Further reading on climate change

Further reading on climate change

Please note that the following books, articles and reports are not under the control of Stretton Climate Care. We believe that they are of interest. We do not necessarily endorse every opinion in an external publication.

These books have been recommended by our Members

David Attenborough A Life on our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the future. Ebury Press, October 2020, 272 pages. ISBN 978-1529108279.

Paul Behrens The Best of times, The Worst of times: Futures from the Frontiers of Climate Science. The Indigo Press, September 2020, 352 pages. ISBN 978-1911648093.

Mike Berners-Lee There is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years. Cambridge University Press, January 2021, revised edition, 336 pages. ISBN 978-1108821575.

Mark Carney Value(s): Building a Better World for All. William Collins, March 2021, 608 pages. ISBN 978-0008421090.

Christina Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac The Future We Choose. Manilla Press, February 2020, 240 pages. ISBN 78-1838770822.

Chris Goodall What We Need To Do Now: for a Zero Carbon Future. Profile Books, London, February 2020, 224 pages. ISBN 9781788164771

Jason Hickel Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World. William Heinemann, August 2020, 336 pages. ISBN 978-1785152498.

Rob Hopkins From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create theFuture we Want. Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2019, 224 pages. ISBN 978-1603589055.

Naomi Klein On fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. Allen Lane, September 2019, 320 pages. ISBN 78-0241410721.

Elizabeth Kolbert Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future. Bodley Head, March 2021, 256 pages. ISBN 978-1847925442.

Matthew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton Planet on Fire: A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown. Verso, London 2021, 288 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78873-877-4

Bill McKibben Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Wildfire, April 2019, 304 pages. ISBN 978-1472266507

Michael E Mann The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet. Publicaffairs, February 2021, 368 pages. ISBN 978-1541758230.

Kate Raworth Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to This Like a 21st-Century Economist. Random House, April 2017, 384 pages. ISBN 978-1847941374.

Greta Thunberg No One is too Small to Make a Difference. Allen Lane, November 2019, 144 pages. ISBN 978-0241453445.


June 2021 Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk: Advice to Government. For the UK’s third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3)

May 2021 “Next steps”: Climate Action Plan for the Ludlow Constituency to reach Net Zero by 2030.


December 2020 The Energy White Paper: Powering our Net Zero Future

December 2020 Shropshire Council Towards Zero Carbon. Low Carbon Projects

9 December 2020 SCC has been contacted by the teacher of an alternative learning program in the US, currently discussing sustainability and other environmental issues. Challenging being in so much isolation these days. And out of their discussions, comes this piece of original research by Jason: The Importance of Eco Friendly Cars. Jason has included some interesting links to further reading as well eg Heat Pumps: A Practical Solution for Cold Climates.

9 December 2020 The Sixth Carbon Budget The UKs path to Net Zero

9 December 2020 Policies for the Sixth Carbon Budget and Net Zero

9 December 2020 The Sixth Carbon Budget Methodology Report

19 November 2020 Books, reports for jump-starting U.S. climate action in 2021

30 October 2020 The United States’ contribution of plastic waste to land and ocean and the UK is the second worst offender …

20 October 2020 Climate Change Committee Corporate and Business Plan 2020-2023

October 2020 Why the planning system needs to be at the heart of delivering the UK’s climate change targets

29 September 2020 Shropshire Council secures funding for electric vehicles charging trial

23 September 2020 You can’t always get what you want: a reflection on Climate Assembly UK’s deliberations on decarbonising passenger transport

3 September 2020 Net Zero: How do we stop causing climate change

September 2020 The path to net zero: Climate Assembly UK Full report

19 August 2020 Funding secured for ‘smart’ electric vehicle charging project

17 August 2020 Smart meter electric vehicle charging competition – winning projects

29 July 2020 The Sixth Carbon Budget & Welsh emissions targets Summary of responses to Call for Evidence

10 July 2020 Six Months on a Planet in Crisis: Greta Thunberg’s travel Diary from the U.S to Davos

July 2020 SCC Response – Future support for low carbon heat

July 2020 Department of Transport. Cycle infrastructure design

July 2020 ‘This is not a bus plan’: Wrightbus’ Jo Bamford’s vision for catalysing the UK’s hydrogen economy

July 2020 A Green Stimulus for Housing: The macroeconomic impacts of a UK whole house retrofit programme

25 June 2020 Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

25 June 2020 COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis – Committee on Climate Care

June 2020 Notice on Changes to RHI Support and COVID-19 Response

June 2020 Environmental Audit Committee letter to Chancellor on post COVID recovery

June 2020 Electric vehicles: the future we made and problem of unmaking it

June 2020 25 year Environment Plan progress report to March 2020

28 May 2020 A factor of two: how the mitigation plans of ‘climate progressive’ nations fall far short of Paris-compliant pathways

26 May 2020 UK’s Largest Gas Replacement Project Bringing Ground Source Heating To Sunderland Apartment Blocks

May 2020 Heat- a policy chasm on the route towards net-zero | Exeter Energy Policy Group blog

April 2020 Support for low carbon heat – consultation

February 2020 Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change

2020 Climate stories that work: Six ways to change hearts and minds about climate change

December 2019 Shropshire Climate Change Strategy Framework: A Route Map to a Zero Carbon Shropshire

December 2019 Bristol net zero by 2030: the evidence base

21 November 2019 Decarbonisation time end electrification phobia

October 2019 Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero. A report for the Committee on Climate Change

September 2019 IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

July 2019 Reducing UK emissions: 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

July 2019 Shropshire Hills AONB Management Plan 2019-24

March 2019 If electric cars are the answer, what was the question?

May 2019 Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

2019 Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems

December 2018 More than electric cars: Why we need to reduce traffic to reach carbon targets

2018 Unlocking sustainable cities: A manifesto for real change

In 2018, delegates to COP 24, which was hosted in Katowice, Poland, adopted a comprehensive rulebook, fleshing out the operational details of the Paris Agreement.

October 2017 Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber

4 November 2016 The Paris Agreement entered into force

12 December 2015 What is the Paris Agreement?

12 December 2015 The Paris Agreement

October 2006 The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review A landmark study.

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