A new roadmap to net zero has been released by Hackney Council to mark London Climate Action Week, setting out the action it is taking to rebuild a greener Hackney in the run up to November’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), tackle the climate emergency and engage local people on this work.

The roadmap builds on the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019, and sets out month-by-month what local people can expect to see – from tree planting and electric vehicle charging points to engagement events with local people.

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, and Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, Cllr Mete Coban, joined young people at Cardinal Pole Catholic School on Monday to launch the roadmap with a discussion about what the climate emergency meant to them.

The roadmap will be expanded in the coming months as the detailed work underpinning Hackney Council’s work to reach net zero emissions by 2040 is published – including large-scale research exercises into emissions, biodiversity, green infrastructure and green energy. 

The Council’s roadmap to COP26 can be viewed here.

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