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Environmental Issues

Local fossil fuels campaigners say that an announcement made by the pensions minister today is an indication that Enfield Council is failing to keep up with the national trend which sees investors moving funds away from fuels that are contributing to the climate crisis. In a press release issued on Monday Divest Enfield say that the government announcement 'puts Enfield on the wrong side of history'.

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London schools, hospitals, tube stations are all at serious risk as global temperatures continue to rise - reveals a startling new report from Caroline Russell AM. It calls for dramatic Mayoral action to protect Londoners.

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Living, Breathing, London is a film about the effects of air pollution created by Ross Field of Videoblogg Productions

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Vehicle Idling Action is a London-wide behaviour change campaign which is helping to reduce localised air pollution caused by motorists who leave their engines running when parked. It is holding an Idling Action Day this Friday (29th March) outside Walker School in Waterfall Road, Southgate, and needs more volunteers to help run the event

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Ahead of the next strike by schoolchildren, scheduled for 15th March, the Global Coordination Group of the Youth-led Climate Strike has published an open letter in the Guardian newspaper.

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A programme in the PBS documentary series Sinking Cities looks at London's history of serious flooding, the (temporary) solution provided by the Thames Barrier and the growing threats posed by extreme weather events and rising sea levels, both of these being consequences of human-induced climate change. Schemes covered by the programme include Firs Farm Wetlands and the Houndsden Gutter in Grange Park

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A motion calling on Enfield Council to take steps to help tackle the global climate emergency is on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the full council. If approved tonight, the motion tabled by Councillor Vicki Pite will add Enfield's name to those of a growing list of councils which have passed climate emergency motions in response to the dire warnings contained in a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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