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October 16, 2019

At the full council meeting on October 15th, High Peak Borough Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and agreed to set up a working group to determine the actions needed to confront the emergency both in the council's own operations and more widely by workin...

October 2, 2019

At the council meeting on Tuesday October 15th, High Peak Borough Council will debate a motion to declare a climate emergency. The motion is proposed by Green Party Councillor for Hope Valley, Joanna Collins and seconded by Councillor Jean Todd, Labour councillor for B...

August 3, 2019

 In 2007, Professor David King, then chief scientific advisor to the UK government stated. 

Avoiding dangerous climate change is impossible – dangerous climate change is already here. The question is, can we avoid catastrophic climate change?

Year after ye...

July 6, 2019

This spring has seen an eruption of interest and energy in campaigning about climate change, with Extinction Rebellion protests, the visit of Greta Thunberg, and David Attenborough’s TV documentary.  And in the Hope Valley, a meeting to discuss what we can do about it...

April 23, 2019

It's been a big week for the climate. Extinction Rebellion have been making headlines with their protests in London, the inspirational Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned and emotional speech to the EU, and David Attenborough’s sobering documentary Climate Change-...

April 4, 2019

Last year the International Panel on Climate Change issued the stark warning that we have only 12 years to act to limit the catastrophic effects of climate change. We can't avoid the effects completely, because they are already happening. Since then we've seen little r...

December 11, 2018

The Lancet countdown on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet medical journal was one of the first to highlight the enormous threat posed to health by climate change, describing it as the single largest public health threat of the century. In 2015, the Lancet Commission...

This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I hope it mobilises people and dents the mood of complacency 

Debra Roberts, co-chair of the IPCC working group on impacts.

There is nothing opaque about this new data. The illustrations of mounting impacts,...

June 28, 2018

The fire still burning on Saddleworth Moor is not in High Peak itself. But it is close enough to make us worry: we have many similar moors in the borough, and given the high temperatures and exceptionally dry conditions, it could have readily been on Kinder or Bleaklow...

November 23, 2017

Think Global – Act Local’ 
E.F Schumacher

Local and regional Governments find themselves increasingly at the forefront in the battle against the impacts of climate change. 

While national governments continue to prevaricate and placate the big money interests, City and...