Climate Change Below you can find a list of local groups and campaigns dedicated to tackling the climate crisis. Chesterfield Climate Alliance Chesterfield Climate Alliance provides a vision for the future of Chesterfield: A greener, cleaner, fairer Chesterfield Chesterfield Climate Alliance is looking for individuals who want to take action to address the Climate and Ecological Emergency here in Chesterfield. We had a small but productive meeting on 5th April 2022. The notes are attached. We confirmed that our focus this year will be on: No Fracking Here, No Fracking Anywhere Warm Homes Stop Glyphosate Build for car-free travel Chesterfield Climate Alliance are objecting broadly on the grounds that we should be building for people and wildlife not for roads. Transition Chesterfield have submitted a very thorough objection here http://transitionchesterfield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/TC-Comments-on-CSRR-final.pdf Our new display is up in the library, giving advice to people who want to do something about the climate crisis but don't know what. Pictures below CCA A0 in situ 2 web CCA A4 web Also in the library there is going to be a drop in session on the Derbyshire Minerals Plan on Wednesday 20 April 14.30-18.30. Chesterfield Climate Alliance are worried about leaving the door open for fracking and mining as well as generally believing that what's in the ground should stay in the ground. Thank you for staying with us. Let me know if you want to drop out, Steph. [email protected] Climate change impacts in Derbyshire The IPCC's latest report gives its bleakest warning yet of the devastating consequences of climate change and the danger if we fail to act now. António Guterres, the UN secretary general, descried the report as "an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership. Coastal areas around the globe, and small, low-lying islands, face inundation at temperature rises of more than 1.5C. While in Derbyshire we don't face anywhere near the ruination and loss of life that many countries are up against, we are still severely affected as this image above by BBC reporter Christina Massey shows of the recent flooding in Matlock. There is a fundamental link between climate change and flooding as this article explains, because, put simply, a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture. Last year Transition Chesterfield organised a number of Countdown to COP workshops designed to identify the policy solutions that are needed to reduce the impacts of climate change. Two of these, on Tree planting, carbon capture and flood prevention and Rewilding had expert speakers from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Don Rivers Catchment Trust, Moors for the Future Partnership and the Woodland Trust talking about what could be done in terms of natural flood management (which are also beneficial for wildlife). We have sent links to the write-ups for these events to the Leader of Derbyshire County Council and asked him to heed the advice of our local experts. Plastic Free Chesterfield Plastic Free Chesterfield is a community campaign dedicated to minimising Chesterfield’s contribution to the single-use plastic crisis. Chesterfield is an accredited Plastic Free Community with Surfers Against Sewage. Plastic Free Festival Sunday 12 June 12pm- 4pm, New Square, Chesterfield Market Save the date for Chesterfield's second Plastic Free Festival! Featuring stalls, workshops, live performances and food & drink. Further details to follow in a coming newsletter. Links is proud to be a plastic free ally.