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Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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… enough, fast enough, we will lobby national government for further powers and finance to deliver a cleaner, greener Kingston for future generations to enjoy. Addressing climate change is everyone’s responsibility and it requires widespread support to make an impact. We have been speaking to residents and stakeholders about elements of this plan as it was developed, but this is the first time we have…

…/1WBz6zPKRjlM1xmk5h6b7nxdwoIcnVQNCgvfee1bEluQ/edit?usp=sharing Everyone Together We know that in order to effect real change we need to look much further than the carbon that the council directly controls, to work with our communities, our businesses, our partners and our visitors. We must galvanise action, and lead the way to a sustainable future for our borough. We will also lobby national government for the powers and resources…

… it to 1.5°C. National Framework In 2019, in the 2050 Target Amendment, the UK Government committed by law to achieving net zero carbon by 2050. In order to achieve this, they put in place a series of measures including the ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’, and the Energy White Paper: Powering our net zero future. In December 2020 the Climate Committee also set out The Sixth Carbon…

… in emissions across the borough. This plan also includes actions to protect the natural environment and preparation for managing the local impacts of climate change. We will work closely with our local strategic partners, businesses and community groups, as well as neighbouring boroughs, the Mayor of London and Central Government. Wherever our powers or financial constraints make it difficult to go far…

… consequences of the pandemic, growing demand for services, and limited government grant funding make it difficult to find adequate funds to meet the borough's needs. Despite these challenges the council has a drive and commitment to ensure it is doing the best for residents and communities. We have to maintain a focus on attracting green funding to the borough, like we have done successfully in the past…

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