Climate Emergency Camden has submitted its Action Plan for tackling climate and ecological breakdown to Camden Council leaders in an attempt to guide and support the council to take a leadership role in improving borough-wide environmental sustainability.
The far-reaching Call to Action was developed over several weeks through a consultative process among CEC coalition members and external experts. It calls on Council Leader, Georgia Gould and Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden, to formally declare a Climate Emergency and includes detailed proposals to help Camden reach Zero Carbon by 2030.
The proposals address the local environmental impacts of energy use, transport, construction, waste, nature, food, finance and business and focus on actions Camden Council can take in the short and long term, including:
- Directly cutting its own emissions and protecting the environment;
- Introducing stronger carbon reduction and environmental measures for its contractors and suppliers during the tendering process and through existing contracts where feasible;
- Listening to, encouraging and supporting residents, schools and community groups;
- Inspiring, learning from and sharing good practice by the many major businesses, and educational, cultural and health organisations based in Camden.
- Partnering with the Mayor of London, other London councils and other public bodies to develop collective action.