Climate change emergency declaration
In June 2019, Kingston Council declared a Climate Emergency and has committed to deliver carbon neutrality in council operations by 2038.
To achieve this, a draft action plan has been developed which focuses on seven key themes; Efficient buildings, Efficient Homes, How we travel, Reducing waste, Green Economy, Sustainable Council and Natural Environment.
Each theme contains a range of suggested actions to create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough. Actions in the plan could lead to quieter, safer streets, warmer homes, green jobs, green spaces alive with biodiversity, healthier, more active people, a reduction in poverty and inequality and better air quality.
The next step is to engage with residents and stakeholders across the borough via the council’s Let’s Talk engagement website and community-led focus groups to further develop the plan.
Please do take the time to visit the Let's Talk page and give us your thoughts on the the draft plan.
Engagement proposals were agreed at the Place Committee which was held on 23 September 2021.
Engagement is planned to begin in mid-October, following which a revised Climate Emergency Action Plan will be brought to the February 2022 Place Committee for further discussion.