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LCSB Network News and Events
Swansea Bayways Travel Campaign Launched
Swansea Council is collaborating with local marketing specialists, MGB Communications, to promote active travel and the walking and cycling networks around Swansea. To find out more about the Swansea Bayways Travel Campaign, visit the dedicated website - click here or to download the stakeholder support toolkit, with logos and posters - click here.
Commuting by Cycle Webinar
Swansea University's Sustainable Travel Officer, Jayne Cornelius, joined other experts from Holland and the UK to create an inspiring webinar to share experiences in how employers can promote cycling to work. To view the webinar - click here. (Jayne's bit starts 32 minutes in!)
Sustain Wales' Virtual Success
Sustain Wales' first virtual Summit was a great success with a host of inspiring speakers and lively discussion. All the event presentations, and lots of supplementary materials are now available to download from the 'Call to Action' webpage - click here - it's definitely worth checking out.
LCSB Members Share Inspiring Updates on their Carbon Reduction Projects
Presentations from the first two LCSB webinars, featuring initiatives by NRW and DVLA, are now available in the Members Area - click here.
NRW Publishes Area Statements and Grant Funding Strategy
The first South West Area Statement, together with the other six Area Statements covering the land and marine areas of Wales, can be viewed on the Natural Resources Wales website - click here. This is accompanied with the public body's new grant funding strategy, which has been developed to support the delivery of the priorities and opportunities set out in the Area Statements. For more on Area Statements - click here. There is also a useful presentation on the South West Wales Area Statements in the Members Area - click here.
Other News and Events
One Planet Thinking
In the first of a new regular feature, sharing ideas from the One Planet Centre, David Thorpe proposes a manifesto for a genuinely sustainable post-pandemic recovery - click here.
How to Kickstart a Green Recovery
In an article on The Conversation online news platform, sustainability expert Raimund Bleischwitz proposes five key routes for a green recovery. To read the article - click here.
Plastics Film Free Screening and Discussion
Public Health Wales and the Sustainable Development Co-ordinators Cymru group have teamed up to offer free access to the astonishing documentary The Story of Plastic for one week starting Wednesday 8th July. A follow-up online discussion will then take place on the following week. For more info and to access the film for free - click here.
'Power Station' Homes Rollout Plan Approved
Proposals to expand the homes as 'power stations' scheme as part of the Swansea Bay City Deal have now been through the necessary committees so it is hoped the scheme will now be able to build on the pilot scheme in Neath. To read a BBC article with this update - click here.
BT Backs Electric Fleets Alliance in UK
The Climate Group and BT group have partnered to launch the UK Electric Fleets Alliance to promote a faster switch to EVs. For more information on this initiative - click here.
Carbon Drops Significantly but Temperatures Rise
The Carbon Brief latest state of the climate analysis points to the first quarter of 2020 being the 2nd hottest on record and predict this year could break more records - click here.
In a separate article, this respected UK website outlines the unprecedented fall in energy use and carbon emissions since the start of the global pandemic crisis - click here.
Study Shows EVs could Cut Carbon by 12%
According to a study from Nottingham Trent University, switching all cars in the UK to EV could result in a net carbon saving of almost 12%. To read more about this on the Green Fleet website - click here.
UK Government's Decarbonising Transport Plan
As most people cut their travel and stay at home in response to the current emergency, the Department of Transport has launched its latest plan to help cut carbon to net zero by 2050 suggesting that public transport and active travel will become the 'natural first choice'. To download it - click here.
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