Climate Emergency Action Plan

Closes 27 Apr 2020

Opened 3 Feb 2020

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.

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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

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