GRANT SHAPPS

 

  NO MATTER WHAT YOUR POLITICS CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLEAN TRANSPORT SHOULD BE HIGH ON YOUR AGENDA

 

 

Grant Shapps MP

 

GRANT SHAPPS

 

 

The Rt Hon Grant Shapps was appointed Secretary of State for Transport on 24 July 2019 in Boris Johnson's cabinet. He was Minister of State at the UK's Department for International Development from 11 May 2015 until 28 November 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield in 2005.

 

Grant was appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2005, before being made Shadow Housing Minister in June 2007. Following the 2010 election, he served as Minister of State for Housing and Local Government in the Department for Communities and Local Government. Grant was appointed to the Privy Council in June 2010. In September 2012 he was appointed as co-chairman to the Conservative Party. At the same time he held the position of Minister without Portfolio at the Cabinet Office.

 

 

 

 

We only have the one Planet Earth, there is no Planet B. We must then look after what we have for the future of our children.

 

The UK government has set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050. The transport sector accounts for the greatest share of UK GHG emissions: 28 per cent in 2018. Recognising the need to scale up efforts in the transport industry, the UK’s first Transport Decarbonisation Plan was announced in October 2019 to bring together a bold and ambitious programme of coordinated action needed for transport to play its part in reaching net zero transport emissions by 2050. 

UK fuel standards already permit E10 to be sold, but petrol with more than 5% bioethanol, a grade known as E5, is not yet available at UK forecourts. Switching to E10 could reduce the CO2 emissions from a petrol vehicle by around 2% (in addition to the savings from E5), and, if combined with an increase to overall biofuel supply targets, could cut overall transport CO2 emissions by a further 750,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent to taking around 350,000 cars off the road.

 

This is a proposed interim measure that does not deal with carcinogens that cause lung cancer, among other diseases. If you feel strongly that we should get rid of vehicles that cause global warming altogether, why not write to Mr Shapps and tell him what you think? We think ICE vehicles should carry a government health warning, with the right to compensation for lung cancer victims.

 

 

 

 

ACCORDING TO KPMG (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler)

The government’s decision to accept the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendation for a net zero emissions target by 2050 is a striking development that puts the UK in a leadership position on tackling climate change. But it also raises the stakes for all parties. Concerted action will be needed across many sectors, from transport to energy to infrastructure, if we are to achieve this target

 

Air pollution is considered the world’s greatest environmental risk to health, accounting for 7 million global deaths annually. It has been termed a global public health emergency by the WHO. In the UK alone, an estimated 40,000 lives are cut short annually because of air pollution. Costs to society, business and health service add up to more than £20 billion each year. Carbon emissions, i.e. air pollution produced by internal combustion engine (ICE), including nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, particulates and sulphur dioxide, therefore constitute a major public health issue.

 

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is already set to be banned in the UK by 2040 but the CCC has recommended bringing this forward to 2035 or even 2030, if the target of net zero emissions by 2050 is to be achieved.

 

Increasing numbers of Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZs) are set to come into existence in cities around the UK between now and 2026, with London’s ULEZ already in force. We can expect to see the definition of ‘ultra-low’ falling progressively over time, from 75g of carbon per kilometre now to perhaps 50g for cars and LCVs.

 

It has been estimated that a 44% reduction in the surface transport and residential sector is needed if the UK is to meet its 5th carbon budget.

 

Particular action is needed on medium and heavy goods vehicles, which so far have escaped the regulatory pressure placed on cars and LCVs. The UK Government’s Road to Zero strategy proposed only a voluntary reduction of 15% in greenhouse gas emissions for HGVs by 2025.11 Even if this is achieved, it will leave a mountain to climb by 2050. However, the EU has passed new rules requiring CO2 emissions from HGVs to be reduced by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.

 

Infrastructure is another key issue, with extensive charging networks required. The government has set up a £400m Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, although more investment will undoubtedly be needed.

