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The Climate Emergency

Brent has declared a climate and ecological emergency and pledged to do all in its gift to achieve carbon neutrality in the borough by 2030. The scale of the challenge means we will only be successful if we all step up and take action. Young people are at the forefront of this campaign, raising awareness and driving change.

Below you will find links to current climate campaigns that you can get involved in, environmental groups in Brent that you can join, and some useful websites containing information on the climate emergency.

Campaigns

Campaigns - Thames21

Thames21 is the voice for London’s waterways, working with communities to improve rivers and canals for people and wildlife. We mobilise thousands of volunteers every year to clean and green the capital’s 400 mile network of waterways. Thames21 aims to transform neglected waterways into areas that everyone can use and enjoy, by using innovative and tailored community approaches.

SHE Changes Climate

The climate crisis is at our doorstep and affecting us all. But today the perspectives on, and decisions about how to tackle it have been made mainly by men who speak on behalf of a fraction of the population. That’s why we’re calling for at least a 50% representation of women, in all their diversity, at the top levels of ALL future climate delegations. We need all hands on deck to ensure we achieve our #5050Vision of a gender balance in future climate negotiations. Together, we can spark meaningful change that will inspire our leaders to be fairer and more balanced about our approach to the future.

London Climate Action Week 2022

London Climate Action week is harnessing the power of London for global climate action. LCAW is the annual event bringing together world-leading climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change. LCAW is helping to shape our future into one that is net-zero, equitable and resilient. Rooted in our diverse, international city, LCAW uses its global perspective to spark climate action around the world. Come join us this year in harnessing the power of London for global climate action! LCAW 2022 will take place from 25th June – 3rd July 2022.

Insure Our Future

The Insure our Future campaign calls on insurance companies to stop underwriting and investing in climate-destroying fossil fuel projects. Our news alerts and monthly bulletins share campaign highlights and other breaking news on climate, fossil fuels, and the insurance industry. It is aimed at environmental activists, insurance professionals, sustainability analysts, journalists and other interested audiences. Please sign up!

Brent Environmental Network

The Brent Environmental Network is a network of local residents, businesses, community groups and schools. It’s free to sign up and anyone can join. You just have to live, work or operate in Brent. Join the Brent Environmental Network.

 

Environmental Groups

Barn Hill Conservation Group

The group holds regular projects each week throughout the year. These are open to new volunteers. Training is given and all tools are supplied, together with free tea and coffee. Roe Green Walled Garden is open each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

Volunteers can enjoy community gardening, help with the tree nursery or woodwork.

Address: Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, NW9 9HA 

Willesden Green Town Team

A coalition of volunteer local residents, organisations and businesses who care passionately about Willesden Green and its town centre.  They are building an innovative, citizen-led, action programme of short-term projects through to long-term radical innovations to create a sustainable, thriving community and economy. Please see the website and contact for more information.

Friends of the Earth

Brent FoE is the Brent group of the worldwide organisation Friends of the Earth. They campaign on environmental issues because what affects the environment affects us. They campaign to do all possible to reduce climate change because of the catastrophic effects from global warming predicted by most climate scientists; and for better air quality because of the health dangers associated with current high levels of pollution. They also campaign for positive things, such as better transport links, preserving beautiful parts of the landscape and getting solar panels on schools and public buildings.

 

Information on the Climate Emergency

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produce regular assessment reports on climate change, impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Read more at IPCC reports.

Check out the UK's real time energy generation mix on this Energy Dashboard.

Greenpeace has several free educational resources for schools, youth groups, parents, carers and young people. Read more at Greenpeace Education Resources.

Climate justice has become a popular term at protests and strikes. But what does it mean, how is it a "green" issue and why are we focusing on it now? Read more about Climate Justice and make sure you're embedding the approach into campaigning and activism in your local area.

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