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 July 2022
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Join the Mayor's Business Climate Challenge! 

Camden Climate Change Alliance have been successful in gaining Mayor of London funding to lead a consortium in the borough to deliver the Business Climate Challenge. As a Greater London Authority partner the CCCA is seeking 50 businesses to participate in reducing their energy consumption. Participants receive free technical and peer to peer support for their business over the next year.   

How to get involved

Any questions please direct them to the dedicated mailbox:   camdenbcc@camden.gov.uk
 

State of the UK Climate Report Published  

The annual 'State of the UK Climate 2021' report was published on 28th July. The report provides a summary of the UK weather and Climate from the last calendar year 2021, while assessing the historical context of the changes.

The report provides accessible, authoritative and an up-to-date assessment of UK climate trends, variations and extremes based on the most up-to-date observational datasets of climate quality such as temperature, precipitation, sunshine and wind speed.

Key findings:

  • 2021 was 0.1'C warmer than the 1991–2020 average
  • The most recent decade (2012–2021) has been on average 0.2'C warmer than the 1991–2020 average and 1.0'C warmer than 1961–1990.
  • 2021 rainfall was 95% of the 1991–2020 average and 102% of the 1961–1990 average
  • 2021 included the UK's fifth driest April and second wettest May in monthly series from 1836

Read more here

UK local authority GHG emissions estimates 2020 released


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released the latest estimates of end-user greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for local authority areas in the UK for 2005-2020. Main findings included: 
  • Between 2019 and 2020, GHG emissions decreased in 371 out of the 374 local authorities in the UK. This is consistent with the decrease in overall UK emissions in 2020, which fell by 9% largely due to reductions in road traffic and business activity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions.
  • Overall in 2020, 28% of end-user greenhouse gas emissions assigned to local authority areas were attributed to transport, 25% to the domestic sector, 19% to industry, 12% to agriculture and 6% to the commercial sector. There are wide local variations, mainly because of the economy and geography of different local areas. 

Read the full report here
 

Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: Little Village Camden

Little Village is volunteer powered and similar to a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. It has grown to be one of the largest ‘baby banks’ in the UK, supporting over 11,000 children since launching in 2016.

It supports the local community through:

  • Receiving, sorting and packing donations for families.
  • Building communities at sites where families support each other.
  • Building confidence, supporting mental health, enabling people to interact with others they wouldn’t normally come into contact with.
  • Offering a creche to enable volunteers with young children to take part in meaningful activities as well.
Their actions tackle the climate crisis through: 
  • Preventing items from being disposed of before the end of their natural life.
  • Improving low recycling rates in the local area.
  • Encouraging acceptance of second hand as a positive option for families.
Find out more here
Upcoming awareness days

Global Goals Week 16 - 25 Sept
Recycle Week 19 - 25 Sept

 
Take the Camden Climate Pledge!

Follow the three easy steps, find out the support it offers and sign up here
Funding
Opportunities


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