 

These challenges include the fact that electrification, hydrogen and bio-LNG are the only true zero-emission solutions, as well as the prohibitive cost and battery size and load or range restrictions for battery electric vehicles, and the nascent stage of hydrogen technology. Hydrogen fuel cell technology still lacks proof of concept and will require significant investment in re-fuelling infrastructure, which currently does not exist.

At the first stage technology proof of concepts need to be established to ensure that the fuel can be produced at scale and that it will be fit for each vehicle type.

Finally, businesses will need to be incentivised to invest in a network that supplies demand in line with the grid’s capabilities, forming a wider, seamless network that works for consumers, businesses, as well as the power networks.

Policy and regulation, charging and fuelling infrastructure, OEM investment, energy and fuel supply including battery and alternative technology, and customer demand all need to work together to drive change at the pace needed.

PUBLIC POLICY

Regulators and transport authorities will need to think in particular about introducing specific timelines and targets for larger commercial vehicles. Frameworks are needed that encourage trials and promote innovation. Regulatory sticks may be needed to drive the levels of change required. There is also the need for international co-operation to drive availability of ULEV vehicles and accelerate adoption across the fleet that will in practice contribute to emissions on UK roads

ENERGY

Transport decarbonisation must go hand in hand with decarbonisation of energy. Otherwise, it will fall short. If ‘dirty power’ goes into vehicles, dirty emissions will come out. The energy and power sector has an instrumental role to play in developing green technologies that can be integrated into transport modes.

OEMs

The automotive sector today faces many challenges and the big players are being disrupted by start-ups such as Tesla, Nikola and others. This only increases the need for them to increase the urgency of their investments in new models and technologies. Manufacturers are taking the challenge seriously – but a further step change is needed.

 

No single part of the ecosystem can achieve this on its own. The government’s adoption of the 2050 zero emission target fires the starting gun for what must be a new phase of increased investment, determination and coordination of efforts.

 

 

OFGEM route to zero carbon Britain

 

 

OFGEM'S DECARBONISATION ACTION PLAN

P 4 - Our use of electric vehicles may need to grow from 230,000 today to 46 million by 2050. To meet the challenge of net zero, we must now go further and faster, especially in decarbonising transport, heating and our industrial use of energy.

P 10 - Surface transport

The UK is on the brink of a rapid transition to electrified transport. However, the scale of the challenge is significant. There are over 30 million cars in the UK, but by Q3 2019, there were around 230,000 plug-in electric vehicles, up from just over 50,000 in 2015.9 The government’s current target is that the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans will end by 2040.

 

However, the CCC recommend that all new vehicles sold (excluding heavy goods vehicles (HGVs)), should be low carbon by 2035 at the latest, and preferably by 2030.11 The CCC forecasts a required 46 million electric vehicles on UK roads by 2050. This will need new charging infrastructure – the CCC estimates that 3,500 rapid and ultra-rapid chargers near motorways and 210,000 public chargers in towns and cities will be needed, up from 30,000 public chargers of all speeds currently installed.

 

Increased uptake of electric vehicles creates a rare opportunity for a win-win-win for society, through lower carbon emissions, improved air quality and a more robust and low-cost energy system. But this will only be achieved if drivers are supported to charge their vehicles typically at off-peak times, for example, through smart charging. Support for drivers using their electric vehicles in novel ways will also be needed, for example by ‘vehicle-to-grid’ technology to share energy from car batteries back to the electricity grid when it is needed.

P 13 - Ofgem is one of many organisations who must take responsibility for ensuring that GB progresses towards net zero. As an independent regulator, we will be able to challenge and provide leadership to other energy system stakeholders. However, we will also work alongside government and industry, recognising the whole system thinking that is needed, in considering the opportunities and implications of the electrification of transport and increasing energy efficiency and demand side management. We will use our convening power to bring people and organisations together to find solutions where joint action is needed.

OFGEM P 25 - Action 7 - Enabling electric vehicles at low cost

for maximising the benefits associated with electric vehicles (EVs). The National Infrastructure Commission estimated that, if EVs are rolled out without smart charging, average annual system costs could increase by £2 billion, adding up to £30 per year to domestic consumer bills.35 However, smart charging of EVs can also create opportunities for a more flexible and cheaper energy system, for instance by using vehicle batteries for short-term storage to smooth peaks in energy demand and maximise use of renewables. Government has consulted on mandating that all chargepoints are smart.

