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 …

Retrofit to cut carbon emissions

Refurbishment and retrofitting of existing buildings is of vital importance to reduce carbon emissions caused by construction. CEC's Built Environment Group has sent an open letter to the Scrutiny Panel looking into Camden Council's Community Investment Programme, calling on the Council to prioritise refurbishment and retrofitting of their estate over demolition and rebuilding. This follows …

CEC statement to Full Council meeting as Camden declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency

We are facing an unprecedented catastrophe.  The world is on track to far exceed the 1.5°C limit before 2050One million species are at threat of extinction. These are not abstract statistics. They will affect every facet of our lives and those of our children. In addition to increased threat of heat waves and flooding, the …

CEC Meeting Tonight 7 til 9pm

Please join us at the Pineapple Pub,  Leverton Street, NW5 2NX, Monday 16th September 7.00-9.00pm.  We are having an open meeting for people who want to find out more about what CEC has been doing. Please come along to share ideas and thoughts on what we can do here in Camden. Climate Emergency Camden has been working with the Council as it prepares …

CEC’s letter to Council Leader Georgia Gould

Dear Georgia, Many thanks for inviting Climate Emergency Camden to contribute to the proceedings at the recent Citizens’ Assembly.  We were delighted to have participated through the advisory group and through our respective presentations. We welcome your commitment to delivering transformative change within the borough, informed by the outcomes of the Citizens’ Assembly, the CommonPlace …

CEC makes deputation to Camden’s Culture and Environment Committee

CEC made a deputation to the committee, which is chaired by Cllr Awale Olad. The following councillors were present: Jenny Headlam-Wells, Nayra Bello O'Shanahan, Henry Newman, Tom Simon and Rishi Madlani. See the webcast. The deputation is at 1 hour 16mins The key points that we made were: Business as usual will not deliver the change …