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Online: Climate Action Week – Camden Climate Pledge launch BEE Midtown 18th Nov

Businesses, Events, Third Sector, Uncategorized – Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Join the Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) and BEE Midtown Business Improvement District as they launch the new Camden Climate Pledge initiative during London Climate Action Week.

The Camden Climate Pledge asks organisations to commit to doing all that they can to help contribute to a net zero...



Online workshop: Support for businesses improving air quality, Grays Inn Road, 19th Nov

Events – Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Join Cross River Partnership and Camden Climate Change Alliance for a free online workshop on Thursday 19th November 2020 10.30am-11.30am to assist businesses in the Grays Inn Road area, Camden

Cross River Partnership (CRP) and the Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) invite businesses in the...



Online: Climate Action Week – SDG leaders in Camden 17th Nov

Events – Thursday, November 12th, 2020

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals agreed in 2015 provide a framework for organisations to cover a broad spectrum of areas.  In addition to benefiting the business bottom line,  the leaders group seeks to simplify the SDGs for businesses, communities and schools to demonstrate the impact...



Member annual data energy reporting – now open

News, Uncategorized – Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

CCCA’s energy data reporting cycle is now open. By reporting your energy data, you will be contributing to the 2020 CCCA annual report, where we collectively disclose member carbon emissions and reductions.

This makes the CCCA and its members accountable and more importantly, it provides members...



Safe travel in Camden consultation – your views needed on changes

News – Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Your views are needed on the changes to Camden’s street. Since lockdown fast paced changes have been made to streets across Camden to help make them safer and healthier including adding 5 new cycle lanes and restricting traffic on 19 residential streets and outside 8 schools.

The Covid-19...



School Climate Charter – Share your views

News – Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

The Camden Schools Climate Charter is a local framework to empower schools to play their part in making Camden a zero-carbon borough by 2030. Signatories of the charter will declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency and commit to taking action to contribute to addressing it in line with the



Your views needed: support to reduce energy consumption

Businesses, News, Uncategorized – Monday, October 19th, 2020

The Mayor of London is seeking views from businesses on support they require and challenges they face in reducing energy consumption. To help, take the survey now by 13th November 2020.

 

Message from Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor Environment and Energy:

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and his...



National Clean Air Day – 8 October

Businesses, News, Uncategorized – Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Thursday 8 October is National Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, and Camden Council is reaffirming its commitment to improve air quality throughout the borough, to better protect the health of those who live, work and study in Camden.

Camden has committed to achieve the...



Important Changes to the Display Energy Certificate

Businesses, News – Thursday, October 8th, 2020

The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations for England and Wales” came into effect on the 1st October 2008 and has since required all buildings within a certain criteria to present a valid Display Energy Certificate (DEC).

The criteria for to determine which buildings qualify are as...



Refill Refreshed! Reducing more packaging from 1st October

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The award-winning Refill campaign is expanding on 1st October to help tackle the problem of packaging.

  • The Refill campaign which has already saved 100 million pieces of plastic from our oceans expands, is to become the world’s first dedicated app to help people find locations to reuse and...


Support the local community – Camden Giving Week

News – Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Camden Giving has a mission to end local poverty and inequality in Camden.

Camden Giving Week 12th – 18th October is a week dedicated to showing support to Camden neighbours facing inequality. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a tough year for all and as a charity Camden Giving have...



CCCA Online Event 23rd Sept: UN Sustainable Development Goals & Business Recovery in Camden

Events – Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Join us online to celebrate Global Goals Week! Learn how the Global Goals provide an opportunity for business in post-covid recovery.

This free online event for organisations based or operating in Camden will cover how the UN Sustainable Development Goals ‘Global Goals’ can benefit your business...



Clean Air Villages 3

Businesses, News – Monday, September 14th, 2020

Cross River Partnership (CRP) is delivering the Clean Air Villages 3 project (CAV3), funded by Defra’s Air Quality Grant, with Westminster City Council as the leading partner, to improve local air quality in 16 different London ‘villages’. CRP are pleased that Defra are supporting a...



A Biodiversity Strategy for Camden: Have Your Say

News – Friday, September 11th, 2020

Nature Conservation Officer at Camden Council, Greg Hitchcock provides an insight into biodiversity in Camden and asks for your input on the new Biodiversity Strategy in light of the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

As part of the declaration of the Climate Ecological Emergency, Camden Council...



