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CADRA: Local Environment

Caversham and District Residents' Association ### Article: Reading and Caversham Flood Scheme *20 July 2022* In December 2021 the Environment Agency published a newsletter saying that the Reading and Caversham Scheme to reduce the risk of flooding was no longer cost beneficial and therefore would not be progressed. They have now published a report, on their Citizen Space Website, explaining the reasons for their decision, which provides more detailed information about their investigations. (date: 03/08/2022)

ReadingCAN  Flood  Climate  

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy Roadmap to 2026 - GOV.UK

The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy for England was published in 2020. An initial 1-year action plan showing the actions needed was published on 12 May 2021. A longer-term view is now needed to keep the country on track to implement the strategy. To address this the Environment Agency has worked with partners to develop a roadmap. The roadmap contains practical actions out to 2026. By completing them we will be on track to implement the strategy’s 2100 vision. (date: 18/07/2022)

Climate  Flood  Planning  

2022 Progress Report to Parliament - Climate Change Committee

This statutory report provides a comprehensive overview of the UK Government’s progress to date in reducing emissions. It is accompanied by a new Monitoring Framework which details the CCC’s updated approach to tracking real-world progress through a host of new indicators. This is a pivotal point in the UK’s journey to Net Zero. The UK is one of the few countries with emissions targets in line with the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. Policy ambition has moved substantially with the publication of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy. Now is the time to deliver the promised action. (date: 18/07/2022)

ClimateEmergency  Emissions  

Q&A: What does the world’s reliance on fertilisers mean for climate change? - Carbon Brief

The invention of nitrogen fertilisers has been called “the most important invention of the 20th century”. The extra nutrients added to crops has allowed the world’s population to boom – from 1.6 billion people in 1900 to nearly 7.8 billion today. But while fertilisers have allowed food production to expand around the globe, the intensification of agriculture has come at a cost – to the environment, climate and health of humans, animals and soil alike, scientists tell Carbon Brief. (date: 18/07/2022)

Climate  Farming  

June 2022 SE England Water Situation Report

June was the fourth consecutive month of below average rainfall. There was 64% of the long-term average rainfall for the South-east of England with an average of 19 ‘dry’ (<0.2mm rainfall) days during the month. The low rainfall resulted in below average recharge and the soil moisture deficits have increased steadily throughout the month. River flows and groundwater levels have fallen at all the key indicator sites across the South-east of England, as is expected at this time of year. In addition there were no fluvial flood alerts issued. Reservoir storage also fell at most sites and ended the month below the long-term average for June. (date: 18/07/2022)

Hydrology  Science  Climate  

UK Emissions Trading Scheme

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) started in January 2021 after the UK left the EU, ending our participation in the EU ETS. The ETS covers greenhouse gas emissions from prescribed industrial activities and the aviation sector. Customers must monitor and report their emissions annually and surrender sufficient allowances to cover their emissions. (date: 18/07/2022)

Climate  Emissions  

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