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

Added by: Jeana Malhi

July 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

18:00 to 20:00 2019-07-01 18:00:00 2019-07-01 20:00:00 Europe/London Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: East London takes action! <p>The past few months has also seen close to 100 UK councils declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. Across London seven boroughs have passed motions adopting a Climate Emergency, including in East London&nbsp;<a href="https://labourlist.org/2019/04/why-weve-declared-a-climate-emergency-in-tower-hamlets/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Tower Hamlets</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/News/Newham-declares-climate-emergency.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Newham</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/environment/hackney-council-declares-a-climate-emergency-1-5914142" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Hackney</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://walthamforestecho.co.uk/climate-emergency-declared/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow ... 321 Whitechapel Rd, Shadwell, London E1, UK Jeana Malhi j.malhi@communityenergyengland.org
321 Whitechapel Rd, Shadwell, London E1, UK

The past few months has also seen close to 100 UK councils declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. Across London seven boroughs have passed motions adopting a Climate Emergency, including in East London Tower HamletsNewhamHackneyWaltham Forest, and with petitions currently in place in Redbridge and Havering.

East 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 re...

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The past few months has also seen close to 100 UK councils declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’. Across London seven boroughs have passed motions adopting a Climate Emergency, including in East London Tower HamletsNewhamHackneyWaltham Forest, and with petitions currently in place in Redbridge and Havering.

East 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. New London borough carbon offset funds are also emerging which are beginning to support local carbon reduction action.

“Community Energy in a Climate Emergency: East London takes action!” will provide an opportunity to:

  • Hear the latest plans from councils who are taking action on tackling climate change
  • Find out how groups have developed community energy projects – from installing solar projects, to supporting energy efficiency retrofits- keeping homes warm with lowering energy bills.

We want to share best practice, find out and support other project ideas that community groups around East London are hoping to progress and build links between groups and councils to deliver a programme of action to help contribute to London’s pathway to zero carbon.

5.45pm Registration

6pm

  • Welcome Cllr. Rachel Blake
  • Abdul J Khan | Service Manager – Energy, Sustainability & Private Sector Housing, Tower Hamlets Council
  • Sarah Holliday, Community Energy in Action: Case Study, Bromley by Bow Centre
  • Leila Fortunato, Community Energy in Action: Case Study, Hackney Energy
  • TBC speakers from Newham, Waltham Forest
  • Discussion

8pm Close

Snacks and refreshments will be available

Background

The publication of the IPCC’s 1.5°c 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.

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