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Further funding available for energy measures

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

The Camden Climate Fund has received approval for further funding to support Camden businesses with the installation of renewable and energy efficiency measures.

The fund was initially set up in 2017 as a pilot, as the Council’s approach to spending section 106 carbon offset payments which are...



Have your say on engine idling and air pollution

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Idling Action, a Mayor of London supported air quality behaviour change campaign, is seeking input from drivers (residents and professional) into research on vehicle engine idling and air pollution in London.

This short survey should take just a few minutes to fill in, and the findings will help...



Progress report on reducing emissions in the UK released

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The Climate Change Committee’s annual assessment of UK progress in reducing emissions found that lockdown measures led to a record decrease in UK emissions in 2020 of 13% from the previous year.

The report released on 24 June 2021 found that to sustain reductions in emissions, Government...



Grow Back Greener Funding Available

News, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 Grow Back Greener Fund, co-funded by the Mayor of London and Thames Water. Applications are open to civil society organisations, local authorities and schools.

 

COVID-19 has demonstrated just how important the city’s amazing green spaces are for...



Online Event: The Future of Knowledge: Building Back Together 8 July

Events – Friday, June 25th, 2021

The Knowledge Quarter 2021 Conference will take place virtually from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 July
2021, 1pm-4pm each day.

The Future of Knowledge: Building Back Together, will explore real-world strategies for creating a fairer, more inclusive society, after the coronavirus pandemic.

Boasting...



Climate Pledge Signatory JPA Workspaces: Where Nothing Goes to Waste

Businesses, Case studies and blog posts – Friday, June 25th, 2021

JPA Workspaces provides more than simply furniture. They demonstrate sustainability in every aspect of their business operations. The workspaces they design are not only driven by the wellbeing and productivity of their occupants but are designed in a way that has minimal environmental impact and...



Online event: London Business Climate Action Summit 30 June

Businesses, Events, News – Friday, June 25th, 2021

Are you situated in and around the Greater London area and wonder what a zero-carbon commitment looks like? Join the Greater London Assembly (GLA) this  London Climate Action Week (LCAW, 26th June – 4th July) to discover how London businesses are on the journey to net-zero in the year of...



Online event: Reducing environmental impact in business 24 June

Businesses, Events – Monday, June 21st, 2021

The Camden Climate Change Alliance has teamed up with the North London Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise to deliver a free webinar on Thursday 24th June 2021 (12noon-1.30pm) which will look at how businesses can develop whilst protecting and improving the environment.

The webinar will focus on the...



National Clean Air Day 17 June 2021

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Thursday 17th June is National Clean Air Day (NCAD) – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign.

Global Action Plan (GAP), the leading charity behind NCAD, brings together communities, businesses, schools, and the health sector on NCAD to improve public understanding of air pollution and its...



Citizen Panel Discuss Organisations Tackling the Climate Crisis

Businesses, News – Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

The Camden Climate Citizen Panel is made up of 15 people that live and work in the borough. They have been meeting online over the course of the last 9 months to discuss the key themes of the Climate Action Plan: People, Places, Buildings, Organisations, in order to review and scrutinise progress,...



Anti-Idling at Brecknock Primary School: Case Study

Case studies and blog posts, Schools – Monday, June 7th, 2021

Idling Action London is a London-wide behaviour change campaign, led by Camden Council, which is helping to reduce localised air pollution caused by motorists leaving their engines running when parked.

Encouraging people to switch off by educating them about the health impacts of air pollution,...



Beneficiaries of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Announced

News – Monday, June 7th, 2021

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS), managed by the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy’s delivery body Salix Finance, allocates £75 million of grant funding to assist public sector organisations in financing low-or-zero carbon heating systems.

Decarbonising heat...



Online Event: Businesses’ New Responsibility: Cleaner Air 17 June

Events – Monday, June 7th, 2021

To mark Clean Air Day 2021, Global Action Plan (GAP) are holding a business-oriented webinar examining the new corporate responsibility to respect a child’s right to a clean and healthy environment.

The webinar will situate the new corporate responsibility and explain why it’s vital that...



Calculate your carbon footprint – 2021 carbon conversion factors released

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Carbon conversion factors for 2021 have 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 outlined.

Electricity

As...



