 2009 at Guisborough Hall Hotel.
Organised by the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (RIEP) Waste &
Environment team this conference will have a focus on sustainable waste in the region and
aims to broaden delegates’ understanding of a range of current issues in the sector.
Register your interest.

Sustainable Roads 2009


This one-day conference and exhibition will take place on 13 October 2009 at
Westminster, London and will explore the link between road maintenance and economic,
environmental and social sustainability.

Focusing on the challenge for the highways maintenance industry to meet transportation,
community and business needs and still improve the environment at a moment when major
challenges such as climate change, urban congestion, traffic safety and increasing demand
for passenger and freight transport are placing increasing demands on our road network.

Speakers confirmed include Norman Baker MP, Lib Dem Shadow Secretary of State for
Transport, Dame Julia Cleverdon, Vice President, Business in the Community and Lorna
Pelly, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future.
Read more.

Green Leaders Conference


Taking place at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead on 14 October, this event focuses on the
importance of firms in North East England embracing the changes national and international
concerns about the environment are bringing.

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It aims to highlight the economic benefits of adopting a green agenda, both for the business
and the wider economy, and to inspire businesses to implement lessons they have learned.
The conference will also explore how an open mind and innovative approach can make
environmentally-friendly changes easy to implement.
Book a place.

International Day of Climate Change Action


Organised by international campaign 350.org, this world-wide event calls on people around
the world to organise an event in their communities on 24 October.
Find out more.

Environmental Futures 09
Taking place on 9 and 10 November in London, The Environment Agency annual
conference will include a speech by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Secretary of
State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP. The
conference is particularly suitable for senior management in Government departments and
offices, regional development agencies and regional assemblies.
Find out more.

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