BMC Climate Change Project

Posted by Zara Muang on 22/08/2011

The BMC Climate Change Project is funded by the BMC Access & Conservation Trust (ACT).

In April, 2011 the BMC climate project team gathered with representatives from different parts of the hill walking and climbing sector to discuss whether the sector could work together to tackle climate change.

The working group was well attended, including representatives from the European Outdoor Group, Mountain Equipment, the Castle Climbing Centre, the Institute for Outdoor Learning and the Climbers’ Club.

The group pledged support for an ACT-funded review of current knowledge on carbon emissions created by the UK hill walking and climbing sector - including travel, accommodation, kit, climbing walls and outdoor centres.

The review would also conclude with recommendations of low carbon projects that the sector could support in the future to reduce further emissions.

Project team
Project manager: Zara Maung
Research expert: Catherine Bottrill
Student researcher: Nick Roberts

Project outcomes
The review is currently underway and will be presented at a second working group meeting in September 2011 before being published on the BMC website in November.

The second working group will discuss the review and its recommendations and decide how to move forward with the project. Conclusions from the meeting will be summarised in the final published report.

Get involved!
If you would like to find out more about the project, would like to get involved or if you have any suggestions concerning relevant data or low carbon projects please email Catherine Flitcroft at: catherine@thebmc.co.uk or Zara Maung at: ecoclimber@googlemail.com

In 2011, the BMC research grant was set up to help fund research by postgraduate students into environmental issues surrounding climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.  The BMC Climate Change Project is the first student project to be funded by the BMC research grant.
 



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