CRP Launches New Urban Logistics Hub Webtool

Businesses, News – Friday, May 28th, 2021

Cross River Partnership (CRP) have launched their exciting new Urban Logistics Hub webtool, which seeks to facilitate collaboration between sustainable freight logistics companies and landowners across central London. Developed in response to a recent study, entitled ‘The Potential for Urban...



Annual Report released – our achievements in 2020

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, May 28th, 2021

CCCA members have once again shown their commitment to reducing their carbon emissions. In 2020, 76% of Alliance members who reported their energy data, reduced their carbon emissions by an average of 23%. This has contributed towards a 45% borough-wide reduction in carbon emissions since...



Camden Council make statement on air quality and death inquest

News – Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Camden Council have released a statement on the findings of the Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah Inquest. Read the full statement below:

For the first time in the UK, air pollution has been listed as a cause of death. It has been known for several years that air pollution is responsible for as many as...



Reducing Carbon Emissions in the Workplace

Blog posts, Businesses, Case studies and blog posts – Friday, May 14th, 2021

Whether your business is a small boutique coffee shop on the edge of town or a large multinational conglomerate operating in several major cities, businesses have a fundamental role to play in facilitating the UK’s need to decarbonise to address the climate crisis. With lockdown restrictions set...



Trading Opportunity with Camden Markets

News – Friday, May 14th, 2021

Camden Markets are looking for new and aspiring traders to join their markets. Camden is home to some of the UK’s most famous markets such as Camden Lock Market and Covent Garden Market.

With low start-up costs and fairly inexpensive running costs, street trading offers a great way to start,...



UK to Slash Emissions by 78% by 2035 in Sixth Carbon Budget

Businesses, News – Friday, May 7th, 2021

On Tuesday 20th April, the UK government announced it will reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels in its sixth carbon budget – effective in law from June 2021. This suggests the UK will commit to the sharpest decline in greenhouse gas emissions of any major economy between 1990...



Join the Camden Clean Air Cycle on 30th May

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, May 7th, 2021

The Camden Clean Air Initiative (CCAI) invites all those who live, work or study in the borough to join their whole community bike ride event on Sunday 30th May, to celebrate cycling, cleaner air, and the London Borough of Camden.

Riders of all cycling abilities can join anywhere along the 22 km...



Feast With Us Crowdfunder Launched

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Friday, May 7th, 2021

London based food poverty alleviation charity – Feast With Us – launched their Aviva Community Fund to the public on the 5th May 2021 and hope to raise £2,500 by the 16th June 2021.

Feast With Us aims to provide long term food poverty relief in North West London by providing regular access to...



New Travel Plan Guide for Business

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

A new Travel Plan Guide for Business developed by CCCA and Camden Council has been released. As we leave lockdown and return to our workplaces, it is important that we continue to build upon the good work that has taken place to lower emissions and work towards a green recovery.

Having a travel...



Power Up North London is looking for volunteer directors

News – Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

 

Power Up North London is a community driven movement working to deliver locally owned and managed solutions to the climate emergency.

PUNL are looking for new volunteer Directors to join their board. They are particularly interested to hear from people who live and work in North London, and can...



Energy bills: CCL rate changes from 1st April 2021

News – Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

 

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...



Waste Prevention Community Fund Now Open

News – Friday, April 9th, 2021

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have re-launched their Waste Prevention Community Fund for the 2021/2022 funding cycle. Non-for-profit organisations based in North London are encouraged to apply with initiatives that either directly tackle waste prevention or impact the production of waste...



Share Your Views on Camden’s New Biodiversity Strategy

News – Friday, April 9th, 2021

Camden Council have developed a new biodiversity strategy in response to their declaration of an ecological emergency. The new strategy is the first part of Camden’s ecological plan calling all citizens, community groups, businesses and organisations to cooperate on promoting ecological...



Camden Climate Pledge Launch

News – Monday, March 22nd, 2021

The Camden Climate Pledge was launched on 17 March with a webinar focused on pathways to net zero carbon and how taking the pledge can benefit local organisations. The event featured insightful talks from guest business speakers Paul Jaffe, Senior Asset Manager and Sustainability Lead, British...



GOSH Declares Climate and Health Emergency

News – Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) has become the first London hospital to declare a Climate and Health Emergency.

As a result, CCCA member, GOSH are seeking to become a net zero carbon organisation through greatly reducing the carbon emissions they produce and balancing out what...



