Businesses

Have your say on the Somers Town Freight Action Plan

Businesses, Community, News – Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Do you have a business in Somers Town? The Somers Town Future Neighbourhood team want to work with you to streamline deliveries and use more sustainable delivery and servicing methods as part of Somers Town Future Neighbourhoods 2030! This will help to address emissions, traffic and parking...



Online Event: Business Climate Challenge Camden Launch 18 Aug

Businesses, Events, Third Sector – Friday, July 29th, 2022

Join the Camden Climate Change Alliance Consortium for the official borough-wide launch of the Business Climate Challenge

The CCCA and consortium partners: Camden Town Unlimited, Central District Alliance, Euston Town BID, Hatton Garden BID and the Knowledge quarter will collectively recruit 50...



Business Climate Challenge

Businesses, News – Monday, July 4th, 2022

The CCCA is partnering with the Greater London Authority to deliver the 2022 Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC). The BCC is a voluntary energy efficiency programme developed to support businesses in reducing their energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions. Participating businesses...



New social and environmental reporting rules for large companies

Businesses, News – Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
From 2024, large EU companies and non-EU businesses with substantial activity in the EU market will need to publicly disclose information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental risks.
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will make businesses more...


Camden Air Quality Sensor Network Launches 30 June

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

The public launch of the ‘Camden Sensor Network’, a hyper-local air quality monitoring network comprising of 227 sensors located throughout the borough will take place on 30th June. AirScape have been working with Camden Council and the Camden Clean Air Initiative to create this innovative...



Calculate your carbon footprint – 2022 carbon conversion factors released

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Carbon conversion factors for 2022 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...



Acting for Cleaner Air: event held in Somers Town

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Clean Air Day saw the Somers Town Future Neighbourhoods team and partners showcase how we can individually and collectively help clean the air we breathe in Camden and protect our health, with an ‘Acting for cleaner air’ event in the heart of Somers Town.

The event featured Camden Council’s...



Sustainers Fest: Camden’s future changemakers

Businesses, News, Schools – Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Sustainers Fest, which welcomed over 70 students from 7 Camden secondary schools, took place at Samsung KX, on 24 May. Urban Partners and Google sponsored the climate action-packed afternoon event where students were encouraged to think critically about the climate crisis and how they could bring...



Get involved! National Clean Air Day 16 June

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, May 30th, 2022

Thursday 16th June is National Clean Air Day (NCAD) – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign.  It brings together schools, communities, businesses, and the health sector to improve public understanding of air pollution and its adverse effects.  

Air pollution is the biggest environmental...



Call for businesses: Support for a school green lab needed

Businesses, News – Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Could you support a disadvantaged Camden students to engage in greening and suitability though play? Think and Do are looking for supporters to help a Camden primary school to establish an inspiring green space for creative play based learning linked to the curriculum

Brecknock Primary are...



Call for businesses: support required for local schools to recycle

Businesses, News – Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Could you support a school in Camden to recycle more and waste less?!

Waste is one of the Schools Climate Charter commitments, but some schools do not have recycling bins in classrooms or on their school grounds.

We are looking for local businesses who:

  • Have internal recycling bins they no...


Call for proposals: free space in Kilburn Town Centre available

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, March 25th, 2022

Camden Council and Transport for London, in partnership with the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All Challenge, are seeking to identify a partner with the ideas and capacity to bring to life a vacant premises in Kilburn’s Town Centre.

2c Maygrove Road is opposite Kilburn Tube station,...



Defra Public Consultation: Environment Act 2021 Targets

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, March 24th, 2022

On 16 March the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a public consultation about its plans for new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. Defra is seeking views on its proposed targets, and the consultation is open until Wednesday 11 May.

The...



Solar PV buying scheme open to businesses

Businesses, News – Thursday, February 17th, 2022

The Solar Together scheme assists residents and organisations to purchase low-cost, high-quality solar panels which helps to tackle the climate crisis in Camden.

A group-buying scheme, it is open to all Camden residents who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a...



Five reasons to sign up to march in March with Camden Giving

Businesses, Events, News – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Camden-based businesses are encouraged to take part in March in March to help raise vital funds for local groups. The task is simple: You and your team challenge yourselves to walk 10,000 steps a day (or as many as you can) every day in March.

Camden and Islington businesses will be competing...