Cargo Bike Trial: Success for UCL

Case studies and blog posts – Friday, September 11th, 2020

The Mail & Courier Services Team of University College London (UCL) are currently using the Camden cargo bikes to deliver essential mail and parcels across UCL, including items such as blood samples, to University College London Hospital on Euston Road.

The Camden Cargo Bike Network provides free...



New COVID Guidance for Refill Stations

News – Friday, August 7th, 2020

Refill is an award-winning campaign to help reduce the consumption of plastic by making it easier to refill a reusable water bottle. CCCA is working with City to Sea to deliver this project across the borough. Businesses commit to providing a refill facility which is promoted through an online map...



Camden Climate Funds awarded for Kentish Town school solar

News, Schools – Friday, August 7th, 2020

Following a successful application to the Camden Climate Fund from Kentish Town CE Primary School, Solar PV is to be installed on the roofs of 6 of the school’s buildings. The project has been awarded £18,776 from the Camden Climate Fund which will be matched by money raised through the...



New Call for Drivers to Turn Engines Off: Support for Businesses

News – Friday, August 7th, 2020

A new London-wide campaign, jointly lead by Camden Council was launched on Monday 3rd August encouraging businesses to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

The Idling Action Project, led by Camden Council and City of London Corporation, and supported by the Mayor of London, has been...



Funding awarded for Camden Canal Project in King’s Cross

News – Friday, August 7th, 2020

Camden Council has been awarded £65,500 from the GLA’s Good Growth Fund for the ‘Camden Low Emission Waterway’ project to help tackle air pollution.

The project will see electric charge points installed along the canal tow-path, providing clean power for canal boaters at visitor moorings in...



Power Up North London – Call for energy project partners

News – Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Power Up North London are looking for business and organisations to partner with to deliver community energy projects to tackle the climate crisis.

The community business has successfully raised £150k of crowdfunding and over £100k of grant funding to install solar panels on six buildings in...



Camden’s New Climate Action Plan 2020-25

News – Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Following Camden’s Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis last year, the new Climate Action Plan, an ambitious five-year programme of projects and initiatives that brings to life a vision of a zero-carbon borough by 2030, was approved earlier in June. This will be the first of two plans.

To...



Camden’s Climate Action Plan Online Launch 2nd July

Events, News – Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Join Councillor Adam Harrison plus others to learn more about the recently approved Camden Climate Action Plan at an online event on 2nd July 6pm-7pm.

The Climate Action Plan is the product of the UK’s first Citizen’s Assembly on the climate crisis which took place in Camden last summer. It...



Camden in Bloom- Taking pride in our neighbourhoods

News – Friday, June 26th, 2020

Camden in Bloom aims to encourage residents, businesses and community groups to take pride in their neighbourhood and create a more pleasant place to live and work.

Everyone can contribute to a greener and cleaner Camden. Think of your garden, balcony, baskets or pots as one piece of your local...



Partnerships delivering community energy in Camden

Case studies and blog posts, Schools – Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Power Up North London Director, Ben Pearce, provides an update on the Hampstead solar project – a successful partnership bringing benefits to the local community and reducing carbon.

Following a successful community share offer which raised £46,000, 48kW of solar panels were installed at...



Calculating your carbon footprint – 2020 conversion factors released

News – Friday, June 12th, 2020

Carbon conversion factors for 2020 have recently been released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Find the highlights below. The methodology for determining carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) remains the same year on year except where changes are...



CCCA members help the community during COVID-19

News – Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

We are always impressed by the leadership Camden Climate Change Alliance members show on sustainability. During the COVID-19 crisis once again organisations across the borough are coming together to help each other and the local community. We’ve highlighted some of their work below:

The...



Making travel safer in Camden

News – Thursday, June 4th, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created new road safety challenges in Camden. Camden Council want to make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle locally, shop on their local high street, reach their local green spaces, schools and NHS sites, all while maintaining physical...



Online event – Safe Travel & Support for Businesses in Camden, 10 June

News – Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Register now for our online event 10.30am-11.30am on 10th June.

As more businesses are set to re-open their doors in June, Camden Climate Change Alliance in collaboration with the business team at Camden Council are running an online event for businesses, to provide their employees options on...