Covid-19 Waste Disposal Guidance

News – Monday, March 22nd, 2021

The UK Government have updated the guidance for England on how to dispose of business waste, including face coverings, personal protective equipment (PPE) and waste from lateral flow tests, during the coronavirus pandemic.

The following are some of the key points relevant to businesses and...



Webinar: Camden Climate Pledge Launch & Getting to Net Zero 17th March 2021

Events – Friday, March 12th, 2021

Join the Camden Climate Change Alliance and guest speakers to learn how the Camden Climate Pledge can benefit your business and pathways to net zero on 17th March 11am – 12.15pm.

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



Webinar: How to help people struggling with their energy bills

Events – Monday, March 8th, 2021
Does your organisation work with vulnerable residents in the London Borough of Camden?
Join Camden Council and Groundwork on 11 March 1.30pm -2.30pm to learn about how to help vulnerable residents manage their energy use, save money and get support.
 
The webinar is aimed to inform...


LSDC launches report on London’s progress towards meeting the UN SDGs

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, March 8th, 2021

London Sustainable Development Commission have launched a report on London’s progress towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  The report is the first comprehensive assessment of London’s local contribution to the SDGs. It explores the collective contribution of...



LSDC webinar: London’s progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals 8th March 2021

Businesses, Events, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, March 1st, 2021

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set ambitious targets to create transformative social, economic and environmental progress by 2030 – the closest thing we have to a global sustainability strategy. But national governments cannot deliver the SDGs alone:  local government, businesses,...



Air Quality Webinar Highlights

News – Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

The Camden Climate Change Alliance and Camden Council held an Air Quality Webinar last week as part of the Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood project, to focus on how Camden businesses can tackle indoor air pollution and reduce carbon emissions.

On average people spend around 90 per cent of...



Register for Solar Together 2021 before 23 March

Businesses, Case studies and blog posts – Monday, February 15th, 2021

Camden Council is working in partnership with the Mayor of London to deliver Solar Together Phase 4, a group-buying scheme for solar photovoltaic (PV) installation and battery storage. This year marks the third time that Camden has participated with the scheme.

The scheme invites households, small...



Great Ormond Street Hospital- Gold Standard Cycle Friendly Employer

News – Friday, February 12th, 2021

CCCA member Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has become the first hospital in the UK to be awarded gold by Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer Accreditation Scheme.

Some of the policies which have led to GOSH receiving the gold-standard accreditation include:

  • Providing nearly 300 secure...


Camden Business and Family Cargo Bike Scheme

Case studies and blog posts – Friday, February 12th, 2021

Camden Council supports businesses that want to cut down on car or van use and move forward with sustainable transport and parents who want to adopt healthy, sustainable travel with their young children.

The Council are therefore offering cargo bikes to try for one month for free if you have a...



Engines Off Every Stop Launch Webinar 23 Feb

Events – Friday, February 12th, 2021

Learn More About How You Can Reduce Vehicle Emissions

Join Camden Council and Idling Action London on 23 February, 16:00 – 17:00 for a webinar to launch the London-wide Engines Off Every Stop campaign, to focus on how businesses, local authorities and communities can tackle avoidable air...



Retrofit Webinar Series: Retrofit for Businesses 25 Feb

Businesses, Events, Third Sector – Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Register now for our free online event to learn about retrofit for businesses and the funding support available.

Join Camden Council and the Camden Climate Change Alliance for their upcoming webinar as part of the Retrofit Webinar Series, to focus on how Camden businesses can tackle...



Air Quality Webinar: Better air for your health, business and neighbourhood 11 Feb

Businesses, Events, Third Sector – Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Register now for our free online event on 11th February 10.30am – 11.45am to learn about indoor air quality for your business plus updates on the Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood.

About this Event

Join Camden Council and the Camden Climate Change Alliance for their upcoming webinar as...



Reducing Carbon Emissions Whilst Working From Home

Blog, Blog posts – Monday, January 18th, 2021

​With the majority of us continuing to work from home for the next few months, the CCCA have compiled their top tips for you to share with your employees and colleagues to help  save money on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.

Whether you’re a homeowner, private or social tenant,...



Surplus food turned into meals – volunteers, funding & space required

Businesses, News, Third Sector – Friday, January 8th, 2021

FEAST With Us is a food poverty alleviation charity, working across Camden, Islington and Haringey in north London. Since 2015, FEAST With Us have been intercepting surplus food and collecting donations, and using it to cook delicious and nutritious meals for vulnerable people experiencing food...