It’s a critical time

By |2020-06-21T14:20:30+00:00June 21st, 2020|News|

A report from the International Energy Agency says that although carbon dioxide levels fell by 17% on average globally during the lockdown, emissions are already back to within 5% of last year’s, and warns that a rebound may cause dangerously high emissions as we go back to “normal”. If emissions rebound, says the executive director, Fatih Birol, “it is [...]

Goodbye, car!

By |2020-05-13T08:21:24+00:00February 23rd, 2020|News|

Congratulations to CAL member Carole Destre, who has voluntarily given up her car for primary reasons of air quality, CO2e emissions, and community benefit (and it was needing expensive servicing which she felt wasn't worth the use of the car). Carole lives in Brockley, has a partner and a young daughter, currently works in Greenwich and has the normal life [...]

Lewisham Climate Emergency Public Forum – CAL Response

By |2020-05-13T09:38:49+00:00January 31st, 2020|News|

Since declaring a Climate Emergency in February 2019, Lewisham Council has been developing a Climate Emergency Action Plan which will outline the measures required to successfully meet the objective of becoming a carbon-neutral borough by 2030. A key part of this work was commissioning an analysis of the various sources of CO2 emissions in the borough. Since completion of this research, Lewisham’s [...]

Lewisham Council ‘Climate Emergency’ Declaration

By |2020-05-13T09:40:54+00:00May 4th, 2019|News|

On February 26 2019, in recognition of the climate and biodiversity crisis we are in, Lewisham Council unanimously passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. The motion called upon the Mayor and cabinet to commit to making Lewisham carbon neutral by 2030. Residents in Lewisham, and members of our group Climate Action Lewisham, were proud to be one of [...]