"We are sent to the town hall to find solutions to these problems" How councils can take on the climate crisis with Councillor Jon Burke

Monday, June 15, 2020

Local councils. Not your usual starting point when it comes to dealing with world wide crises like climate breakdown. Normally you'd associate them with the mundanity of bin collections and road works, tax bands and planning permission. Local councils however are our first interaction with democracy and thus our first opportunity to change the direction that our carbon cramming country is heading in. Joining us this week to discuss how local councils can be at the for-front of decarbonisation and greening the economy is Councillor Jon Burke from Hackney (@jonburkeUK). Speaking truth to power about how labour councils are locked together with the aviation industry and how environmentalism intersects with all parts of local government.


Shout Outs

Clyde Loakes @Labourstone Waltham Forest

Claire Holland @ lairekholland Lambeth

Sophoe McGeevor @SophieMcGeevor Lewisham

Adam Harrison @AdamDKharrison Camden

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