Air Quality and COVID-19, what’s next in Camden?

Case studies and blog posts, News – Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Senior Air Quality Officer at Camden Council, Tom Parkes, provides an analysis of the recent impact of lockdown on air quality in the borough and on-going actions the Council is taking.

The introduction of coronavirus lockdown measures in London has had a significant impact on air quality in the...



Six key principles for a resilient recovery

News – Monday, May 18th, 2020

The Committee on Climate Change sets out six key principles to rebuild the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic whilst delivering a stronger, cleaner and more resilient economy. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change are integral to the UK’s recovery package, the...



Help provide Virtual Work Experience for local students

News – Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Camden STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) are are calling for Camden employers to be part of a pioneering Virtual Work Experience Programme (VWEX). The Camden STEAM Commission brings together organisations to help develop young people’s skills and opportunities in these...



Laptops and iPads needed to help vulnerable pupils learn at home

News – Monday, May 4th, 2020

Camden Council is asking businesses to donate spare laptops and iPads for vulnerable students who don’t have a device at home to help them to access vital online learning while schools are closed.

The Council is also working with Camden Learning, schools, community groups and local businesses to...



Annual Report- Our Achievements in 2019

News – Monday, April 6th, 2020

CCCA members have once again shown their commitment to reducing their carbon emissions. In 2019, 89% of Alliance members who reported their energy data, reduced their carbon emissions by an average of 20%. This has contributed towards a 45% borough-wide reduction in carbon emissions since...



Energy bills: CCL rate changes from 1st April 2020

News – Monday, April 6th, 2020

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax imposed by the government on taxable commodities as a cost signal to reduce carbon emissions.

Businesses that pay the standard rate of VAT (20%) are charged CCL on their energy bills, although there are exceptions.

Businesses that meet the...



Camden COVID-19 Charity Fund: How you can help the local community

Events, News – Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Coronavirus is making life much, much worse for the most vulnerable in Camden. This crisis is having a huge impact on people who are homeless, living on a low income, unsafe at home, older and isolated people.

What has Camden Giving done so far?

C4WS Homeless Project exists to support those...



Message on business support from Cllr Gould, Leader Camden Council

News – Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Dear business owner,

We are writing to you from Camden Council to express our support for businesses in Camden and to recognise the unprecedented pressures you are under – as employers, as tenants, as ratepayers and as members of our community. Camden, in our position at the heart of London, is...



Hatton Garden Cup Recycling Project Breakfast Launch 12th March 2020

Events, News – Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Are you a business or employee in the Hatton Garden area that would like to reduce single-use cup waste?

Drop by for the launch of a local cup recycling project on Thursday 12th March at Leather Lane Market to learn more over free coffee and breakfast 10.00am-12.30pm.

Did you know that we...



Camden Schools Acting on Climate – POSTPONED

News – Thursday, February 6th, 2020

NOTE: this event has been postponed until further notice due to measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please register your interest so we can contact you when a new date has been agreed.


Join schools in the borough contributing to tackling the climate emergency

In response to the...



Carbon reporting closes on 31 January

News – Thursday, January 30th, 2020

 

Final reminder for 2019 carbon reporting submissions. To report you will need to have your annual electricity, gas, and potentially other fuel consumption data such as petrol/diesel available. Organisations submitting their annual energy consumption data have the option to access our free 



Air Quality Workshop, 29th January, Roundhouse

Events, News – Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Would you like to improve local air quality or reduce energy bills? Learn how at our free breakfast workshop at the iconic Roundhouse on 29th January 8.30am-10.30am

Are you a business in Camden Town? If you are interested in:

  • Improving indoor air quality and internal environmental conditions...


Hampstead Cup Recycling Project Breakfast Launch 23rd January 2020

Events, News – Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Are you a business or employee in the Hampstead area and would like to reduce single-use cup waste?

Drop by for the launch of a local cup recycling project on Thursday 23rd January at Ginger & White Café to learn more over free coffee and breakfast 8.30am-10.30am.

Did you know that we...



Hampstead School raising money to go solar powered

News – Friday, January 17th, 2020

Hampstead School wants to go green by installing solar panels funded through a community share offer.

The local secondary school is teaming up with Camden Council and community energy organisation Power Up North London (PUNL) to install solar panels in a bid to cut down on harmful CO2 emissions...