Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: North London takes action!

Added by: Jeana Malhi

July 2, 2019 - July 2, 2019

18:00 to 20:00 2019-07-02 18:00:00 2019-07-02 20:00:00 Europe/London Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: North London takes action! <p>The publication of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/chapter/summary-for-policy-makers/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">IPCC’s 1.50c study</a>&nbsp;has spurred on the debate on climate change as never before.&nbsp;<a href="https://ukscn.org/ys4c" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">School Climate Strikes</a><span class="MsoHyperlink">,</span>&nbsp;the emergence of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/ExtinctionRebellion/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Extinction Rebellion</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/net-zero-the-uks-contribution-to-stopping-global-warming/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero 2050 study</a>&nbsp;has ... Haringey Civic Centre (Stop BP), Wood Green, London N22 8ZW, UK Jeana Malhi j.malhi@communityenergyengland.org
Haringey Civic Centre (Stop BP), Wood Green, London N22 8ZW, UK

The publication of the IPCC’s 1.50c study has spurred on the debate on climate change as never before. School Climate Strikes, the emergence of Extinction Rebellion and the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero 2050 study has now led to the government’s pledge earlier this month to amend the 2008 Climate Change Act and legislate for a 2050 zero carbon target, the first government in the world to do this.

On the 1st May Parliament declared a Climate Emergency and you can watch this here (starts at 13.47, with the unopposed vote at 18.59) ...

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The publication of the IPCC’s 1.50c study has spurred on the debate on climate change as never before. School Climate Strikes, the emergence of Extinction Rebellion and the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero 2050 study has now led to the government’s pledge earlier this month to amend the 2008 Climate Change Act and legislate for a 2050 zero carbon target, the first government in the world to do this.

On the 1st May Parliament declared a Climate Emergency and you can watch this here (starts at 13.47, with the unopposed vote at 18.59) whilst the past few months has also seen close to 100 councils declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. In North London Haringey pass a motion to adopt a climate emergency in March 2019, and petitions are currently in place for similar commitments to be made in IslingtonCamdenEnfield with Barnet not far behind.

North London has a huge range of community groups already working to improve the environment of their neighbourhoods. Over the past few years, there have also been an increasing number of community energy projects coming forward providing advice to residents on improving energy efficiency, alleviating fuel poverty, and installing solar panels on community buildings. These projects have been designed, created and financed by the local community

There is a real urgency for new projects to come forward, and Community Energy London has worked with the Mayor of London to bring forward the London Community Energy Fund, which is currently supporting over 30 projects across the capital, as well as London borough carbon offset funds, which have recently been created.

Please come along to the Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: North London takes action! to hear from people who have installed solar projects and advised on ways to keep homes warm with lower energy bills too! Bring along ideas you have for your community buildings and programmes for your members on energy efficiency. Hear what Haringey and other local authorities are doing and how you can help them by spreading the word and demanding government action.”

This year Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) (22 June to 7 July 2019) coincides with the Mayor’s first London Climate Action Week (LCAW) – taking place 1 – 8 July 2019. This is a major new initiative by the Mayor to showcase London as global city at the forefront of tackling climate change, with the commitment, skills and expertise to achieve his target for London to be a zero carbon city by 2050.

Speakers:

Welcome Cllr Kirsten Hearn, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability, Haringey Council

Joe Baker, Head of Carbon Management, Haringey Council

Community Energy in Action: Case Study Power Up North London

Dermot Barnes, Chair, en10ergy, Community Energy in Action: Case Study

Working to reduce energy and carbon emissions: TBA

Islington Community Energy Fund

Discussion and summary: Community Energy London speaker


Final Agenda to be confirmed

Snacks and refreshments will be available

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