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Social Justice


Social Justice

Justice for people, planet and wildlife. Social Justice relates to environmental issues such as fuel poverty, housing, access to transport, local jobs and food.  This page explores some of those links.

Climate Justice –  emerging concept bringing together the physical science of climate change, the economics of development, the legal and ethical foundations of human rights and social justice and effects of social policy. Origins lie with NGOs and campaigners who have highlighted disproportionately damaging effects of climate change on the poor. 

News

12/11/15 2015 Climate Survey.pdf

12/11/15 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IS UNDER THREAT!!

16/10/15 BBC censorship goes into overdrive to silence Corbyn on Saudi human rights abuses.

30/07/15 Tfl transforming Hackney in the interests of big business and not local people

31/08/15 Expulsions, Lies and Manipulation - the Right's Reaction to a resurgent Left.

30/07/15 Stop Transport for London hiking rents on Haggerston arches.

01/02/15 Empty flats occupied after March for Homes demonstration.

31/01/15 Thousands March for Homes not property in London

27/11/14 Child Poverty Action Group report on understanding and reducing the use of food banks in the UK

25/11/14 Government takes from the poor to give to the rich

31/10/14 Encouraging Healthier Takeaways in Low-income Communities - London Met. Univ. trial toolkit out for consultation

26/09/14 Neighbouring Islington Council plans to launch its own energy company, to sell gas and electricity more cheaply to residents - and perhaps people in Hackney.

19/09/14 Smart Homes provides grant incentives of up to £6,000 to help you make improvements to your home so that it is more energy efficient. 

18/09/14 Citizens Advice want your help for their campaign to secure a better deal for prepayment meter consumers

12/08/14 Sustainable Food Cities network's submission on food poverty issues to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger and Food Poverty

15/05/14 'Going hungry? The human right to food in the UK' warns of a public health emergency as food becomes increasingly inaccessible for households

11/07/13 10 ideas for change: The Sharing Economy - lists ten sharing projects helping to boost local economies, build community and improve the resilience of neighbourhoods.

20/02/14 Government report on food poverty is finally published, showing a growing demand for help to meet food needs

04/09/13 SHINE is a referral system established to tackle fuel poverty and reduce seasonal deaths and hospital admissions in Hackney. One referral to SHINE leads to an assessment for a wide range of services. Make a referral for assessment by SHINE.

12/03/13 Energy Bill: Meg Hillier MP commits to clean and affordable energy

04/02/13 Jeanette Arnold, London Assembly Member for North East London, writes on Fuel poverty

17/10/12 Going local - A report on local authorities’ work to tackle fuel poverty - this report has just been published for Consumer Focus but, alas, Hackney isn't mentioned

03/10/12 A new way to measure fuel poverty in England is proposed - have your say

24/07/12 Actions to improve insulation on Hackney's estates


Network

Hackney Food Partnership

Political Blogs


Links

City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile (joint strategic needs assessment)

Climate Just web tool

SHINE - Seasonal Health Interventions Network

GLA report on child hunger and food poverty 

One million climate jobs


Local organisations

Digs

Hackney Community Law Centre

Hackney Keep Our NHS Public

North London Action for the Homeless

Social Action for Health

Other organisations

Fuel Poverty Action

London Fuel Poverty Hub

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