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These are the resources from the Environmental Intelligence talk on 28th March 2022

Recording of talk
Environmental Intelligence by Professor Gavin Shaddick, University of Exeter https://emps.exeter.ac.uk/mathematics/staff/gs454

Links to follow

Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence https://jceei.org/

Video about CLIMAR – Climate impact, mitigation and adaptation and resilience framework https://youtu.be/Nr_uRXOMJlk

Interactive view of predicted temperatures for locations in the UK  https://jceei.shinyapps.io/hazard/

RENEW: Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach project; will work with landowners, businesses, and communities to restore woodlands, wetlands and farmland across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. https://jceei.org/jceei-to-play-integral-role-in-renewing-biodiversity/

National AI Strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-ai-strategy

FB 01 03 22These resources are from the COP15: UN Framework on Biodiversity on 1st March

Recordings of the talks
Biodiversity Framework - Steve Nash, Head of Campaigns and Programmes, Paignton Zoo
Water Quality Monitors - Simon Browning, West Country Rivers Trust
Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) - Audrey Compton, Local Farmer

Links to follow

Wild Planet Trust owns Paignton and Newquay Zoos plus two local nature reserves and a National Nature Reserve. It is active in conservation both at home and abroad, often working alongside partner organisations to conserve species and their habitats. https://www.wildplanettrust.org.uk/ 

Paignton Zoo https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/

UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) https://www.unep.org/events/conference/un-biodiversity-conference-cop-15

The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework https://www.unep.org/resources/publication/1st-draft-post-2020-global-biodiversity-framework

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets are an ambitious set of global goals aimed at protecting and conserving global biodiversity. https://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-economics-of-biodiversity-the-dasgupta-review

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda

Marine Management Organisation https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/marine-management-organisation

Teignmouth campaigners say 'don’t dump your sludge on our beaches' https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/teignmouth-campaigners-say-dont-dump-2585116

Judicial Review seeks to challenge the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) decision to issue new licenses in February 2016 to dump contaminated dredged silt dredged from Plymouth naval bases from the river Tamar in Whitsand Bay, South East Cornwall https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/whitsand-bay/

Join our leading Westcountry Citizen Science Investigations team and you will contribute to the resilience of our region’s rivers, their habitats and wildlife.https://wrt.org.uk/westcountry-csi/

Project Noah - A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife www.projectnoah.org

CoralWatch, based at The University of Queensland, Australia, is a well-established citizen science program founded in 2002.  www.coralwatch.org

The Deep Sea https://neal.fun/deep-sea/

Environmental land management schemes (ELMS) - focuses on improving the environment by paying farmers for certain environmental benefits, instead of offering payments based on the amount of land farmed. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/environmental-land-management-schemes-overview

Action on Climate in Teignbridge https://actionclimateteignbridge.org/

New Prosperity Devon - working to inspire, catalyse and amplify the new economy in Devon. We set up to share good practice, create connections, and spark initiatives that provide for both people and the environment.https://www.newprosperitydevon.org/

Resilient food system - able to withstand and recover from disruptions in a way that means everyone has sufficient access to affordable, healthy and nutritious food. https://www.newprosperitydevon.org/resilient-food-systems

Devon Doughnut Economics https://devondoughnut.org/

Land Workers Alliance - aim to improve the sovereignty, resilience and sustainability of our food and land-use systems https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/what-we-do/

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These resources are from the Climate Justice and Fairtrade session on 16th February

Recordings of the talks
Climate Justice - Ruth Ogier, War on Want
Fairtrade growers in Northern Pakistan - Adam Brett, Tropical Wholefoods
Fairtrade and Climate Finance - Adam Gardner, Fairtrade Foundation
Q&A Session

Links to follow 

War on Want: campaign for a Global Green New Deal https://www.waronwant.org/our-work/global-green-new-deal

A Material Transition: Exploring supply and demand solutions for renewable energy minerals. https://waronwant.org/resources/a-material-transition

A Just(ice) Transition is a Post-Extractive Transition https://waronwant.org/resources/report-justice-transition-post-extractive-transition

Post-Extractive Futures: Visions – What are the worlds we want to build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4QdA0z4sWE

Post-Extractive Futures: Stories – How are communities already building these worlds in the Caribbean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJWIGpbUCMg

Tropical Wholefoods https://www.tropicalwholefoods.com.tw/

Mountain Fruits https://www.mfc-fairtrade.com/

Elements: Good example of empowered, multi-crop Fairtrade organic project in India https://elementsindia.net/

Fairtrade Premium spending on the Sustainable Development Goals https://www.fairtrade.net/impact/fairtrade-premium-spending-by-sdg

Fairtrade Africa (one of 3 Producer Networks) – Climate Academy https://fairtradeafrica.net/climate-academy/

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

FILM: 7pm 21st Feb. "Farmers Fighting the Climate Crisis https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/98817/subscribe/1

TALK: 1.30pm 21st Feb "Meet Farmers taking on the Climate Crisis" https://action.fairtrade.org.uk/page/98608/subscribe/1

Numerous other events https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/choose-the-world-you-want/lineup/

Climate Emergency Talks 2nd Feb

These resources are from the Cities facing the Climate Crisis session on 2nd February

Recordings of the talks
Why cities are important in the climate crisis - Sue Errington, DDE
What is a sustainable city? - Jeff Ridley, Met Office Exeter
Climate Accountability - Diana Moore, Councillor for St David’s Ward and Co-leader of the Progressive Group

Presentations
Why cities are important in the climate crisis (ppt)
What is a sustainable city? (ppt)
Climate Accountability (pdf)

Links to follow up

IMPACT Community carbon calculator -  digital visualisation tool that helps you understand your community’s carbon footprint. https://impact-tool.org.uk/

Curitiba, Brazil - a sustainable city? https://borgenproject.org/sustainability-in-curitiba/

Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan https://www.exetercityfutures.com/netzeroexeter/ 
Exeter to recognise risks of not achieving Net Zero by 2030 https://exeter.greenparty.org.uk/news/2021/10/19/exeter-to-recognise-risks-of-not-achieving-net-zero-by-2030/ 
Liveable Exeter - combining new homes with meaningful and high value jobs and services https://www.liveableexeter.co.uk/garden-communities

The Devon Climate Emergency Project: raising awareness and encouraging everyone to act. https://www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/
Devon Carbon Plan https://www.devonclimateemergency.org.uk/devon-carbon-plan/

Climate Emergency Talks

DDE is organising a further three sessions exploring the global dimensions to the Climate Emergency, each highlighting positive stories from around the world, inspiring us all to action.

Wednesday 2nd February 6pm to 7:30pm Cities Facing the Climate Crisis What are the issues and how are cities responding?

Wednesday 16th February 6pm to 7:30pm Climate Justice and Fairtrade, with contributions from War on Want and Fairtrade growers in Northern Pakistan.

Tuesday 1st March 6pm to 7:30pm COP15 and the UN Framework on Biodiversity, plus water quality monitors with Westcountry Rivers Trust.

All events are free, but donations are welcome! Each session will include suggested actions as well as the positive stories