We have been working closely with government to support the rapid take-up of electric vehicles. To complement the government’s work, we will develop a regulatory strategy that will set out our role and define our actions in response to government policy on the electrification of transport. This will draw together activity on identifying and tackling regulatory barriers and enabling rapid roll-out of EVs in a cost-effective way. In coordination with our work on reforming electricity network charging, our strategy will outline our thinking on how network costs could be recovered to ensure networks are used efficiently and flexibly, and to allow consumers to benefit from new EV related products and services.

We will develop a regulatory strategy for electric vehicles, taking account of developments in government policy and technologies, to support roll out and maximise the consumer benefit. We will identify and tackle regulatory barriers, removing obstacles to new business models, products and services such as EV users selling flexibility services.

Good data use and availability are crucial to provide better visibility of system usage, spare capacity and constraints, to inform investment needs, and to facilitate opportunities for strategic coordination. Several innovations to support a low-carbon future, such as smart vehicle-to-grid flexibility services, flexibility platforms, peer-to-peer energy trading and new demand side response services, rely upon the energy system’s data architecture.

P 26 - We will support innovators

where possible by removing regulatory barriers to new business models, products and services. This includes the expansion of our regulatory sandbox service and a greater openness to adapt or lift some licence conditions to enable firms to experiment and test innovative concepts.40

p 27 Action 8 - We will also explore, using innovative experiments and trials, how to stimulate the necessary consumer behaviour required to enable them to play their role in decarbonisation and what steps Ofgem needs to take to support this.

In particular, we propose to explore how to encourage uptake and engagement with time-of-use tariffs and EV charging. This is likely to include:

 

(1) testing the impact of various time-of-use style tariff designs on consumer electricity consumption patterns and 

 

(2) testing methods of increasing the adoption of smart charging, either through managed charging or timeof-use style tariffs amongst EV owners, e.g. default versus opt-in enrolment.

We will enable new energy service business models, particularly in the retail market, that will be needed to deliver the transition. We will do this by adapting regulatory requirements to enable experimentation and to foster innovation.

 

 

Department for Transport on plug in vehicle grants for electric vehicles

 

INFRASTRUCTURE CLAIMS

 

According to their website, the Boris Johnson's government’s is investing £1.5 billion in charging infrastructure, to encourage people to switch to clean transport that is powering the electric transition across the UK’s roads.

 

Head of Go Ultra Low, Poppy Welch, is quoted as saying:


If we want to help UK consumers make the most informed decision when it comes to switching to an electric vehicle, it’s important that Go Ultra Low understands the latest consumer behaviour and embraces new technology. Voice Search is a growing trend and this new service will help support potential EV customers in a completely different and innovative way. It’s been great working with Wavemaker and in the space of 5 weeks we’ve developed content, designed the user experience and built the app.

 

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CONSULTATION ON E10 - Consultation proposing on introducing E10 petrol for UK vehicles.

 

Unleaded petrol currently contains up to 5% bioethanol, a grade known as E5, whereas E10 petrol contains up to 10% bioethanol and is not currently available.


The 2020 consultation proposes the introduction of E10 petrol as the 95 octane “Premium” grade, also proposing ensuring the ongoing availability of E5 petrol in the higher octane “Super” grade only, amending the mandatory labelling of E10 petrol and launching a call for evidence on future transport biofuels policy. The claim is that E10 petrol will reduce CO2 emissions from petrol vehicles by 2% and so could help the UK meet emissions reductions targets. To make your views count email before the end of March 2020:


LowCarbonFuel.Consultation@dft.gov.uk

Or write to:


Low Carbon Fuels, 
Department for Transport, 
Great Minster House, 
33 Horseferry Road, 
London, SW1P 4DR

Telephone 0300 330 3000
Website www.gov.uk/dft 
General enquiries: https://forms.dft.gov.uk 

 

 

Warning to Governments that exhaust fumes and particulates cause lung cancer and global warming

 

 

GRANT'S HISTORY

 

Boris Johnson appointed Shapps Secretary of State for Transport upon his accession to Prime Minister. In the February 2020 cabinet reshuffle he retained this portfolio.

