Category Archives: Environment

Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency......

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struck.  Click here to read more.

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September 25 – Global day of climate action......

During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year.  Click here to read more.

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Calls to cost review Edmonton incinerator rebuild refused......

Waltham Forest Council’s deputy leader declined to carry out a cost review of the planned rebuild of north London’s incinerator last week.

The review was requested by Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, one of a number who objected to the rebuild at a North London Waste Authority meeting on June 25.

Objectors say building a larger incinerator will increase air pollution and CO2 emissions and claim the plans are based on outdated predictions of an increase in waste.  Click here to read more.

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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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