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The UK Roundtable on Climate Change and Poverty has published its first report. Jan 2009

4 February 2009

Poverty and climate change must be tackled together

The report recommends:

  • Improving household energy efficiency, reducing both emissions and fuel poverty.
  • Planning for an equitable transition to a low carbon economy; paving the way for the UK to capitalise on the opportunities and reap the benefits of the new low-carbon economy including the creation of new 'green collar' jobs.
  • Promoting sustainable public service provision, including low-carbon food procurement for hospitals and schools.
  • Improving the existing housing stock; moving towards low carbon design in housing and urban development.
  • Investing in a public transport system, which is better for the environment and more equitable.

The Roundtable on Climate Change and Poverty in the UK are:

  • nef (the new economics foundation)
  • Oxfam GB
  • Friends of the Earth
  • The Royal College of Nursing
  • Sustain
  • Climate and Health Council
  • WEN (Women's Environment Network)
  • Medact
  • Capacity Global
  • bassac