The 11th of a Different September

Wendy Jennings (Clapham Sustainability Group)

Clapham (pictured) is a happening place. Driving in on Saturday, I was politely brought to a halt by lime-jacketed marshals clearing the road for flash-past competitors crouched over their handlebars in a high-speed cycle race. But I hadn’t come for the cycle race; I was heading for the Village Hall and the Sustainability Group’s event to share information about greener ways of heating your home, of cherishing your garden, and of taking to the road.

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Linking up to level up – reinstating the Skipton to Colne railway

Barry White

The action group campaigning to reinstate 12 miles of railway between Colne and Skipton, SELRAP, is working for a major last push to get the project a reality. Campaigners believe that the new rail corridor would be transformational not only for passengers, but forming the North’s freight trans-Pennine link, and contribute to ‘levelling-up’ the Northern economy. It could also have a great benefit on the environment by contributing to transport decarbonisation.

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Planning shake-up – a problem deferred

Barry White

As highlighted in my 13 September article ‘Biggest shake-up of planning laws for 70 years to be abandoned?’ the government has ‘paused’ its proposals with the sacking of Housing Minister Robert Jenrick and his replacement by Michael Gove, who now heads the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government following Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle announced last week.

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New report on a framework for climate and just transaction at work

Barry White

The Greener Jobs Alliance (GJA) is an organisation of trade unions, student organisations, campaigning groups and a policy think tank. It campaigns around the issue of jobs and the skills needed to transition to a low-carbon economy. The founding members of the GJA are the University and College Union (UCU), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, National Union of Students (NUS), People & Planet, and the Institute of Public Policy Research.

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