2015 - Minister of State, Department for International Development

On 11 May 2015, Shapps was appointed as minister of state at the Department for International Development. On 28 November 2015, Shapps stood down as minister of state due to allegations of bullying within the Conservative Party.

2012 - Conservative Party Chairman

In September 2012, Shapps was appointed Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in David Cameron's first major reshuffle. 
On arrival Shapps set about preparing Conservative Campaign Headquarters for the 2015 election by installing an election countdown clock
.

 

In November 2012, Shapps hired Australian strategist Lynton Crosby to provide strategic advice and run the 2015 election campaign. Credited with helping John Howard to win three Australian elections and the re-election of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, Crosby is a controversial figure who was accused of having influenced government smoking policy in July 2013. 

2013 - Bedroom Tax

 

In March 2013, Shapps defended the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (often referred to as the "Bedroom Tax") saying his own children share a bedroom. That September, Shapps complained to the Secretary-General of the United Nations about a press release issued in its name stating that the bedroom policy went against human rights. The UK consistently flaunts human rights in not guaranteeing an Article 13 effective remedy and numerous other violations if you take the time to look. There is no Article 1 or 13 in our Human Rights Act 1998, demonstrating the mindset of the State. Legal Aid cuts is another violation, this time Article 6 is breached.

 

In the same year, Shapps was criticised by Andrew Dilnot, Chairman of the UK Statistics Authority, for wrongly claiming that nearly one million people on disability benefits had dropped their claims rather than face medical checks. The real figure was 19,700.

2010 - Minister of State for Housing and Local Government

In May 2010, Shapps became housing and local government minister within the Communities and Local Government department and immediately repealed Home Information Pack (HIP) legislation. He chaired the Cross-Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness which includes ministers from eight Government departments. The group introduced "No Second Night Out", a policy designed to prevent rough sleeping nationwide.

 

As Minister of State for Housing, Shapps promoted plans for flexible rent and controversially ended automatic lifetime social tenancies. He also introduced the New Homes Bonus which rewarded councils for building more homes. He denied claims that changes in Housing Benefit rules would be unfair claiming that ordinary people could no longer afford some of the homes paid for by the £24bn Housing Benefit bill. Shapps championed Tenant Panels.

 

In terms of climate change, he might have introduced binding targets for affordable (sustainable) housing, such as flatpacks with free approved designs and automatic planning permission. Instead, councils were allowed to run riot, going on a building spree that included usurping green belt and other land that was protected, where climate unfriendly housing hit boomtown proportions as the fat-cat kleptocrats moved in for the kill.

 

At the 2011 party conference, Shapps backed the expansion of right to buy with the income being spent on replacing the sold housing with new affordable housing on a one for one basis. This did not happen of course. Mainly because the loopholes were left wide open.

 

In 2012, Shapps launched StreetLink – a website and phone app for the public to bring help to rough sleepers.

2007 - Shadow housing minister

In June 2007, Shapps became shadow housing minister, outside the shadow cabinet, but entitled to attend its meetings. 
He was shadow housing minister during the period of the last four Labour government housing ministers. During this period of opposition he argued in favour of a community-up approach to solving the housing crisis and warned against top-down Whitehall driven housing targets, which he believed had failed in the past.

2005 - Member of Parliament

Shapps stood again in the 2005 election and was elected as the Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield, defeating the Labour MP and Minister for Public Health, Melanie Johnson. He received 22,172 votes (49.6%) and had a majority of 5,946 (13.3%), recording the second highest swing from Labour to Conservative in the 2005 election of 8.2%.

 

Shapps publicly backed David Cameron's bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party, seconding Cameron's nomination papers. Upon Cameron's election as party leader Shapps was appointed vice chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for campaigning. 

