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The Mayor invests £10m in Green New Deal
– to boost green jobs, tackle the climate emergency and address inequalities.
The first phase of the fund will secure around 1,000 jobs for Londoners, and support the green industries that are crucial to meeting the city’s climate targets and recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19. The press release for the programme is here. It will be in three areas:
- Decarbonising the Built Environment
Tackling emissions from heating and powering London’s buildings. Programmes will make homes more energy efficient and ensure London is supplied with more green energy through district energy networks and other clean sources such as solar.
- Green Transport and Public Realm
Tackling transport emissions and encouraging walking, cycling and electric vehicles. Projects will also improve access to green spaces and the natural environment while increasing London’s resilience and adaptation to climate change impacts.
- Green Foundations
Supporting growth of new and existing businesses in the green economy. Projects will create job opportunities and develop skills for Londoners to exploit the opportunities that the transition to a low carbon circular economy represents.
So what opportunities for Haringey?
Tottenham Hotspurs has announced that it is a founder member of the Count Us In movement – a global movement aiming to mobilise 1 billion people to act on climate change. Click to see more on the 16 steps YOU can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
Count Us In aims to inspire citizens everywhere to take 16 practical and high impact steps to protect what we love from carbon pollution before it is too late.
and be part of Haringey’s future. The Haringey Together Citizens’ Panel is the place for Haringey residents to have their say on the issues that affect them and the place they live.
Haringey Citizens panel has the full details, but “As a panel member you will be invited to regular activities, from surveys to discussion groups, on a range of topics from improving and strengthening community relations to making sure we deliver better services that meet Haringey people’s needs.”
Haringey is working to ensure that the panel is reflective of the wider population and that no group is under-represented. The application form is at https://secure.membra.co.uk/HaringeyLBCapplicationform/ .
Taking part in Citizens’ Panel Surveys will also automatically enter you into an annual prize draw to win vouchers worth £50, which can be used at your local high street shops.
The Government unveiled its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution ” – Building back better, supporting green jobs, and accelerating our path to net zero” on 17th Nov 2020.
Point 1 Advancing Offshore Wind
Point 2 Driving the Growth of Low Carbon Hydrogen
Point 3 Delivering New and Advanced Nuclear Power
Point 4 Accelerating the Shift to Zero Emission Vehicles
Point 5 Green Public Transport, Cycling and Walking
Point 6 Jet Zero and Green Ships
Point 7 Greener Buildings
Point 8 Investing in Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
Point 9 Protecting Our Natural Environment
Point 10 Green Finance and Innovation
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Haringey is aiming to adopt its New Local Plan in 2022, covering the fifteen-year period from 2022 to 2037. Comments are invited up to 5pm on Monday 1 February 2021 and can be added to the Commonplace consultation at https://haringeynewlocalplan.commonplace.is/overview The virtual engagement events using Microsoft Teams are detailed below, and are via the Eventbrite […]