Inclusive Growth 2022 to 2026
A Net Zero cleaner, greener borough
The global impact of climate change can no longer be ignored and whilst the UK as a whole has reduced carbon emissions, there is still more that we can do individually and collectively to reduce its harmful effects and impact upon our environment. The Council has pledged that the borough will be carbon neutral by 2030, thereby becoming the Green Capital of the Capital. Our Inclusive Growth Strategy lays the foundation upon which to transition towards: more green spaces and biodiversity , active travel ( walking and cycling routes ) , cleaner and greener homes, council services and key local industries such as health and social care, as well as the film , food and creative sectors.
Our aim is to generate less carbon locally so that our residents can live in a borough that has:
- desirable homes which generate their own cleaner, cheaper energy
- access to affordable electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
- vastly improved air quality and safe spaces to walk and cycle
- a quality green ribbon of connected public space
- biodiversity that can be seen and enjoyed
- a whole new green economy in retrofit, Electric Vehicles , sustainable food and conservation that provides hundreds of jobs for local residents
Our priorities for a net zero cleaner, greener borough
- retrofitting Homes ( make changes to existing buildings so that energy consumption and emissions are reduced )
- zero carbon businesses and supply chains*
- energy efficient businesses and industries*
- reducing waste through reusing , recycling and repair
- shift to active travel and low emission vehicles
- using nature to remove emissions
*Decarbonisation = steps taken to reduce carbon footprint, example : greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), in order to reduce its impact on the climate.
We plan to be the Green Capital of the Capital
What are the potential benefits to residents
Energy efficient homes (cleaner and cheaper energy), improved air quality, more opportunities for active travel (walking and cycling), more trees and biodiversity, access to electric vehicle charging points, council services and buildings that are more energy efficient.
What are the potential benefits to local Businesses
Support the green economy through procurement and supply chains, contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and air pollution