 

He was a member of the Public Administration Select Committee between May 2005 and February 2007. At the 2010 general election he was re-elected with an 11.1% swing and a majority of 17,423, taking 57% of the vote. Shapps was opposed to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union prior to the 2016 referendum, but then voted for it in 2019.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT GRANT

 

House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA 
Phone: 020 7219 8497 
Email: shappsg@parliament.uk

Welwyn Hatfield Conservative Association
Maynard House
The Common
Hatfield
AL10 0NF 
Phone: 01707 262632 
Email: nathaniel.chapman@parliament.uk

 

https://twitter.com/grantshapps

grant@shapps.com

 

 

Claire Perry's website

 

FORMER TRANSPORT UNDER SECRETARY - Claire Perry was a former transport under secretary of state. She might have moved a little quicker, as might Michael Gove. But the real blame for the mess we are in rest with the civil servants and instructing politicians going back to the 1990s. Red Flag policies were rife with petrochemical lobbyists ruling the day.

 

 

 

CABINET MPS -MARCH 2020

 

 

 

Boris Johnson

Prime Minister

 

Rishi Sunack, MP Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Rishi Sunack

Chancellor Exchequer

 

Priti Patel

 

Priti Patel

Home Secretary

 

Dominic Raab

 

Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

Chancellor D. Lancaster

 

Ben Wallace

 

Ben Wallace

Defence Secretary

 

Matt Hancock

 

Matt Hancock

Health & Social Care

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

International Trade

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

Education

 

Oliver Dowden

 

Oliver Dowden

Culture

 

Alok Sharma MP, Reading West

 

Alok Sharma

MP Reading West

 

Robert Jenrick

 

Robert Jenrick

Housing, Local Gov.

 

Terese Coffey

 

Therese Coffey

Work & Pensions

 

Robert Buckland

 

 Robert Buckland

Justice

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

International Dev.

 

Grant Shapps MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Grant Shapps

Transport

 

George Eustice

 

 George Eustice

Environment

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland

 

Alister Jack

 

Alister Jack

Scottish Sec. State

 

Simon Hart

 

 Simon Hart

Welsh Sec. State

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

Leader Lords

 

Amanda Milling

 

 Amanda Milling

Party Chairman

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

 Jacob Rees-Mogg

Leader Commons

 

Mark Spencer

 

Mark Spencer

Chief Whip

 

 

Suella Braverman

 

Suella Braverman

Attorney General

 

 

Stephen Barclay

 

 Stephen Barclay

Treasury Sec.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATIVE MPS 2017-2020

 

 

Boris Johnson

 

Boris Johnson - Prime Minister

MP Uxbridge & South Ruislip

 

Rishi Sunack, MP Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Rishi Sunack

MP for Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Grant Shapps MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Grant Shapps

MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Philip Hammond

 

Philip Hammond

MP Runnymede & Weybridge

 

Alok Sharma MP, Reading West

 

Alok Sharma

MP Reading West

 

Damian Green

 

Damian Green

MP for Ashford

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

MP South Staffordshire

 

Liam Fox

 

Liam Fox

MP North Somerset

 

David Lidlington

 

David Lidlington

MP for Aylesbury

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

MP Bowes Park Haringey

 

Jeremy Hunt

 

Jeremy Hunt

MP South West Surrey

 

Justine Greening

 

Justine Greening

MP for Putney

 

Chris Grayling

 

Chris Grayling

MP Epsom & Ewell

 

Karen Bradley

 

Karen Bradley

MP Staffordshire Moorlands

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

MP Surrey Heath

 

David Gauke

 

David Gauke

MP South West Hertfordshire

 

Sajid Javid

 

Sajid Javid

MP for Bromsgrove

 

James Brokenshire

 

James Brokenshire

MP Old Bexley & Sidcup

 

Alun Cairns

 

 Alun Cairns

MP Vale of Glamorgan

 

David Mundell

 

 David Mundell MP

Dumfriesshire Clydes & Tweeddale

 

Patrick Mcloughlin

 

