Wednesday 23 February 2022

Wandsworth Council sets new climate plan

Wandsworth Council sets new climate plan

Wandsworth Borough Council has released a new climate change plan, addressing how it will achieve carbon-neutrality by 2030.

The plan has a £5 million budget that will see the council’s housing stock become retrofitted, schools become more energy efficient, the introduction of a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs), renewable energy contracts and the switching of the council’s pension fund to more sustainable investments.

The council has stated that reductions in the borough have dropped by 42% since 2005, with the carbon emitted per person almost halving.

Councillor Kim Caddy said: “We have delivered action to tackle climate change at a much faster pace than many local authorities.

“We are working with local partners and residents to make sure this is a journey that we all take together.

“Over the coming year we will work even harder and faster to ensure we meet our pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2030.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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