Government’s hot air on climate and the environment

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021
Government’s hot air on climate and the environment

The government may talk the talk when it comes to tackling our climate and ecological emergencies, but what they actually do is another matter entirely. Take a look at what they pledged to do, and then what they actually have done. It is clear that there is a lot of hot air, and government actions […]

Reflections on the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill event

Posted by on Apr 18, 2021
Reflections on the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill event

By Natalia Hayes The event Will the UK lead in climate and ecology? co-hosted by Transition Exeter, the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter, and New Prosperity Devon, was a reminder about how revivifying it can be to share a space with so many others who feel as passionately as I do about […]

Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021
Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is supported by 100 cross-party MP’s. This would be a great year to make such a Bill law – ensuring the UK demonstrates credible leadership as it hosts the crucial COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow in December. The CEE Bill aims to update the Climate Change Act 2008. […]

Exeter’s Net Zero Carbon Plan – is it up to the job?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2020
Exeter’s Net Zero Carbon Plan – is it up to the job?

A carbon reduction plan released by Exeter City Futures has been adopted for action by Exeter City Council’s Place Board. It was released on the 7th April 2020 following the city’s declaration of a climate emergency on the 23rd July 2019 and proposes a route for the city to meet carbon neutrality by 2030. The […]

Freeports: economic boost or tax haven?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020
Freeports: economic boost or tax haven?

South West businesses and local authorities are buying into the Tory idea of freeports turbocharging the economy. But who are the real winners? And what are we set to lose if the region embraces these low tax, zero tariff zones? Andrew Bell, a member of Transition Exeter, investigates. There has been a flurry of excitement at […]

AGM 2020: What would it take to Build Back Better after Covid-19?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020
AGM 2020: What would it take to Build Back Better after Covid-19?

Transition Exeter will hold an on-line AGM on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 7pm, and we are delighted to be joined by Molly Scott Cato, professor of economics and former South West MEP, for the first hour of the meeting. She will talk about how we can Build Back Better after the Covid-19 crisis and this […]

‘Lockdown’ newsletter – April 2020

Posted by on Apr 19, 2020
‘Lockdown’ newsletter – April 2020

This is our first newsletter in this strange new world. Some of us have less to do and more time and others are working harder and longer than ever before. Either way we are living in scary times. But however confined we are feeling there are ways to link up, and ways to support the […]

‘Fossil Pensions’ – a risk to planet and fund members

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020
‘Fossil Pensions’ – a risk to planet and fund members

Press release At a specially convened meeting, organised by Exeter Quakers, Transition Exeter and members of Extinction Rebellion, people were urged to press for their local government pension funds to be divested from fossil fuels. The meeting came as Devon Pension Fund assets, together with 10 South West local government pension funds, are being transferred […]

Climate Change and Personal Mobility: exploring the behavioural change agenda for sustainability

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020
Climate Change and Personal Mobility: exploring the behavioural change agenda for sustainability

This lecture will explore the obstacles to long-term shifts in personal mobility. Professor Stewart Barr will argue for a renewed focus on personal wellbeing to promote shifts towards low carbon mobility behaviours. Such shifts include reducing the demand for travel, an emphasis on dwelling, the promotion of ‘active’ travel and ‘slow tourism’. Full details here. […]

Homes in the Climate Emergency

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020
Homes in the Climate Emergency

Press release: 24th February 2020 How to create homes that address the climate emergency while improving health and comfort The question of how to cut bills and reduce or eliminate carbon emissions from our homes will be explored in Exeter this week. A public meeting and discussion, organised by Transition Exeter, will look in particular […]