London Climate Action Week 2022

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25 June - 3 July

London Climate Action Week (LCAW) is one of the world's largest independent climate change events.

It brings people from all walks of life together to create solutions to the climate emergency.

The week-long series of events is aimed at everyone and showcases how London is playing a leading role globally in rising to the challenges we all face due to climate change.

The themes for LCAW 2022 are:

Hounslow Council is supporting this year's London Climate Action Week and wants residents, businesses, community groups and others to get involved, find out more and take action.

Throughout the week we will be raising awareness about the climate change agenda. Please keep looking at the website and the Council's social media channels for regular updates.

The Story So Far

In 2019, Hounslow Council declared a climate emergency and has pledged to reduce the amount of carbon it produces in the shortest time possible. The Council has pledged to become net carbon zero by 2030.

Climate Emergency Action Plan

To make this happen, Hounslow Council has produced a Climate Emergency Action Plan. This sets out the roadmap for the authority's journey towards net carbon zero and how it will work with partners across the borough to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

You can read Hounslow's Climate Emergency Action Plan here.

Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

photo of retrofitting at Hounslow School

Fit for the future: Edward Pauling School has benefitted from retrofitting carbon-cutting measures.

Schools, leisure centres and other public buildings in Hounslow are undergoing a dramatic transformation. As part of a multi-million pound Government-backed plan, the Council is 'retrofitting' these buildings with carbon-cutting, energy-saving measures.

The first phase of the project is set for completion in 2022.

Find out more about the scheme here.

Tree Planting

tree planting in Hounslow
Growing Green: Hounslow Council's tree giveaway encouraged residents to plant their own.

Hounslow Council has pledged to plant as many new trees in our borough as it is possible. This includes a pledge to plant a new tree for every child born in the borough each year.

Trees not only help to reduce the impacts of climate change but help our borough to become a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, study and play.

Find out more about Hounslow Council's Tree Planting Programme here.

Active and Sustainable Transport

cycle training in Hounslow

Bespoke solution: Hanworth Cycling Hub encourages residents to get on their bikes.

Getting people out of their cars and using healthier forms of transport is a key priority for our borough.

We're introducing exciting new opportunities for walking and cycling in our borough and making our neighbourhoods cleaner and safer for children through our School Streets programme. We're introducing Electric Vehicle Charging Points across the borough and taking action on vehicle idling to help clean our air and reduce pollution.

Find out all about our travel and transport plans here.

Air quality and pollution

photo of sunset over Hounslow


Keeping it clean: Sunset over Hatton.

Making the air we breathe as clean as possible is crucial for our borough's' health and our climate changes ambitions.

Council officers regularly monitor the air quality in our borough and we are working in partnership with the borough's business community to keep our atmosphere clean.

Find out more about air quality in Hounslow here.

Supporting our communities towards a carbon-free future

Environmental champions completing a litter pick.

Pick it up: Hounslow's Environmental Champions are making the borough cleaner and greener.

We want residents, community groups and business to be our partners in our climate change journey. If we are to rise to the challenges we collectively face, then everyone has a part to play.

We are helping people within our communities to take direct action on climate change in a number of ways.

  • Our Community Reference Groups are supporting the Council by having a direct influence on the plans we produce and the decision-making process. Find out more here.
  • Our Environmental Champions are community volunteers who give up their free time to work on the litter picking and conservation project that are making our borough cleaner and greener. Find out more here.
  • Our Greentalk website is celebrating trees and giving people to look after them and plot walks through Hounslow's natural habitats. Find out more here.
  • Our Community Energy Fund is giving community groups the chance to apply for funding to introduce energy-saving, carbon cutting measures on their buildings and other assets. Find out more here.
  • The Green innovation Fund is helping businesses to go green by giving access to funding for carbon reduction measures such as electric vehicles, solar panels and energy efficient lighting. Find out more here.

To find out more about London Climate Action Week 2022, including a full list of events and how you can get involved, follow this link.

Read more about climate change initiatives across London on the London Councils' website where you can also download the Building the Green Economy Plan being led by Hounslow Council.

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