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 June 2022

It's London Climate Action Week 25 June - 3 July 

London Climate Action Week (LCAW) 2022 is a global moment to figure out how we can collectively deliver the outcomes of COP26 in the context of a global recovery and shape ambition and adaptation action towards COP27. This year the themes include:

  • Green, Fair and Resilient Transitions
  • The Road to COP27 for Ambition & Adaptation
  • Creating a Sustainable, Net Zero London
  • Whole of Society Climate Mobilisation

What can you do in Camden?

  • Sign up to the Camden Climate Pledge to work towards a borough-wide net zero carbon emission ambition by 2030. Signatories receive support across a number of sustainability areas. 
  • Check out and contact us to get involved in local sustainability collaborative projects. In particular an upcoming project will offer bespoke free support for energy efficiency measures and renewables installation. 
  • Take part in the annual data reporting and CCCA Carbon Certification scheme
  • Sign in to the Members area of the CCCA website to access the Resources Library
  • Invite organisations you work with based or working in the borough to join the CCCA
See events happening across London for LCAW here.   

Carbon conversion factors released for 2022  

Carbon conversion factors have been released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Produced annually, the factor for UK electricity in 2022 has reduced by 8.69% from last year as the grid continues to decarbonise through increased renewables.

This is the first year work from home factors have been included based on the Eco Act guidance.

Read more here

Camden air quality sensor network launches 30 June

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 project which will provide real-time air quality data to the public at a much denser spatial resolution than has previously been possible.

Each sensor will measure a range of pollutants every minute, including nitrogen dioxide, Particulate Matter (PM10 & PM2.5) and Ozone. Information will be accessible through the AirScape portal. 

Find out more here

New social and environmental reporting rules for large companies

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 will make businesses more accountable by obliging them to disclose their impact on people and the planet. This aims to end greenwashing and lay the groundwork for sustainability reporting standards at global level.

The new EU sustainability reporting requirements will apply to all large companies (with over 250 employees and a 40 million euro turnover, as defined in the Accounting Directive), whether listed or not. Companies will have to report on their impact on the environment, human rights, social standards and work ethics, based on common standards.

Read more here

Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: Park the Plastic

Park the Plastic is run by Plastic Free West Hampstead. It is part of the Plastic Free Communities (PFC) campaign launched by Surfers Against Sewage a few years ago. PFC encourages community leaders to implement the campaign in their local area.

There are targets to meet before declaring an area as a Plastic Free Community.

  • Get local businesses to replace single-use plastic with sustainable alternatives.
  • To get support from local councillors and Council.
  • Work with Plastic Free Partner organisations.
Plastic Free West Hampstead support the local community through:
  • Local community litter picks.
  • Raising awareness about the single-use plastic problem and awarding local businesses with Plastic Free Champion certificates.
  • Educating local cafes to encourage reuse over disposables by providing 'Bring Your Reusables' posters.
Find out more here
Upcoming awareness days

London Climate Action Week - 25 June - 3 July

Take the Camden Climate Pledge!

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

See the CCCA Funding Page

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