Climate Emergency: Update

On 11 July 2019, Ealing Transition joined Ealing Council’s Oversight and Scrutiny committee. We were encouraged that the committee had been provided with our Climate Emergency Action Plan document (developed at our May meeting and available here) as part of its briefing papers. At the meeting last week, Ealing Transition put a number of specific challenges to the committee, including:

• (1) to fully understand the size and nature of the challenges we all need to address in reducing carbon emissions in Ealing to zero in 11 years, by 2030 and to restore the natural systems upon which we all depend

• (2) to take action that is commensurate with the scale and urgency of these challenges. Actions must be sufficient to meet the necessary target.

• (3) to take leadership in explaining to and educating the wider community in understanding the need for radical action.

• (4) to engage the whole community in sharing responsibility for taking and supporting the steps needed. Only through real engagement will acceptance and involvement happen, not solely through top-down solutions.

Work will be carrying on over the Summer, and we look forward to bringing you updates soon. In the meantime, we urge Ealing Council to be ambitious in its proposals.

Climate Conversation: Thank You

Thanks to all who attended our Climate Conversation event last night. There was great energy and enthusiasm, and a real sense of the community coming together to take on the climate emergency. A reminder that our climate-emergency-action-plan is available here and on our ‘projects’ menu. We will be meeting Ealing Council to discuss it on 11th July. Watch this space!

Sunday 30th June 7.30pm: Summer Climate Conversation

Join us at St Mary’s Church on on Sunday 30 June 2019 for our Summer climate conversation, an informal evening of food and drink, sharing the great work that the local community has been doing to address the climate emergency. Listen first hand to individuals involved in a range of sustainability and zero carbon initiatives. This is no time for complacency, but it is time to take stock of our progress, and be inspired to do more!

As usual the event takes place at St Mary’s Church W5 5RH. Entry is free but donations are welcome.

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