Enfield Green Party candidates standing in next month's council elections have appeared in the first two of a series of online hustings.
Francis Sealey of Enfield Voices and Emma Griffin of Love Your Doorstep are the moderators passing on questions from members of the public to candidates representing the Green Party, Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.
Enfield Green Party has signed up to My Liveable London - the campaign for healthier, safer and people-friendly streets that was launched this month by London Living Streets and the London Cycling Campaign.
Co-leaders Kate McGeevor and Alex McRae wrote to My Liveable London on 18 April:
I am writing to you to confirm that Enfield Green Party and its 24 candidates in 20 of the wards in our council elections pledge to campaign for our new council to submit a high-quality Liveable Neighbourhood bid.
Indeed the creation of Low-traffic Neighbourhoods is the lead item in our Ward and Borough Newsletters (See attached copies).
Alex McRae & Kate McGeevor
Enfield Green Party
As well as signing up to this London-wide campaign, Enfield Greens have also committed themselves fully to the Enfield-specific pledges requested by Better Streets for Enfield.
The Campaign Against Climate Change has organised a second protest outside the International Maritime Organisation meeting, on Tuesday morning (10th April). Read their message below.
The carbon footprint of international shipping is an issue that goes under most climate campaigners' radars, but right now it's the biggest show in town. The International Maritime Organization, the UN body which regulates shipping, is holding talks in London to decide on their strategy to cut emissions. While some nations are pushing for a plan in line with the Paris climate agreement, other options on the table are nowhere near the ambition needed.
(Calling Londoners) We're looking for as many people as possible to join a protest outside the talks on Tuesday morning - information on our website and on Facebook Please join and invite friends!
If you'd like to read more about what's at stake in the talks (if shipping were a country it would be the sixth biggest polluter), and the mutky world where 75% of ships are registered under flags of convenience, where journalists can be banned from the IMO from reporting who said what, here's a beginner's guide.
If you'd like to see pictures and the campaign video from the earlier protest which took place on the first morning check here. Campaign against Climate Change came along as supporters with placards, while 'ship stewards' gave delegates boarding cards for the Good Ship Paris... and urged them not to sink it! A representative from the Marshall Islands thanked us all for being there and said it was the first time he'd seen protesters outside IMO negotiations.
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Members of Enfield and Haringey Green Parties joined the IMO protest yesterday.
This week and next delegates to the International Maritime Organisation are meeting in London to set new policies on Climate Change. The current policies are terribly weak and may even imply increased emissions.
The protesters demanded that the IMO commit to the Paris Agreement - and eliminate sea transport emissions by 2050.
Welcome to Enfield Green Party's new website, which we launched in early April 2018.
At the moment we are concentrating on the local elections on 3rd May. But we will be gradually adding new information about the Green Party local and national activities.