On 10th July, Merton Council confirmed a cross party agreement to declare a climate emergency for the borough to achieve Carbon neutrality by 2050. This date may seem a long way off but there is much to be done.
The Council will take a leadership role and is calling on businesses, residents, public sector and community organisations to get involved. Most of our carbon emissions come from buildings and transport, so it depends on everyone of us taking action.
If you would like to get involved in an action group to influence what needs to be done, please contact us.
Let’s do this and work together to achieve a sustainable future for the next generations.
Diana Sterck - CEO, Sustainable Merton
What planning changes do we need to see?
There are several ways planning can have a positive impact on the climate emergency. Some of the most important are energy conservation, micro-energy production, water conservation, waste reduction, noise pollution, air pollution, green travel and bio-diversity.