Westminster Climate Action Plan survey

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.

1. Please select what group you belong to (choose all that apply).


2. What best describes the type of home you live in?


3. What is your age range?


4. How important is tackling climate change to you?


5. People and Communities

The Council is committed to supporting the community to actively adopt behaviours that reduce their carbon impact and empowering residents to design an inclusive city-wide climate change action plan.

What do you think are the most impactful ways that the Council can help residents? Please choose two.


6. Organisations and Economy

The Council is working with building owners and operators to encourage them to reduce their carbon emissions, build resilience to the impacts of climate change and help shape a thriving and sustainable local economy.

What do you think are the most important ways the Council can help building owners and operators? Please choose two.


7. Buildings and Energy

The Council is designing new developments to meet the net zero carbon standards and emissions from existing buildings in Westminster in a way that honours the history and culture of the city and ensures that the energy supply is sourced from affordable, low carbon sources.

What do you think are the most important ways the Council can support new developments? Please choose two.


8. Movement and Places

The Council is focused on designing promoting and active travel around the city that minimises transport emissions, air pollution and promotes health and wellbeing.

What do you think are the most important ways the Council can do this? Please choose two.


9. Do you feel that you have a good understanding of climate change, its impacts and how you can help?


10. Have you already made changes that help address climate change? If yes, what changes and why?


11. How likely is it you will take action on climate change?


12. What are the key challenges and concerns for you in taking action?


13. What more should the Council do to help tackle climate change? How can the Council support you to take action?


14. Can you let us know about any community projects you are involved with or aware of to tackle climate change in your area?


15. Would you like to be kept updated about action on climate change in Westminster?

If yes, please share your contact details below (optional).