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.
12/11/15 2015 Climate Survey.pdf
16/10/15 BBC censorship goes into overdrive to silence Corbyn on Saudi human rights abuses.
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
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
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.
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
City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile (joint strategic needs assessment)
SHINE - Seasonal Health Interventions Network