Climate Emergency

In November 2021 we declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency, as a response to the UN stating in its 2018 “1.5” report (which identifies various routes by which emissions cuts would limit warming to 1.5°C).

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment. We face a direct existential threat.

Climate change is moving faster than we are – and its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across our world.

If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.”

UN IPCC 1.5 Special Report, 2018

Our habitats, food, soils, wildlife, livelihoods, seas, forests and communities are all under threat. We intend to be part of that changing course, and we at CAN will do whatever is necessary to reach Net Zero carbon (ie reduce our emissions to a minimum, and compensate for the last bit we can’t reduce any further) by 2030. We have already started developing and implementing our plan to that end.

BCP Council and Dorset Council declared a climate and ecological emergency in 2019, as did  Bournemouth University, and we are committed to supporting them as they take action on climate change.

We encourage all our partners to join us in making this declaration, and plan, and will do all we can to help. We – as individuals, and as a charity – commit to working with courage and vision, together, to achieve a liveable future for everyone.

Going Green Together