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Climate Change Funding

Leaders at FSC have welcomed moves by environmental groups in Britain to push for more Government funding to tackle the climate emergency.

Charities have warned that funding must be more than doubled next year and have called for urgent action.

It comes just days before chancellor Sajid Javid announces his spending priorities for 2020.

Today Mark Castle, FSC chief executive, welcomed the positive actions of key environmental organisations across Britain.

He also reiterated his plea for the Government to consider more funding for outdoor education.

Mr Castle wrote to the new PM following his appointment in July to ask for school funding to be addressed as a matter of urgency, in particular in relation to outdoor education.

“The latest call from environmental groups demonstrates the need for the Government to refocus its priorities heading into 2020,” said Mr Castle.

“It’s clear that environmental sustainability should be at the top of the Government’s agenda when it comes to prioritising spending. Supporting environmental education, sustainable development, cleaner industry and a movement towards a low-carbon economy is absolutely essential.”

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We declared our own climate emergency on Thursday 4th July and committed to further reduce our carbon use in line with ambitious targets.

Switching to greener, off-grid sources of energy has been key to our success in reducing our carbon footprint. Efforts have also focused on building infrastructure and managing heat loss at centres, replacing our vehicle fleet with more energy efficient cars and reducing travel time for staff.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/02/uk-funding-to-tackle-climate-emergency-needs-to-more-than-double

Tuesday, September 3, 2019