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Join Redbridge’s online climate change event and be part of the movement to cut the borough’s carbon footprint

Published: 30 June 2021

Redbridge Council is hosting an online launch of its ground breaking Climate Change Action Plan and is inviting residents and businesses to join the discussion on lowering the borough’s carbon footprint.

‘Tackling Climate Change in Redbridge’ is FREE to attend and takes place online on Wednesday 14 July, 6:00pm-7:30pm and features a discussion with special guest speaker The Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues.

Redbridge’s Climate Change Action Plan sets out the next chapter in the council’s journey towards creating a cleaner, greener and healthier Redbridge.

Residents and businesses are invited to sign-up to the event to find out about:

  • The borough’s response to the climate emergency
  • Green schemes and initiatives that can help lower the borough’s carbon footprint and save residents money, including Solar Together, London Power and Redbridge Go Green Grant.
  • Information and advice on how to get involved and play a part in tackling climate change

The event also opens up the virtual floor for a Q&A session so local people and businesses can ask the questions that matter most to them.

‘Tackling Climate Change in Redbridge’ kicks off with the Leader of Redbridge Council Cllr Jas Athwal speaking about the borough’s green agenda, followed by guest speaker at the event The Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, who will be speaking about the London wide climate priorities, and the importance of London wide and borough action to tackle climate change.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride Cllr Jo Blackman will also be giving a presentation about Redbridge’s Climate Change Action Plan, which will be followed by the Q&A session.

Leader of Redbridge Council Cllr Jas Athwal, said:This event is a real opportunity for our local communities to be part of one of the most important conversations of our time. Together we can help create a cleaner, greener and healthier Redbridge for ourselves and our neighbours.”

“We’re committed to stepping up to the challenge of climate change across the council, and the borough – but we can’t do this alone, and need to work together as one community to help cut carbon emissions in Redbridge.

“Our online event is a great way to find out what we can do and achieve together to address the causes and impacts of climate change in Redbridge.”

Speaking about the launch of the Climate Change Action Plan, Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride Cllr Jo Blackman added: “We’ve already seen some important work taking place within the council and across the community to promote green growth in the borough, but there is more we can do and our Climate Change Action Plan is the first chapter in our journey to do more.

“Please do sign-up and join our event to find out more about the work being doing to tackle the borough’s climate emergency, how it impacts on all of us and what each of us can do to make a change.”

To join the event on Wednesday 14 July at 6:00pm please register online ahead of the event on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redbridge-climate-change-action-plan-tickets-159158921619

Once registered you will receive a link to access the event on the day.

Redbridge’s Climate Change Action Plan details measures the council is taking to reduce its own carbon footprint by tackling emissions coming from council owned buildings and vehicles, as well as steps being taken by the council to support communities across borough to tackle climate change.

Redbridge’s aim is to become a carbon neutral* council by 2030, and carbon zero** by 2050.

Under the Action Plan created in the wake of the council declaring a climate emergency in 2019, more than 100 actions have been identified for implementation, which will build on the work already underway in the borough.

The council has been working hard to clean up air quality in Redbridge, reduce its own carbon footprint, and is committing to supporting residents, businesses and communities across the borough to also lower their carbon footprint.

Buildings and transport across the borough are two of the largest sources of carbon emissions in Redbridge, followed by waste. The action plan targets these red flag areas with a raft of measures.

To view the Action Plan, or for more information on climate change go to: www.redbridge.gov.uk/about-the-council/climate-change/

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* Carbon neutral means balancing carbon emissions by ‘offsetting’ – or removing from the atmosphere – an equivalent amount of carbon for the amount produced.

**Carbon zero means no emissions are being generated by an organisation/ product or service

Bio: Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues
Shirley Rodrigues was appointed as London Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy in October 2016.  She has devised and delivered environmental policies and programmes in London, nationally and internationally for government and philanthropy including most recently overseeing a global cities and climate change grants portfolio at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

She is now working to deliver the Mayor of London’s vision to make the city a fairer, greener, healthier and more sustainable one. This includes ambitious programmes to reduce air pollution across London including the expansion of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone, making London carbon neutral by 2030 and spearheading London’s economic and social recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 through a Green New Deal.

 

 

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