Draft response to Camden’s Biodiversity Strategy

CEC have been preparing our response to the Council's proposed Biodiversity Strategy, on which Camden is currently consulting. Link to Camden's consultation. We think that Camden should be much more ambitious and are calling for a much more rigorous approach, with clear and measurable targets. Please see our thoughts below, which respond to the sections …

CEC joins the CEE Bill Alliance

The Climate and Ecology Bill is a private members bill prepared by a team of scientists, academics, lawyers and campaigners working together—and guided by current science—to call for urgent, far-reaching and necessary actions from the UK Government to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. https://www.ceebill.uk The CEE Bill Alliance are striving to build a broad …

Deputations on the Edmonton Incinerator and Trees

CEC has joined forces with XR Camden, Canopy Coalition and BARA (Bartholomew Road Residents Association) to make two deputations to Camden Council's Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee, chaired by Cllr. Awale Olad. view here. Tania gave a detailed and irrefutable explanation of why building a new waste incinerator in Edmonton would be extremely damaging for …

Letter to Camden about Retrofitting

Climate Emergency Camden's Built Environment Group has written to Camden Council's Climate Board about the necessity of prioritising refurbishment over demolition and rebuilding when dealing with its own building stock. The letter is as follows. The Greenest Building is one that already exists: We are writing to  Camden's Climate Board, as Camden Council moves forward …

Build Back Better

CEC, together with other groups, have written to the the leader of Camden Council about what will happen after Covid crisis is over, and public money is made available to drive the economy. Rather simply rebuild what we had before, we call on Camden to invest in a more resilient future. The crisis shows three …

CEC’s response on Camden’s Council’s Climate Action Plan

CEC have submitted to the Council our detailed consideration of Camden's draft proposals. Whilst we welcome these first steps, with call on the Council to act with more urgency and greater ambition. Our main point is that there needs to be more clarity about the overall objectives: there should be a clear strategy for achieving …