Who or what is EnCaf?
Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCaf) is a civil society forum. We're an action group created to confront the emergency that climate change imposes on us all.
In the Paris Agreement almost all the nations of the Earth agreed to hold "the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels". We are currently heading for a 3 to 4% rise in temperature by the end of this century. This increase will be a global catastrophe.
Tackling this has to be a community-wide effort. We network, build partnerships, form working groups, exchange information and good practice. You don’t need to be an expert to join us. Many of us aren't, but we listen to others, read, discuss and get better informed.
More than 100 groups in the Borough are keen to come together to try and locally make a difference. Our Forum meets regularly to exchange information, network and decide on critical action points. Please join us!
A land assessment by Enfield Council shows that the Green Belt is at risk. In this report, EnCaf's Land Use Group sets out the reasons why building on Enfield’s Green Belt is unnecessary and would be a huge mistake. Among the Green Belt sites targeted for destruction are:
• Green Belt land in Upper Edmonton
• Eight horticulture nurseries in Crews Hill
• Several large areas of productive farmland
In September we are joining with The Climate Coalition to be part of the Great Big Green Week - a huge call for action on climate change. We want to show decision makers that people from all walks of life are stepping up to take action on climate change. Enfield's Big Green Climate Festival will take place from the 18th to 26th September.
If you're concerned about the climate and/or biodiversity loss, why not come along to a forum and meet a network of like-minded locals? To find out more, check out Member Information on our Blog Page, where we are gradually adding information. You can also check out our Facebook page where we'll be posting about upcoming events and webinars. And we have a new LinkedIn page now too.
Next forum meeting
Our next forum meeting will be on Wednesday May 26th at 7.00pm. Members of EnCaf Youth will present their concerns about climate change and how it will impact their lives in years to come. They will speak about the issues we must all confront and how they think we should respond. Join us to hear from those who will be most impacted by climate change.