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London Environment Strategy & 1.5°C Climate Action Plan

Claire Jamieson and Jazmin Burgess, Zero Carbon Policy Team, Greater London Authority – 02/07/2019 00:00 UTC   Find your time zone

London's Zero Carbon Policy Team shared its insights on the London's Environment Strategy and the accompanying 1.5ºC Compatible Climate Action Plan. Released in December 2018, with support from C40’s Deadline 2020 pilot programme, this is the city’s first strategy that brings together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment with the aim to deliver multiple benefits to Londoners, including delivering a zero carbon city. 

We learned, for example, how London used spatial models of the city's building and energy systems to assess the impact of specific policies, as well as the cost implications. The webinar also brought us closer to some of London's initiatives, such as 'London Business Climate Leaders', which brings leading businesses together to collaborate towards making a reality of London's zero carbon goals.


London Environment Strategy & 1.5°C Climate Action Plan

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, London – 01/24/2019 15:00 UTC   Find your time zone

The world is now clearly in the midst of a climate emergency. The Mayor's London Environment Strategy (May 2018) was one of the first plans of any world city to be compatible with the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement. It commits London to being a zero carbon city by 2050. It sets out the actions the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will take, within his powers, to get there as soon as possible. 

London's Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues walks us through the London Environment Strategy and the accompanying 1.5ºC Compatible Climate Action Plan. Released in December 2018, with support from C40’s Deadline 2020 pilot programme, this is the city’s first strategy that brings together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment with the aim to deliver multiple benefits for Londoners, including delivering a zero carbon city.

Tackling consumption-based emissions in the City of Stockholm: The One Tonne Life Project

Charlotta Porsö, Project Leader and Örjan Lönngren, Senior Advisor, Environmental Management, Planning and Environment, and Energy and Climate, City of Stockholm – 09/06/2018 15:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Is it possible for a family in Sweden to reduce their emissions to one tonne per person and year? Charlotta Porsö and Örjan Lönngren have all the answers. Watch this webinar featuring the One Tonne Life, a collaborative project between the City of Stockholm, Vattenfall, Volvo, house manufacturer A-Hus, Swedish supermarket chain ICA, and other partners.
The One Tonne Life project was initiated to inspire people to reduce emissions in their everyday lives. For six months, one family lived in a house built with the latest technology – special insulation, rooftop solar panels, composting and more. Their ten-year-old car was exchanged for an all-electric car and they also had access to the best expertise in the fields of energy, food and household appliances. After six months, the family had reduced their carbon emissions down to 1.5 tonnes each, which corresponds to about 80% less emissions than an average Swedish family. 

Paris Climate Action Plan - Towards a carbon neutral city and 100% renewable energy [Part II]

Yann Françoise, Head of Climate, Energy and Circular Economy, City of Paris – 07/12/2018 12:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Learn more about the newly announced ambitious Paris Climate Action Plan, adopted by the city council unanimously in March 2018. Paris Climate Action Plan comes as a response to the city’s participation in C40’s Deadline 2020 Pilot Programme, being one of the first city plans that aims to deliver the scale of emission reduction and ambitious climate action required to meet the highest targets of the Paris Agreement. 

Part II laid out the technical aspects considered within the process and methods undertaken to develop Paris Climate Action Plan, including +500 municipal actions.

Paris Climate Action Plan - Towards a carbon neutral city and 100% renewable energy [Part I]

Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Environment, Sustainable Development, the Climate Plan for Energy and Water Channels Policy, City of Paris – 07/09/2018 15:00 UTC   Find your time zone

Learn more about the newly announced ambitious Paris Climate Action Plan, adopted by the city council unanimously in March 2018. Paris Climate Action Plan comes as a response to the city’s participation in C40’s Deadline 2020 Pilot Programme, being one of the first city plans that aims to deliver the scale of emission reduction and ambitious climate action required to meet the highest targets of the Paris Agreement. 

Part I consisted of an overview of the plan and walked attendees through the steps needed to develop such an ambitious plan.