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CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Muswell Hill’s Extinction Rebellion (XR) group stopped traffic around the high street on Friday in their first post-lockdown demo to raise awareness of the climate crisis.

As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s time for hard thinking on how we safeguard people and our planet against future crises.

The Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum (DPNF) is quizzing locals on how they feel travel in the area should look as society deals with recovering the coronavirus pandemic and tackles the climate emergency.

A newly-formed group is looking to set up a private hopper bus service in Hampstead.

Camden Council has officially adopted what it’s called a “bold” climate action plan, which will see every decision the council make evaluated against its environmental impact and whether or not it mitigates the climate emergency.

French air quality monitoring firm Plume Labs have joined with schools, parents and children in NW3 to test the air we breathe.

A Belsize Park campaigner is carrying a gas mask and a pollution monitor when he takes the tube as part of a campaign to get transport bosses to act over dust levels on the underground.

A Camden secondary school is hoping a share offer will help it go green an install solar panels on its roof.

“Improvements will need to be made” if the Liveable Crouch End project is to alter road layouts as trialled earlier this year.

A gala night saw the businesses and organisations doing the most to protect the environment celebrated at the inaugural Camden and Islington Sustainability Awards.

As part of National Tree Week, a charity joined volunteers to plant 3,500 trees in West Hampstead.

Climate campaigners trying to thwart plans to build a £650m incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste have failed in their High Court appeal against the plans.

An 18 year-old who has been one of the driving forces organising school climate strikes in London warned “lives are already being lost” due to the climate crisis, and explained it’s time for action.

Hundreds of schoolchildren at both Rokesly Junior and Infants schools in Crouch End joined others around Haringey in walking out of classes with gas masks on – and the suport of teachers – to urge drivers passing the school to stop idling.

The Climate Crisis doesn’t stop at the doors of a synagogue.

Councils need to compromise on concerns over major infrastructure projects rather than just seeking to block them, the MP for Westminster North Karen Buck has said.

Highgate councillor and Green Party co-leader Sian Berry has called for more immediate action from Camden Council and for there to be “environmental scrutiny built into every committee”.

Meeting Camden Council’s target of making the borough carbon neutral by 2030 is “doable with the right support”, according to the town hall’s environment chief.

Apologies to anyone who thinks the Ham&High looks ill this week.

A “lack of support” from some of Hampstead’s private schools is behind the temporary closure of the pioneering NW3 Green School Runs bus service, said campaigners.

Both Camden and Haringey councils have resisted calls to fully divest their pension funds of fossil fuel investments.

Britain’s biggest day of faith-led social action has announced this year’s theme as “Mitzvah Day goes greener”.

It’s 9am and government whip Mike Freer is in his office, herding his “flock”.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has said the government’s net-zero carbon target isn’t ambitious enough and has called on them to do more.

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