Patrick McLoughlin

MP Derbyshire Dales

 

Greg Clark

 

 Greg Clark

MP Tunbridge Wells

 

Penny Mordaunt

 

Penny Mordaunt

MP Portsmouth North

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Andrea Leadsom

MP South Northamptonshire

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Jeremy Wright

MP Kenilworth & Southam

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

MP South West Norfolk

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

MP Great Yarmouth

 

MP

Nus Ghani

MP Wealden

 

 

 Huw Merriman

MP Battle

 

Steve Double

 

 Steve Double

MP St Austell & Newquay

 

Sarah Newton

 

Sarah Newton

MP Truro & Falmouth

 

Rebecca Pow

 

Rebecca Pow

MP Taunton Deane

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

 Jacob Rees-Mogg

MP Somerset

 

Gavin Williamson

 

 Gavin Williamson

MP Staffordshire

 

 

Thérèse Coffey

MP Suffolk Coastal

 

Caroline Ansell MP Eastbourne 2015 to 2017

 

Caroline Ansell

MP Eastbourne

 

 .David Davis

 

David Davis

MP Haltemprice & Howden

 

 

Claire Perry

MP for Devizes

 

Amber Rudd

 

Amber Rudd

MP Hastings & Rye

 

 

 

 .

 

Theresa May

 

Theresa May - former PM

MP for Maindenhead

 

David Cameron

 

 David Cameron

Former Prime Minister

 

 

 John Major

Former Prime Minister

 

Margaret Thatcher

 

 Margaret Thatcher

Former Prime Minister

 

 

 

UK POLITICS

The United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:

 

CONSERVATIVE PARTY

CO-OPERATIVE PARTY

DEMOCRAT UNIONIST PARTY

GREEN PARTY

LABOUR PARTY

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

PLAID CYMRU

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY

SINN FEIN

SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY

UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY

ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY

 

Conservative Party

Co-operative Party

Democratic Unionist Party

Green Party

Labour Party

Liberal Democrats

Plaid Cymru

Scottish National Party

Sinn Féin

Social Democratic and Labour Party

UK Independence Party

Ulster Unionist Party

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SIX (SUGGESTED) STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET

 

1. TRANSPORT: Phase out polluting vehicles. Governments aim to end the sale of new petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2040 but have no infrastructure plan to support such ambition, other than the ambition to support innovation, although this ambition and how support is made available where it counts is yet to be detailed. Land transport holds the greatest potential to lower the UK's carbon footprint, over marine transport. Systems and supportive policies need to be put in place to allow Buses, cars and trucks to recharge conveniently. Some level of standardization and flexibility should be demanded by policy makers, including the requirement for OEMs to collaborate to find practical solutions.

 

Marine transport can be carbon neutral. Zero carbon shipping is gaining ground with offshore solar boat racers reaching 35knots (Delft University @ Monaco 2019). The first solar powered circumnavigation record was set in 2012 by PlanetSolar. That record could be halved by another contender on the drawing board. Using solar and wind power, combined with smaller vessels and more frequent sailings, could provide a zero carbon solution but will require the shipping industry to rethink their bigger is better attitude.

 

2. RENEWABLESRenewable energy should replace carbon-based fuels (coal, oil and gas) in our electricity, heating and transport. We are well on the way to that with solar and wind power now price competitive to fossil fuels.

 

3. HOUSING: On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with new build homes that are affordable and built of wood for improved insulation and carbon lock. New units might not need planning consents if energy self-sufficient, or very nearly so. Planning consents should be struck for genuinely affordable/sustainable housing and self builds where cost is below £50,000. See letter to Nus Ghani July 2019.

 

4. AGRICULTURE: We need trees to absorb carbon emissions from a growing population, flying, and to build new homes. Reducing food waste and promoting less energy intensive eating habits such as no meat Mondays.

 

5. INDUSTRY: Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy generation. This could be done simply by making it a 106 type (mitigation) condition of new builds that they include solar heating and photovoltaic panels. Too many units were built in the last 3 years without climate friendly features, such as EV charging points.