Circular Start Up applications are now open

Businesses, News, Training – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Do you have a business idea that could redefine consumption? If so the Circular Start Up is for you.

The Circular Start Up is a free 18 month programme that supports individuals who are passionate about creating circular economy solutions to improve their communities across London, by helping...



Nominations to close soon for the Ashden Award

Businesses, News – Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Ashden supports proven climate innovation in the UK and developing countries –  for two decades the Ashden Awards have accelerated the most exciting climate innovators. Ashden finds their winners through a rigorous global search, then work with them to scale up their impact and inspire others....



Online event: Coffee cup recycling for offices and cafes 2 March

Businesses, Events, News – Friday, February 11th, 2022

Are you an office or café business situated in Camden? Join Camden Climate Change Alliance and Veolia on 2nd March 10am-10.45am for a free webinar. Discover the benefits of coffee cup recycling for your business and how to take part in Camden Recycles Cups.

Hear from waste and marketing experts...



Camden Climate Action Showcase: E-brochure

Businesses, Case studies and blog posts, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, January 28th, 2022

Read more about the inspiring climate action work in our Celebrating Climate Action in Camden e-brochure!

To mark COP26 we called for organisations, community groups and schools to submit examples of their climate action work in Camden and across London. We sought to continue to share the best in...



Your ideas needed – improving air quality in Camden

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Camden Council would love to hear your ideas for improving air quality in Camden, to help inform their new Action Plan to bring clean air for all who live, work and study in the borough.

Air quality is the largest environmental risk for health in the UK, and exposure to air pollution from...



Support required for Camden Future High Streets Projects

Businesses, News – Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Two local Camden community projects are looking for support from organisations and individuals.

Through the first round of  Camden Future High Streets crowdfund initiative an initial £20,500 has been pledged by Camden Council to help two community projects reach their funding goal:

Outdoor art...



Annual energy data reporting deadline extended to 11 Feb 2022

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Due to challenges businesses and other organisations have been facing due to covid, the annual CCCA energy reporting deadline has been extended to Friday 11th February 2022.

By reporting your energy data, you will be contributing to the 2021 CCCA annual report. You will also have the opportunity...



Indoor air quality study: call for restaurant participants

Businesses, News – Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

As part of the Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood project, King’s College London and AmbioTEK Community Interest Group will be conducting research about how different kitchen cooking and ventilation options can affect air quality in commercial kitchens.

The research team plans collect air...



Future Camden Fund Open until 28 Jan

Businesses, News – Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

The Future Camden Fund is a new scheme launched to support start-up socially-impactful businesses and social enterprises to help them grow their impact in the Camden borough.

Up to £150,000 will be distributed in 10-20 grants to local businesses at the start of the scheme, with a further...



Free Event: 3rd and 10th Feb 2022 Sharing Space Pop Up Somers Town

Businesses, Events, News, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, January 17th, 2022

CCCA partners Camden Think & Do are holding a Sharing Space Pop Up at Somers Town Community Association Cafe 10am-5pm on Thursday 3rd & 10th February. It’s free to attend and includes:

  • Free tea & cake,
  • Free surplus lunch from Refugee Community Kitchen,
  • Clothes swap rail, book swap shelf,
  • Double...


Climate Action Plan: 2020-21 Annual Review

Businesses, News – Monday, December 13th, 2021

At the end of November, Camden Council published its first Annual Review of the Climate Action Plan (CAP).

The CAP sets out Camden’s vision to be a net zero carbon borough by 2030, with 4 key vision areas and corresponding actions, informed by the 17 recommendation’s that citizen’s put forward at...



Online Event: Green Logistics London: A Healthier City for All 16 Dec

Businesses, Events – Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Join Cross River Partnership (CRP) for an online, interactive session on Thursday 16th December 2021, 1:15pm – 2pm, which will explore improving air quality through micro-logistics and green deliveries in London.

Local air quality has direct impacts on both the business community and public...



Connecting business with the community ‘Climate Connectors’ partnership

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, November 25th, 2021

The CCCA have partnered with local climate and social action community group Think and Do, to help further foster collaboration between businesses and the community on sustainability projects.

Taking forward the collaboration theme from COP26, the Climate Connectors provides a pathway for...



