Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Hackney action to tackle climate change
At last week's Full Council meeting at the Town Hall, Cllr Louisa Thomson asked a question about Hackney Council being one of the first local authorities to sign up to the 10:10 campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 10% in 2010 and for an outline of what steps the Council will be taking to meet this challenging pledge.
The reply from Cllr Sophie Linden, the Cabinet member with responsibility for Sustainability, replied that Hackney Council will be working to meet this commitment by building on the work we are already undertaking. The Council is working with the carbon trust to put together a carbon management plan and have set aside £250,000 to invest in changes to the way energy is used in council buildings. Staff will be engaged through a network of Green Liaison Officers.
Whilst the commitment is for reducing carbon emissions from Hackney Council buildings, meeting the pledge will go further than that and the Council will be working to encourage residents, businesses and partners to also sign up to this pledge - so every local resident in Hackney can take part and make the extra effort that is needed to ensure that we really start to tackle the emissions that are causing such damage to our climate.
Posted by Louisa Thomson at 11:04