Climate change threatens all of us. The last few years have seen an unprecedented rise in people demanding urgent action – from schoolchildren going on strike to workers demanding that their pension funds drop fossil fuel investments.
While we need countries to come together to address the climate crisis globally, we also need to take action locally to reduce emissions and make our neighbourhoods more resilient to climate change.
In 2019, Islington Council declared a climate emergency and committed to reach net zero emissions by 2030. This will require a massive reduction in carbon emissions from the way we use electricity, heat our homes and travel.
By supporting people-friendly streets in our neighbourhood, we can play our part to reduce emissions from motor traffic and make walking and cycling more accessible to everyone.
Other measures the council is using or encouraging to reduce emissions from transport include:
- School streets
- Electric vehicle charging points
- Cargo bikes
- Car club schemes
- Working with Transport for London to reduce emissions from major roads and bus routes
Read the council’s Vision 2030 document here.