Camden Recycles Cups is back! Call for businesses to take part

Businesses, News – Thursday, November 25th, 2021

We are looking for office-based businesses and independent cafes to take part in Camden Recycles Cups to tackle the problem of disposable single-use coffee cups.

Launched in late 2019 the #InTheLoop project was put on hold for businesses due to COVID lockdown restrictions. We are now seeking...



Now open: annual member energy data reporting

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, November 25th, 2021

CCCA’s energy data reporting cycle is now open. Businesses, third sector organisations and schools with sites based in the borough are able to report energy and sustainability data. By reporting you will be contributing to the 2021 CCCA annual report, where we collectively disclose member carbon...



Masterclass 2nd Dec: Reducing Carbon Emissions from your Buildings & Estates

Businesses, Events – Monday, November 22nd, 2021

CCCA partner Knowledge Quarter are offering a free in person masterclass to CCCA members on reducing carbon emissions from your buildings and estates as part of their Getting to Net Zero series.

In this special KQ Masterclass, bought to you in partnership with the British Medical...



COP26 Highlights and what next?

Businesses, News – Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

The heavily anticipated 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) concluded earlier this month, after two weeks of intense negotiations between 197 parties in Glasgow.

The summit was positioned as the most crucial conference to date and the best last opportunity to keep 1.5 degrees of warming within...



Celebrating climate action event held in Camden during COP26

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector, Uncategorized – Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

On 3rd November climate action in Camden and across London more widely was celebrated at a special COP26 event hosted by SamsungKX.

The event brought together over 80 individuals from businesses, community groups and residents to further foster knowledge sharing and collaboration to inspire more...



COP26 Explained: Why COP matters for the KQ community

Businesses, Events – Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

The Knowledge Quarter and Camden Climate Change Alliance are co-hosting an event on COP Explained: Why COP26 Matters for the KQ Community on Thursday 11 November, 3.00pm – 4.30pm.

Four guest speakers will tackle the headline goals of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26),...



Camden Eco Champions Awards – Nominations open

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Monday, October 18th, 2021

Do you know an eco champion? Is there someone in the Camden community who goes above and beyond to protect our environment? If yes, then nominate them for the Camden Clean Air Initiative Eco Champion awards.

These awards seek to reward the ecological achievements of anyone in Camden. They aim to...



COP26 Celebration Event – 3rd November 2021 – Registrations Open

Businesses, Events, News, Schools, Third Sector – Friday, October 8th, 2021

Camden Council and the Camden Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) are hosting a celebration event on Wednesday 3rd November at SamsungKX, Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross to mark the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP26).

COP26 will take place in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021...



Free e-bikes for Camden businesses this Car Free Day

Businesses, Events, News – Monday, September 20th, 2021

Car Free Day will take place on Wednesday 22 September, a day where cities and towns all around the world encourage people to experience streets that are free of motor traffic and help to reimagine public spaces where pedestrians and cyclists are prioritised.

To mark the occasion, Camden Clean Air...



Submissions for COP26 Celebration Showcase – 3rd November 2021

Businesses, Case studies and blog posts, Events, News, Schools, Third Sector, Uncategorized – Friday, September 17th, 2021

As part of our celebration event and to mark all of the fantastic climate action work that is going on in Camden and across London, we are calling for organisations, community groups and schools to submit examples of their climate action work. We want to share the best in carbon reduction efforts...



UCLH Declares Climate and Health Emergency

Businesses, News – Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

University College London Hospital (UCLH) has declared a ‘climate and health emergency’ and committed to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2031, an acceleration on the previous commitment of net zero by 2040. As a recent signatory of the Camden Climate Pledge, UCLH continues to demonstrate its...



UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy launched

Businesses, News – Friday, August 20th, 2021

In August the UK Government released the first Hydrogen Strategy. The strategy sets out the foundation for how the UK government will work with industry to meet its ambition for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 – the equivalent of replacing natural gas in powering around 3...



Online Event: Fleet, Air Quality and Business webinar 1 Sept

Businesses, Events – Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Join Idling Action London on 1st September, 16:00 – 17:00 for a free webinar to explore how the Engines Off campaign is supporting businesses and fleet operators to tackle avoidable air pollution caused by vehicle engine idling, thereby protecting the health of outdoor workers and the wider...



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...



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,...



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...



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...



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...



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,...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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...


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...