Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2029

Published Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The ambition to have a ten year plan to ensure that the council will have net zero emissions by 2029 was unanimously approved following a Council Motion.

The commitment is one of the most ambitious targets of any London Borough and underlines the council’s proud clean and green image including continuing work and investment to reduce its direct emissions.  Work to move towards the net zero emission target will include tree planting, an energy efficiency programme, expanding renewable energy and LED street lighting, and other initiatives.  These initiatives will also be included in the council’s Carbon Management Programme (CMP) which commenced in 2008, with the most recent 5-year programme CMP2 achieving a 33% reduction in council emissions against a 2013 baseline*

The council wide work will also be part of the Environment and Community Services Portfolio, being formally included in the Portfolio Plan.  Read more...