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Author Archives: Tom Bragg
Sadiq Khan asks for powers to control wood-burning Part one of this blog was on the inconvenient truth that burning wood, especially in our cities, is a major contributor to particulate air-pollution that’s killing an estimated 29,000 people a year … Continue reading
There’s ever-growing evidence that wood-burning is a big contributor to air pollution, especially in cities. On January 22nd London had a major air pollution incident, with Camden, Westminster and The City hitting 10 out of 10 (worst) on the Air … Continue reading
You can reveal where buildings are wasting heat with vivid thermal images… this guide shows how with lots of practical examples. I’ve been testing the £200 Flir One smartphone add-on. It’s as good as CCF’s £1,800 thermal imaging cameras with smartphone … Continue reading
Please ask your MP to support the Environment Pledge. The Brexit negotiations pose many threats and opportunities for UK environmental protection and our urgent transition into a low-carbon nation. If red-tape slashing vested interests get the upper hand, vital protections … Continue reading
In what I think is genuinely a day to celebrate, we have a legally binding climate deal from the Paris COP21 negotiations. The French did a great job on running the incredibly complex negotiations, resulting in an agreement that is … Continue reading
Last night we felt priveleged to hear Anote Tong, the President of Kiribati, call for no new coal mines. Before being invited I knew next to nothing about the pacific island state of Kiribati: straddling the equator and the international dateline, … Continue reading
As part of the Climate Ribbon project we brought dozens of ribbons from Cambridge on which people had written WHAT THEY LOVE AND HOPE TO NEVER LOSE TO CLIMATE CHAOS. Thanks Jenny & other who helped gathering them.
We’d offered to run a CCF workshop about personal footprints: “How to stop feeling helpless” at Climat Forum at a fairly bleak school in the Paris suburb of Montreuil. We only had confirmation a week ago. Publicity was minimal. Would … Continue reading
Extra security in Paris is undersandable but there were 2 events we couldn’t get into. On Friday night we went to the launch of Energy Unlocked, a new UK organisation supporting low-carbon energy innovation. It’s a small startup, which attracted … Continue reading
Anne & I will be in Paris from Thu 3 to Tue 8 December, attending some of the numerous fringe events. We hope to learn and share ideas with people and organisations like CCF from all over the world.
Tom Bragg, CCF Chair Signing the Cambridge Climate Message, on behalf of CCF, felt like connecting with the bigger picture: the Paris Climate talks, the coming low-carbon Cambridge and the people & organisations working for it. The message is: “We, … Continue reading
CCF OFFICE Hooper St. CB1 2NZ Thermal imaging vividly reveals weaknesses in a building’s insulation and air tightness. These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends … Continue reading
The Centre at St Paul’s (lower Hall) Hills Rd, CB2 1JP All welcome to come and hear CCF’s inside story, ask questions and give us your feedback. Do come along for: a brief formal AGM, with a chance to vote … Continue reading
The Centre at St Paul’s Hills Rd CB2 1JP Nearly all pre-1930s homes (and some built since) have solid walls that leak heat! 29 people came for lots of information and lively discussion with our panel of experts as they … Continue reading