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 …

Climate Emergency Camden submits Action Plan

Climate Emergency Camden has submitted its Action Plan for tackling climate and ecological breakdown to Camden Council leaders in an attempt to guide and support the council to take a leadership role in improving borough-wide environmental sustainability. The far-reaching Call to Action was developed over several weeks through a consultative process among CEC coalition members …

Climate Emergency Camden joins Citizens’ Assembly

Following an invitation from Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden, Climate Emergency Camden has joined the advisory team for Camden Council’s Citizens’ Assembly process. The Council is organising the Citizens’ Assembly in July “to decide how Camden should help address the growing climate crisis”. It aims to collect residents’ ideas about how …