Category Archives: Environment

Labour to plan green economic rescue from coronavirus crisis......

Labour is drawing up ambitious proposals to rescue the post-coronavirus economy with a radical green recovery plan focused on helping young people who lose their jobs by retraining them in green industries.

Seeking to seize the initiative on the country’s future direction once the pandemic abates, Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, has called for the plans to include creating a “zero-carbon army of young people” doing work such as planting trees, insulating buildings and working on green technologies.  Click here to read more.

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Clearer skies......

Campaigners against aviation in the borough are celebrating after London City Airport dropped plans to extend flight operating times, delayed a decision on its proposed expansion, and grounded all commercial planes until the end of the government lockdown.  Click here to read more.

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Why we must stop this incinerator......

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has written to more than 400 North London councillors, including all councillors in Waltham Forest, calling for them to pause work on building a new incinerator at Edmonton until after an independent review is completed.  Click here to read more.

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Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates, study finds......

Dirty air increases risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients.  Click here to read more.

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Extinction Rebellion cancels London ‘mass rebellion’ over coronavirus fears......

Extinction Rebellion has cancelled its next “mass rebellion” in London in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group, also known as XR, were set to take to the streets on May 23 in a fresh round of calls for action in tackling the climate crisis.  Click here to read more.

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Climate Strike Waltham Forest 29 November......

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Revealed: The Super Wealthy Tory Donors with Ties to Climate Science Denial and Fossil Fuels......

The Conservative Party gets vast sums from an elite club of super wealthy donors that have made their money from polluting industries or are involved in backing climate science denial in the UK, a new analysis shows.  Click here to read more.

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Central London Buira Seminar: A Just Transition? trade unions and climate change......

Friday 29 November 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm, followed by buffet lunch

University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS (opposite Madame Tussauds and nearly opposite Baker Street tube) Room tbc

For further details and to reserve a place, contact Linda Clarke (clarkel@wmin.ac.uk)

This regular monthly seminar is focused on the urgent question of climate change and how this is and can be addressed by trade unions. Continue reading

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Climate, Green New Deal and Elections – Get Involved!......

Wed, 13 November 2019, 18:30 – 20:30, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish, Street, London,W1W 6XH.  Click here to read more.

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Capital and Regional, which runs Walthamstow Mall, sold to new owners......

A consultation over a £200 million redevelopment was launched last week after the developers agreed to sell a majority stake in the company to a South African property giant. Click here to read more.

There will be a Save Our Square meeting on November 4 at 7pm at William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow

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