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  • UK Climate Litigation Team Up & Running

    23rd May 2016

    A group of lawyers, academics, scientists and campaigners have come together to prepare for climate litigation against the UK Government for failing to implement adequate measures to avoid dangerous climate change. In fact, in recent months, the UK Government has been slashing its commitments to renewables, carbon capture storage, zero carbon new homes and instead embarking on a reckless dash for gas (fracking) and promotion of large carbon intensive infrastructure projects. Inspiration has come from the successful Dutch Urgenda case …

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  • Help Take the Government to Court over Fast-track Fracking Policy

    11th Sep 2015

    KECN supports the recent case launched by the SaFE Alliance against the Government’s Fast-track Fracking Policy. SaFE Alliance has recently their crowdfunding page. Please visit https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/no-fracking/ to pledge what you can. SaFE has only a short time to challenge the pro-fracking policy published on 13th August 2015 (link to: https://www.gov.uk/g…/collections/shale-oil-gas-and-fracking). They need to raise at least £20,000. Empowering communities on fracking Fracking undermines renewable energy, energy efficiency and local democracy. It will increase carbon emissions and lead to dangerous irreversible climate change, while …

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  • KECN supports US legal climate change action

    13th Nov 2013

    KECN is supporting the Amicus Curiae Brief on global impacts of climate change, in the ground breaking US climate change litigation, filed in the US D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal on the 12th November 2013. Read this Amicus Curiae here: FiledGlobalImpactsAmicus. The need for constitutional protections for future generations applies equally to the UK. Similar legal actions are urgently required in this country. Our Government’s climate actions will not, according to the best available science, avoid dangerous climate change.  Therefore, …

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  • Open Public Space Crisis in Canterbury

    10th Jan 2013

    The fight to save Kingsmead as public open space is fully supported by KECN. KECN has donated £600 to Save Kingsmead Fields to help finance a potential judicial review. The money was transferred to KECN from the PACE account. For those that remember, PACE was set up by some of the current KECN members back in 1997 to address the plans to unleash massive development on Grade 1 Land in Canterbury South.These threats are soon to reappear with greater force in the new Local Plan with …

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  • Hosting other groups

    7th Jul 2011

    The Kent Environment and Community set up its website thanks to funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd. We thought that it would be useful for campaigning groups to have a ’Host’ website to use if necessary to publicise their campaigns. Currently, we are hosting Canterbury 4 Clean Air who have just successfully been granted£7500 from LUSH to employ the national sustainable transport expert Lynn Sloman to devise a sustainable transport blueprint for Canterbury. Please contact KECN at climaterecovery1@gmail.com if you would like to be hosted …

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  • Categories introduction

    3rd Jul 2011

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