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Oct 15 2012

Join Harrow Labour to discuss climate change and social justice

It’s a bit short notice, but Harrow Laboutrgroup are holding a short session on Monday 15th October 2012 about climate change and social justice. Note that they ask for RSVPs by Friday 12th October, yet they only posted this on their website on… Friday 12th October. Turn up, but don’t expect any snacks!

  • Exploring the prospects for fairness in Harrow Council climate policy
  • Monday 15 October 2012, 7.30 to 9pm (registration from 7pm)
  • Harrow West Labour Party office, 132 Blenheim Road, Harrow, HA1 1SE

Poorer households in our wards, and communities, are responsible for much lower carbon emissions than richer ones. Many of the poorest in Harrow are living in unhealthily cold homes and foregoing mobility most of us take for granted. There is also evidence that people’s willingness to cut their own carbon emissions is significantly affected by their sense of how ‘fairly’ the burden of action is being shared. This means our ability, as a council and as activists, to meet carbon reduction targets may depend on an explicitly ‘fair shares’ approach being taken.

You are invited to an important discussion on climate change and social justice which will influence Harrow Council’s consultation examining climate change.

We hope speakers from Friends of the Earth, SERA and another NGO representative will join us. Please bring with you stories and evidence from your ward of how residents are being affected by fuel poverty and climate change. All ideas and discussion points will form part of the Harrow Labour Party’s submission to the Council’s consultation.

  • For queries or questions, or a full briefing document, please contact Cllr Phil O’Dell as below.
  • Please RSVP your attendance by Friday 12th October to Cllr O’Dell on 07764306341 (SMS preferred – it is important to respond so that hot drinks and nibbles can be arranged).

Source: Harrow Labour

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