Hounslow Council has launched a public consultation today on its draft Climate Emergency Action Plan following approval from the council’s Cabinet on 21 January.
Published: Tuesday, 4th February 2020
In June 2019, Hounslow Council joined other local authorities, the Mayor of London and the UK Parliament in declaring a climate emergency that requires urgent action. A specialist consultancy, Eunomia Research was then engaged to review the council’s current work in reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, alongside using its influence to reduce wider emissions from across the borough to support the development of a local response. Engagement activities were undertaken with council staff, councillors and the community to help understand local priorities and opportunities.
The large number of ideas for action that followed were incorporated into the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan, outlining a number of programmes that will be developed and implemented to deliver a reduction in carbon emissions over a ten-year timescale.
Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency at Hounslow Council said:
“We are really pleased to have progressed our Climate Emergency Action Plan to this stage. We believe that it represents a comprehensive blueprint for reducing carbon emissions in Hounslow. The world has woken up to climate change and we can’t delay in taking action in tackling the biggest threat to our planet the world has ever seen.
“We all have a part to play in addressing this global challenge and we want to hear your views on whether you feel the council has developed the right programmes and identified suitable actions to not only reduce emissions from its estate, but also to influence a reduction in borough-wide emissions.”
The public consultation is open until Monday 30 March 2020. To view the draft Climate Emergency Action Plan and to take part in the consultation please see: https://haveyoursay.hounslow.gov.uk/environmental-services/climate-emergency-action-plan/
Community Consultation Events:
- Thursday 27 February: 12pm to 4pm
- Monday 2 March: 6pm to 9pm
As part of the consultation, the council is running two public engagement events at Hounslow House in Hounslow Town Centre. Residents and stakeholders are invited to come along to review the draft Climate Emergency Action Plans and to participate in discussions with officers and councillors. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place, please click on the following Eventbrite links:
27 February: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hounslows-climate-emergency-action-plan-community-consultation-event-tickets-90633809163
2 March: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hounslows-climate-emergency-action-plan-community-consultation-event-tickets-91599216723