Waste management – a burning issue in North London and Copenhagen
Online meeting 10th October at 7.30pm
Waste incineration and ‘Energy from Waste’ is being sold as a solution to our waste crisis, as a greener alternative to landfill and a producer of low-carbon electricity. Such claims are challenged, and the expansion of incineration is opposed by community campaigns such as Black Lives Matter.
Despite their controversial benefits, incinerators are being built across the globe and in the UK several local authorities – including our own in north London – are constructing them. In Denmark, the up-and-running incinerators in Copenhagen and Roskilde provide important lessons for us all on the implications of waste incineration.
Islington Labour Environment Forum (ILEF) has organised an open to all online meeting on the issues. The speakers are:
- Christian Ege Jørgensen will outline the politics and economics of incineration in Denmark, particularly concerning the incinerators in Copenhagen and Roskilde. Christian is the former leader for the Secretary for Green Change and is now a senior advisor. He is on the Advisory board for The Socialist Party (SF) and a leading member of Green Transition Denmark.
- Georgia Elliott-Smith will talk about the Edmonton incinerator currently under construction in north London. She is a sustainability consultant, engineer, activist, ex-UNESCO Envoy for Youth & Environment and Managing Director of sustainability consultancy Element Four. Georgia is an ardent, high-profile environmental campaigner.
For those unfamiliar with ILEF, it is a forum for discussion, campaigning and activity on the environment, coordinated by the environmental officers from both Islington North and Islington South CLPs.
Topic: ILEF Incineration Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 10, 2023 07:30 PM London
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Meeting ID: 839 4225 7982