The path to a greener economy

GJA Annual General Meeting Tuesday 2 February 2021. 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

You are invited to join our annual meeting that will discuss the future
of green jobs and skills in the UK. The keynote address will be from
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the TUC. Paul is a member of the newly created Green Jobs Taskforce. This will be an opportunity to find out the current state of play and discuss the strategy needed to put us on the path to a zero-carbon economy.

All welcome

Register at: www.greenerjobsalliance

Messages from the Oxford Real Farming Conference

Richard Boothman

I spent seven days in early January dipping in and out of the presentations and seminars offered by the Oxford Real Farming Conference.  I was one of more than 5000 delegates from across the world who attended this on-line event where all aspects of farming were discussed by around 500 presenters in 150 sessions.  Although this was a farming conference, many of the topics under discussion were about food and how we can make food production more secure, more sustainable, more nutritious and more socially acceptable.

There were three key messages I took away from the conference:

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Youth urge governments to prioritise climate crisis

Young people from more than 115 countries, co-ordinated by the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) Youth Adaptation Network, have presented a call to action “Adapt for our Future” to 8th Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a virtual launch event hosted by the University of Groningen, the second-oldest university in the Netherlands. Ban Ki-moon, who is also Chair of the Global Centre on Adaptation, will present the youth declaration to world leaders attending by video the Climate Adaptation Summit, hosted by the Netherlands. Leaders including Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Narendra Modi are expected to attend.

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Bee Together talks starting soon

A series of online talks from experts and enthusiasts celebrating the fascinating world of pollinators and pollination start on January 28. January and February 2021 Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s  Bee Together project aims to bring people together to help reverse the decline of wild bees and other pollinators, through engagement, education and practical conservation work. Join in from the comfort of your living room!

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