Climate and Clean Air Community Reference Group

Closed 9 Feb 2020

Opened 23 Jan 2020


As part of developing a draft Climate Emergency Action Plan, Hounslow Council is seeking to establish a Climate and Clean Air Community Reference Group (CRG). This webpage sets out the background to us setting up the group, and allows you to register your interest in joining. 


In June 2019, Hounslow Council declared a climate emergency and made a commitment to identify measures to make our activities zero carbon as quickly as possible. The council appointed an independent consultancy, Eunomia, to assist the development of our response to the climate emergency in the light of regional, national and international best practice. 

Following engagement with staff, councillors and the community, a large number of actions have been developed, which have been grouped into:

  • seven programmes for reducing council-direct carbon emissions
  • six programmes to reduce borough-wide emissions

These have been incorporated into our Draft Climate Emergency Action Plan.

We will launch an eight week public consultation on the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan this month, seeking feedback on whether we have developed the right programmes and actions. 

Climate and Clean Air Community Reference Group (CRG)

We believe the community is at the heart of delivering a cleaner and greener Hounslow, and a number of people have expressed a desire to work with us to improve local air quality and reduce the council’s and borough’s carbon footprint. This will, in part, be achieved by implementing our Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) and Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP, adopted October 2018).

As part of the governance arrangements for the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan, the council will set up the Climate and Clean Air Community Reference Group (CRG). The group’s remit encompasses monitoring and implementing the CEAP and AQAP. The CRG will work with our officer-led Board to co-create and prioritise actions, as well as increasing transparency and public understanding around the opportunities and constraints for action. The group will assist the council in galvanising the wider civic support necessary to deliver the ambitious changes required to respond to the emergency. 

If you are interested in being part of the CRG, please view the draft Terms of Reference below and submit an expression of interest form. The deadline is Sunday 9th February 2020, and we will respond to all applicants by 14th February 2020. The first meeting will take place on Thursday 27th February 2020.


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