Cornwall council launches a brand new crowdfunding opportunity for projects tackling the climate emergency.
“We’re encouraging green initiatives to let us know what they’re doing in response to the climate emergency and how crowdfunding will play its part.
Ten successful entries will be chosen to win a share of £30,000 in match funding (up to £5,000 per project) from Cornwall Council to go towards a crowdfunding campaign.
We want to hear from individuals, groups and organisations who are tackling Cornwall’s climate emergency head-on and inspiring others in their endeavour to do so!
We’re ready to #BackTheFuture in Cornwall. Are you?”
G7 Nature Compact
Here in Cornwall, we hosted the G7 Summit and our ask was that nature is placed at the top of the agenda. There were lots of demonstrations, peaceful protests and a paddle out organised by Surfers Against Sewage.
There has been some progress in this area as the G7 nations committed to protecting at least 30% of land and oceans before 2030. Ensuring strong accountability to each other in the hope that it will accelerate the process and lead to more ambitious goals.
Environment Secretary George Eustice said:
For the first time, the G7 has committed to halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity in the next decade.
This is a major step forward on the path to CBD COP15 and COP26 and is a sign of the dedication to accelerate action within the G7 – and beyond – to tackle the interdependent crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
We have seen major progress this weekend and we welcome the collaboration between global leaders to raise our ambition and remain accountable in this critical decade.
Blue Planet Fund
The UK has also launched its Blue Planet Fund. A £500m project to support developing countries across 4 key areas in fighting the Climate Emergency.
- Climate change
- Marine pollution
- Sustainable Seafood