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K-PACE – Kingston’s ambitious Peoples Assembly on the Climate Emergency – wants to significantly influence the national conversation in the post COP-26 lull in early 2022.  We want to do this in conjunction with similar assemblies around the country. We intend that all of these will be doing deep dive workshops looking at a specific area of de-carbonisation around the same time. This will – we hope – magnify our impact. Our first deep dive will consider how to significantly de-carbonise transport in our local area. The next might look at building use and insulation, etc.  Each event will – initially – put aside how decarbonisation would be funded, and the constraints imposed by laws and regulations. We do this so that people can come to see that these are barriers holding us back, and must be pushed aside. The aim is to shape the law, regulations, taxation, politics and […]

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Second Launch at Kingston Environment Network

Wednesday 28 April, 6.30 – 8.00pm (ish), free, on-line via Zoom In October 2019, Kingston Council declared a Climate Emergency – an ambitious and bold local step towards creating a sustainable way of living. But what next? Bob Bollen and Simon Sinclair will talk about their way forward, Kingston’s ambitious Peoples Assembly on the Climate Emergency and answer your questions. After the main presentation, at about 7.30pm, there will be an opportunity to share other local environmental news and updates. Come along to learn more and support or participate or help.  Find more info about the evening and register here to be sent the Zoom link nearer the time.

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Launch of Kingston’s ambitious Peoples Assembly on the Climate Emergency – K-PACE

Last week we had the opportunity to tell a joint meeting of various groups in Kingston what we’re about. We were excited to get such an enthusiastic response. We want people from all parties and none to work together to decide how we can get down to net zero emissions in Kingston by 2030.  Our approach We believe net zero by 2030 is possible – if ambitious – provided that the right funding, and laws and regulations are in place. So, we’ll start by ignoring those constraints. And we’ll be ambitious in imagining the behavioural changes our neighbours in Kingston will be willing to make. This approach – once we’ve demonstrated it can be done – will fire the imagination of those who know there’s a problem, but are ‘frozen’ by their distress that nothing will change; and it will energise campaigns for the necessary political and economic changes. First […]

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