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London Borough of Southwark

Direct link to climate strategy (PDF)

… a Low Traffic Borough, dedicating more of our highways to zero carbon uses including walking and cycling and improving air quality by reducing car journeys. - Double the number of bike hangars in the borough by 2022 and work towards every home in Southwark having access to a safe place to keep a bike. - Continue the work we began in 2010 to halve council emissions by 2022. - Make the Old Kent…

…, heating and industry also pollute the air that we breathe. In Southwark, around 200 premature deaths occur due to air pollution every year3. Rainfall and flooding – 60% Southwark residents live on land less than ten meters above sea level, any changes in sea levels will have a direct effect on Southwark. Southwark is protected from tidal and river flooding by the Thames Barrier and other…

… of this pollution are more serious on children than on adults. Exposure to air pollution at an early age can hinder lung growth, inhibit brain development, and increase the risk of conditions such as asthma. Alongside this, air pollution has been shown to disproportionately affect people with existing heart or respiratory conditions, who are more likely to be older than average. Vulnerable groups…

…, but to reshape our borough, to create a better, fairer Southwark where everyone can fulfil their potential and benefit from all that our borough has to offer. The decisions we take have the potential to deliver wider benefits, improving the quality of homes, reducing air pollution, improving health and creating good quality green jobs. As we also recover from COVID-19 and renew our borough…


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