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A Just Recovery?A Just Recovery?

During her talk at the Hay Festival Digital, Christiana Figueres, former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, pointed out that the post covid stimulus package, an estimated 15 trillion dollars, will dwarf all spending for many years to come, making it vital that this money is used to create a massive shift to a circular, low carbon economy not business as usual.

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Hay Festival DigitalHay Festival Digital
There have been many aspects of lockdown which have been frustrating, difficult and distressing but last week these were mitigated by the pleasure of joining thousands from around the world online at the Hay Festival Digital.  There were the obvious glitches due to the familiar poor internet connections and I was disappointed not to hear Ilhan Omar, (her interview with Jon Snow was cancelled due to the unfolding situation in Minnesota), but there were many delights and congratulations go to the organisers. Those that missed it can catch the talks on Hay Player for a £10 subscription.
Personal highlights included:

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Ask Transport Minister to scrap plans for A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Redstone Cross bypassAsk Transport Minister to scrap plans for A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Redstone Cross bypass

We have created an online petition opposing the plan to build a bypass from Llanddewi Velfrey to Redstone Cross, please consider signing it and sharing it.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/ask-transport-minister-to-scrap-plans-for-a40-llanddewi-velfrey-to-redstone-cross-bypass

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Meetings go onlineMeetings go online

During the current crisis we will be holding virtual meetings online using Zoom. 

I am sure we are now all becoming familiar with the new technology.

And may be it is a chance for those who are unable to travel to join us. 

Please email and we can send you an invitation.

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Heathrow WinHeathrow Win

Congratulations to Friends of the Earth and all the participants on their fantastic result in the court of Appeal. 

As Andrew Murgett, Major Partnership Team, wrote:

'....today the Court of Appeal put climate first and judged the government’s plans for Heathrow expansion to be unlawful.' 

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Climate Change EmergencyClimate Change Emergency

As we have previously reported in May 2019 the PCC consider a notice of motion relating to climate change. Point 1 – Declaring a Climate Emergency went to the vote and was approved. Point 4 – Call on WG and UK Governments to provide the necessary support and resources to enable effective carbon reductions was also approved. Points 2, 3, 5 & 6 were referred to the corporate overview and Scrutiny committee. 

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7.30pm Friday 26th June on Zoom

Email: info@foepembrokeshire.org.uk

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