Climate emergency

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The Earth’s climate is rapidly changing as a result of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere caused by human activity. We need to urgently reduce these gases to slow the rise in global average temperatures.

How we travel, the energy efficiency of our homes and workplaces and what we consume can all add to these harmful emissions. Climate change means hotter and more unpredictable weather which could lead to a greater risk of flooding and erosion, extinction of species, air pollution and shortages of foods and drinking water.

Tower Hamlets produces the fourth highest levels of total carbon emissions in London. Its location on the Thames and its densely populated landscape mean that the risks of flooding and overheating are greater than in many parts of London.

In 2019, Tower Hamlets Council set an ambitious target to make the council net zero carbon in its operations by 2025 and in the borough by 2050. Net Zero Carbon refers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible and then offsetting the remaining emissions.

The Earth’s climate is rapidly changing as a result of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere caused by human activity. We need to urgently reduce these gases to slow the rise in global average temperatures.

How we travel, the energy efficiency of our homes and workplaces and what we consume can all add to these harmful emissions. Climate change means hotter and more unpredictable weather which could lead to a greater risk of flooding and erosion, extinction of species, air pollution and shortages of foods and drinking water.

Tower Hamlets produces the fourth highest levels of total carbon emissions in London. Its location on the Thames and its densely populated landscape mean that the risks of flooding and overheating are greater than in many parts of London.

In 2019, Tower Hamlets Council set an ambitious target to make the council net zero carbon in its operations by 2025 and in the borough by 2050. Net Zero Carbon refers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible and then offsetting the remaining emissions.

  • This survey will help us understand our residents’ views about the climate emergency and start working with our partners and residents to tackle the issue. The outcome of this survey will be shared on this page. Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 2 March.

    This survey will help us understand our residents’ views about the climate emergency and start working with our partners and residents to tackle the issue. The outcome of this survey will be shared on this page. Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 2 March.

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