Members have agreed that the Climate and Ecological Emergencies cannot be tackled independently of one another if we are to adequately address the crisis faced by our planet, both in terms of climate change and the destruction of habitats and the species they support.
Climate & Ecological Emergency
In March 2019, Bradford on Avon Town Council declared a Climate Emergency, further adding to this commitment in July 2020 with the declaration of an Ecological Emergency.
Why we need to act now
Action we've taken
What's on the drawing board
Climate and Ecological Emergency Community Fund
Committee Meetings & Eco events
What YOU can do
Who we are working with
Frequently Asked Questions
Before the industrial revolution, the Earth’s atmosphere contained 278 parts of CO₂ per million. Today, after more than two and a half centuries of fossil fuel use, that figure is around 417 parts per million (at the time of writing), with much of that occurring in just the last few decades. If the build-up of CO₂ continues at current rates, by 2060 it will have passed 560 ppm – more than double the level of pre-industrial times. Scientists agree that this rise could have a catastrophic impact on the wellbeing of all life on earth, including humans. The below live data from https://co2widget.com shows this rapid increase.
COP26 will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – COP26 will be biggest summit the UK has ever hosted. It is being described as the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. Leaders from around the world will be reporting back on progress since the Paris Agreement and making commitments about how they will further cut carbon emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Holding a Climate or Biodiversity themed event?
If it’s in the BA15 (1 or 2) postal area, you can register it for free here!