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Climate emergency

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The climate emergency is the biggest threat facing our countryside and planet. We need to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. But there’s good news: the countryside can provide many of the solutions.

CPRE promotes planting more trees and hedgerows, taking better care of our soils and restoring peatlands. These actually suck carbon from the air and store it in the ground. And we’re calling on government to speed up the move to renewable energy and to set a target date for phasing fossil fuels out altogether.

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Life at the Edge - CPRE Norfolk's Annual Lecture 2021

A fascinating talk on climate change from Asher Minns, Director of the Norwich Tyndall Centre for CPRE Norfolk's Annual Lecture.

Asher discusses what challenges lie ahead as we emerge from coronavirus restrictions to face up to what must be done to tackle climate change.

Recorded in May 2021

A footpath alongside a hedgerow and farmland in the Norfolk countryside