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Net Zero Carbon
As London considers its post-Covid-19 recovery, there is an opportunity to build a more resilient, sustainable and low-carbon future.
The UK has set a bold target to reduce emissions to net-zero carbon by 2050 – an important response to the threat of climate change and the country’s international commitments to act on this.
Before the Covid-19 crisis, 24 of London’s 33 boroughs had declared a Climate Emergency, and the Mayor committed to accelerating the capital’s efforts to transform its economy to be carbon neutral by 2030.
The business community is already playing a significant role in responding to the challenge by developing new technologies and services to help reduce emissions, and changing the way they work, from transitioning to green fleets to zero carbon buildings. But time is short, and the reality of meeting these targets means the next decade will be crucial if we are to remain on track.
Meeting the climate challenge will require innovation and collaboration between the public and private sector to create a pathway to net-zero emissions and a sustainable economy for the future.
London First is responding by convening business, experts, and the public sector to look at what’s needed to accelerate the delivery of the net zero agenda within a London context – the group aims to provide business leadership, as well as practical advice to the Mayor and London Boroughs on how to deliver a decarbonised capital.
Our programme of events, blogs and thought leadership aim to help business better understand the priorities, barriers, and opportunities for the capital, as well as to provide an opportunity to shape and promote business-friendly solutions with a London focus.