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 November 2022
A little over a year on from our 'Celebrating Climate Action: COP26 in Camden' event held at Samsung KX - and as COP27 draws to a close, we're thinking, what next?

Egypt's COP27 President stated "COP27 needs to be remembered as the implementation COP". So with a wealth of information to emerge from this year's conference, the CCCA and Think and Do are hosting a morning workshop to help businesses navigate some of the themes and outcomes from COP27, and their relevance for Camden businesses. The focus of the session will be on creating opportunities for immediate and deliverable climate action within Camden organisations
Whether you’re new to looking at climate or already doing great things within your business, drop in for a coffee and a pastry to fuel a morning of group discussions, listen in on short presentations and connect and network with other like-minded organisations.
Secure your place at our post COP27 workshop

COP27: Headlines so far...

Egypt has hosted Heads of State, ministers, mayors, activists and many more across the last two weeks for the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27). Built on the outcomes of COP27, the ultimate aim remains - to deliver for people and the planet.

A fortnight of negotiations was expected to draw to a close today, however it is likely this will extend into the weekend with not all major issues reaching agreements. 

Some key headlines to emerge from COP27 so far include:
  • Greenhouse gas emissions must peak before 2025 at the latest and decline 43% by 2030
  • The EU has agreed to a loss and damage fund to help poor countries facing climate disasters
  • 26 countries announced billions of dollars to accelerate the COP26 pledge to end deforestation by 2030
  • Countries are bending the curve on CO2 emissions downwards, but will exceed 1.5C by the end of the century
  • Only 29 out of 193 countries have come forward with more ambitious plans and targets since COP26 in Glasgow
  • More than $8 billion to be steered into projects to reduce the climate impact of farming
  • $20bn announced for Indonesia to help workers reliant on fossil fuel jobs move into clean growth jobs
More information on the first draft of text from COP27 can be found here. Further items are to be added.

22 Camden businesses accepted onto the Mayor's Business Climate Challenge

The CCCA are delighted to have 22 businesses accepted onto the Mayor's Business Climate Challenge - with more and more applications being received and reviewed every week.

Organisations moving through the Business Climate Challenge programme will receive £6,000 worth of free technical support including: an energy audit, recommendation report including pathway to net zero, access to an energy management dashboard, 1:1 support and training sessions. 

Previous participants reduced their energy consumption on average by 16 per cent, saving £8,300 in energy costs. The majority of businesses achieved energy and carbon savings by implementing little-to-no-cost measures. 

Find out more and apply here.

Climate resilience: how ready are we for a changing climate? 

Camden Council wants to better understand how extreme weather events such as flooding, heatwaves, and droughts are impacting communities and businesses, to enable better support for those that work, live, and visit Camden.
A survey has been created to understand occupants' knowledge of the climate crisis, local experiences as a result of extreme events and to hear your ideas on how to better prepare Camden and build climate resilient communities.
The survey will go live on Monday 21 November. Share your views via the consultation page here.  

The survey is targeted mainly at residents, however a business specific survey will be available at the CCCA 'Post COP27' workshop on 29 Nov. In the meantime, for business-specific comments or queries, please email Zara Scott, Climate Resilience Officer here.  

North London Community Fund - funding for projects tackling waste

North London Waste Authority is offering up to £15,000 funding to non-profit community organisations for local projects that help to reduce waste.

Previous projects awarded funding include:
  • Octopus Community Network: a series of workshops delivered to challenge and raise awareness around textile consumption
  • Hackney City Farm: funding to support its zero-waste shop 'Get Loose' and install digital signage on site to encourage waste prevention
Applicants have until 16 December to submit an application. For further details and to apply, click here.
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