 

6. POLITICS: - National governing bodies need to adopt rules to eliminate administrative wastages, restrain local authority empire building, scale down spending on war machines, educate the public and support sustainable social policies that mesh with other cultures transparently. Ban kleptocratic policies. Open your doors to transparency and a new era of honest politics. Local authorities are famous for finding the loopholes to keep on doing favours for mates. Simply close those loopholes with binding statute. Any gray areas should be made black and white in writing. Even then councils will break the law, so introduce a task force to prosecute offending local authorities..

 

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LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://home.kpmg/uk/en/home/insights/2019/07/the-decarbonisation-of-uk-transport.html

https://members.parliament.uk/member/1582/contact

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/grant-shapps

https://www.shapps.com/

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE COP HISTORY

 

1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY

2008 COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND

1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2009 COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN

2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO

1998 COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

2011 COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY

2012 COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR

2000:COP 6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

2013 COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND

2001 COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

2014 COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU

2002 COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA

2015 COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France

2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY

2016 COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco

2004 COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

2017 COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany

2005 COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA

2018 COP 24/CMP 14/CMA -, Katowice, Poland

2006 COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA

2019 COP 25/CMP 15/CMA -, Santiago, Chile

2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA

2020 COP 26/CMP 16/CMA 3, Glasgow, Scotland

 

 

DESERTIFICATION COP HISTORY

 

COP 1: Rome, Italy, 29 Sept to 10 Oct 1997

COP 9: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21 Sept to 2 Oct 2009

COP 2: Dakar (Senegal), 30 Nov to 11 Dec 1998

COP 10: Changwon (South Korea), 10 to 20 Oct 2011

COP 3: Recife (Brazil), 15 to 26 Nov 1999

COP 11: Windhoek (Namibia), 16 to 27 Sept 2013

COP 4: Bonn (Germany), 11 to 22 Dec 2000

COP 12: Ankara (Turkey), 12 to 23 Oct 2015

COP 5: Geneva (Switzerland), 1 to 12 Oct 2001

COP 13: Ordos City (China), 6 to 16 Sept 2017

COP 6: Havana (Cuba), 25 August to 5 Sept 2003

COP 14: New Delhi (India), 2 to 13 Sept 2019

COP 7: Nairobi (Kenya), 17 to 28 Oct 2005

COP 15:  2020

COP 8: Madrid, Spain, 3 to 14 Sept 2007

COP 16:  2021

 

 

BIODIVERSITY COP HISTORY

 

COP 1: 1994 Nassau, Bahamas, Nov & Dec

COP 8: 2006 Curitiba, Brazil, 8 Mar

COP 2: 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov

COP 9: 2008 Bonn, Germany, May

COP 3: 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov

COP 10: 2010 Nagoya, Japan, Oct

COP 4: 1998 Bratislava, Slovakia, May

COP 11: 2012 Hyderabad, India

EXCOP: 1999 Cartagena, Colombia, Feb

COP 12: 2014 Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, Oct

COP 5: 2000 Nairobi, Kenya, May

COP 13: 2016 Cancun, Mexico, 2 to 17 Dec

COP 6: 2002 The Hague, Netherlands, April

COP 14: 2018 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 17 to 29 Nov

COP 7: 2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb

COP 15: 2020 Kunming, Yunnan, China

 

 

UN CLIMATE ACTION PORTFOLIOS

 

1. Finance
2. Energy Transition
3. Industry Transition
4. Nature-Based Solutions
5. Cities and Local Action
6. Resilience and Adaptation
7. Mitigation Strategy
8. Youth Engagement & Public Mobilization
9. Social and Political Drivers

 

 

AFFORDABLE | CLIMATE | DEVELOPERS | ECONOMY | FLOOD | HISTORY | HOMES

LADDER | MORALSPOVERTY | PROPERTY | SLAVERY | TAXES | SLUMS | VALUATIONS | WEALTH

 

BUSHYWOOD A - Z INDEX