Campaign against Climate change
|The New Environmentalist site has been launched in December 2009 as a direct response to the failures of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit. We strongly believe that anything short of a legally binding agreement is simply not good enough if we are to stop climate change. We are therefore committed to campaigning for a binding agreement and our volunteers are currently working on our own response to the summit.
The start point of our campaign was “The Wave” march in London on the 5th Dec. 2009, please see our Media page [ click here ]
Update – January 2012
|Beyond Durban or saving tomorrow, tomorrowThe United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) from Durban 2011 ended with a common decision to adopt a legally binding agreement on climate change no later than 2015, to be fully implemented by 2020. However, just a day later Canada has pull out with Russia supporting their decision.Read more here.|
Update – November 2011
|Durban – last chance saloon? Nearly 200 nations will come together for the event, but what are the reactions so far? Is the outcome already decided before consultations have even started? While the politicians clearly have plenty of time to argue on emission cutbacks, the concern here is that the climate has not.Our Campaign against Climate Change focuses this week on the Durban Convention, starting on Mon. 29th November. Read more here.|
The New Environmentalist Safe Cycling Campaign
A cycling revolution is happening in the UK and it couldn’t happen any sooner! Only in the last week two major campaigns have been launched and New Environmentalist is proud to support both the Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign national campaign run by The Times newspaper and the Love London, Go Dutch Campaign initiated by LCC (London Cycling Campaign).
Please pledge your support directly on the campaign websites and if possible, contact your local MPs to voice your concerns on cycling in your area.
While these campaigns are important at both national and regional levels, we believe that the changes required need to happen at a local level first. That is why, at New Environmentalist we have been running our own local cycling campaigns since 2010, in an effort to raise more awareness of cycling as an alternative and healthier local means of transport in urban environments.
Our latest Cycle Safe Campaign is localised to Brent council, where our group is based and Central London where most of our volunteers have to cycle to work. Brent is one of the worst examples of the out-dated transport infrastructure, with all the main roads linking it to Central London being both narrow and over-crowded. To make matters worse, there are no secondary roads for cyclists to use due to an unfortunate legacy of railways, waterways and poorly designed motorways. There are almost no cycle highways or cycle facilities. Unless the roads infrastructure issue is addressed, cyclists will continue to be in danger on Brent’s roads.
What we are requesting from our local MPs is to make our streets a safe place not just for recreational cycling but for the everyday commute to work. We have drawn our own map to include alternative cycling routes linking Brent to Central London, with some routes requiring serious investments and others lower. A couple of temporary solutions, while the bigger infrastructure issues are being addressed, would be to limit speed on major roads to 20 mph and redesign some of the dangerous road junctions. We will also publish shortly our one practical advice guide on how to survive cycling on Brent’s roads.
Until then, cycling will remain an extreme sport in Brent.
Lolaia Falls – Retezat National Park
|New Environmentalist is pleased to announce that Agent Green, one of our partners in Transylvania completed in September 2011 a new local project to increase the ecotourism potential of the Retezat National Park. The project consisted of marking, increased accessibility and planning a viewing point for the Lolaia waterfall. The waterfall is a spectacular natural attraction located at 1050 meters altitude in the north of the park and is accessible to visitors all year round by a passage called Carnic.
Read our full article here…
International campaign to stop DN66A
|New Environmentalist has joined Agent Green and several other conservation groups in their campaign to stop the building of national road 66A through an area of international wildlife importance: the Retezat-Godeanu-Tarcu mountain range, western Romania.
Read our full article here…