Urgent action is needed to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5° Celsius, to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. To achieve this, global emissions must reach net zero by 2050.
The Council declared a climate emergency in September 2019 and committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from Council operations by 2030 and across the city by 2040.
Westminster has some of the highest carbon emissions and worst air pollution in the UK. Westminster City Council accounts for 2% of the city’s total emissions, with 71% from non-domestic buildings, 15% from homes, and 11% from transport.
We want to work in partnership with everyone who lives, works or studies in Westminster to achieve a net zero carbon city by 2040 and create a greener, cleaner and healthier Westminster. From the 28th June until 7th August 2021 we are organising a broad range of engagement opportunities, including this online survey, so that everyone who wants their say on our climate action plans can do so.
The information you provide in this survey will help the Council prioritise how we support residents and businesses in cutting emissions across the city.
To find out more about the in-person engagement events we’re holding click here.