Have your say on Camden’s draft Climate Action Plan
Camden Council has launched a consultation on its draft Climate Action Plan, a five-year programme of projects and activities that brings to life the vision of a zero carbon Camden, delivering on the recommendations arising from the climate emergency Citizens’ Assembly.
You can find out more about the draft action plan and have your say in the consultation online. The consultation closes on Saturday 29 February 2020.
Put simply, the climate emergency is the most serious threat that our planet, its people, and all forms of life all face. Carbon dioxide emissions in Camden have fallen 38% over the last 10 years, but we know we need go further, more urgently – and the Citizens’ Assembly process helped us sharpen our focus on what needs to be done.
“We want to turn the citizens’ proposals into community-led action and borough-wide policies in our new five-year Climate Action Plan. And we want to hear your views on how we can do this.
The draft Climate Action Plan proposes a five-year programme of projects and activities around the themes of People, Places, Buildings and Organisations that deliver on the 17 Citizens’ Assembly recommendations and bring to life the vision of a zero carbon Camden. This will be the first of two plans to 2030.
Highlights of the draft plan include:
- a programme to switch all Camden street lighting to LED by 2023
- delivery of low emission transport projects in Holborn, Camden Town, Kentish Town and Frognal wards
- renewable energy projects
- a procurement strategy to make the council’s vehicle fleet 100% low/zero emission by 2022.
The Climate Action Plan will be a living document. This will allow us to improve on it annually, challenging our own performance and agreeing new actions to build on previous projects and work.
“The plan is a result of an extended consultation process that took place last year framed around the climate crisis. This consultation provides residents, businesses and all interested parties an opportunity to comment before the plan is formally adopted. I urge everyone to have their say.