Climate Emergency Action Plan

Closed 27 Apr 2020

Opened 3 Feb 2020

Results Updated 15 Jul 2020

The Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) consultation which ran from February to April 2020 received a total of 135 responses and indicated broad support for the CEAP. The council also hosted two public events, on 27th February and 2nd March, which hosted around 100 members of the community each, providing an opportunity for people to learn more about the climate emergency in Hounslow and give their feedback on the draft action plan.

The accompanying Schools’ Survey received a further 195 responses, indicating an awareness of climate issues and a desire for schools to do more to focus on the issue of climate change.

Responses to the consultation were incorporated into the final draft of the Climate Emergency Action Plan which was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday, 14th July 2020, kicking off the Council’s ‘Year of Action 2020/21’. The updated report can be found here.

A summary of responses to both parts of the consultation can be found in the feedback report here.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this consultation, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Overview

In June 2019, Hounslow Council declared a climate emergency. In recognition of the urgent threat posed by climate change, we have committed to reducing council emissions to net zero by 2030, as well as working with residents and businesses to help reduce their own carbon emissions.

For school students, we have set up a dedicated page to encourage you to share your views; please click here

The Draft Action Plan

The Council commissioned independent consultants Eunomia to work with officers and councillors to produce a draft Climate Emergency Action Plan. The draft Action Plan sets out:

  • The corporate (organisational) and the borough-wide carbon footprint;
  • A target to achieve net zero carbon by 2030;
  • Actions that can be delivered over a ten-year period to enable the Council to achieve its proposed target and influence a borough-wide reduction;
  • The combined benefits of delivering multiple actions, and the role national government needs to play;
  • The funding opportunities and the governance arrangements for delivering the plan.

The draft Action Plan outlines seven key programmes for reducing Council direct carbon emissions, and in acknowledging the Council’s community leadership role, we have developed a further six programmes to address borough-wide emissions.

Please click on the following links to view the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan and the accompanying technical appendices:

Why We Are Consulting

The council cannot tackle the climate emergency alone, and it is vital we secure the widest possible support amongst all those who live or work in the borough.

We therefore wish to obtain as much feedback as possible on our draft proposals to understand the level of support they have, whether there are any other opportunities we should be exploring, and if there could be any unintended consequences that we may need to take into account.

Please provide your feedback using our survey, which asks for your views on:

  • The content of the draft plan, and whether it is fit for purpose;
  • The proposed target i.e. achieving net zero carbon by 2030;
  • Whether the actions that have been proposed are appropriate and will enable the council to achieve its proposed target;
  • What interventions should be investigated and prioritised to achieve net zero Council emissions by 2030;
  • What the key challenges are in successfully addressing this agenda

If you have any trouble completing the survey below, you may also respond to this consultation by emailing environmental.strategy@hounslow.gov.uk

What Happens Next

This consultation has now closed. We are working to analyse your feedback and will update this page with the results of the consultation in due course. 

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