What is being proposed?

To accomplish a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in London by the year 2050, the development of a Climate Emergency Action Plan will involve the following:

  • Reviewing the previous guiding principles, along with new principles to be used for this plan.
  • Understanding that this has been called a climate emergency for a reason; meaning we need to do more now and make our actions a high priority and build climate change thinking into our daily lifestyles.
  • Identifying key partners and groups, and determining ways to engage them.
  • Identifying priority action areas, and compiling details about actions that are already being undertaken by key stakeholders and partners.
  • Identifying the challenges, opportunities, required adjustments, and the steps to lead to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Ensuring that idea generation, the economy, the community, and the environment are all considered on the path towards long-term sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction.
  • Establishing objectives, strategies, actions, measurable goals, and milestones whereby accountability can be assigned.
  • Defining realistic time frames to undertake actions.
  • Enhancing the existing networks within the community and business sectors to foster and grow a culture of collaboration, action, empowerment and accountability.
  • Ensuring that during the development of the Climate Emergency Action Plan, we continue to increase our actions to reduce our use of fossil fuels.
  • Creating a Climate Emergency Action Plan for London with assigned roles and responsibilities that address:
    • How we can reduce fossil fuel energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (ex. climate change mitigation strategy and actions).
    • How we need to adapt, design and become more resilient for more severe weather (ex. climate change adaptation strategy and actions).

The City of London will also seek to engage and collaborate with communities and partners on its current mid-term (2030) target for community greenhouse gas emissions, currently set for a 37% reduction from 1990 levels by 2030.

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