Glasgow Climate Pact agreed
COP26 resulted in the agreement of the Glasgow Climate Pact to accelerate action on climate change. The agreement will help reduce emissions as follows:
- world leaders agreed to tackle deforestation
- over 100 countries joined a scheme to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030
- more than 40 countries agreed to phase down the use of coal
- 450 organisations controlling private assets agreed to back clean technology, such as renewable energy
- increased support for poorer nations.
A new Environment Act will deliver the following:
- long-term targets to improve air quality, biodiversity, water, and waste reduction and resource efficiency
- halt the decline of nature by 2030
- Office for Environmental Protection to uphold environmental law.
What we're doing
In Newham we're also taking action on climate change. We are recognised as a local authority that is taking the lead on creating the jobs of the future that will also help combat climate change. We are set to receive over £500,000 of funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) to develop two key projects supporting Green Economic opportunities in Newham. In addition, we have also recently been awarded £40m from the levelling up fund which will support our economic and climate emergency agenda. Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz is keen to make Newham a beacon of community wealth building aimed at developing skills and opportunities for local Newham residents that also tackle climate change. For more information on our climate emergency action plan click here.
The Newham Climate Now campaign covers environmental measures to tackle global warming, poor air quality and waste. All of our work to act on the climate emergency will be updated as part of this campaign.
For more information on the campaign click here.
We have signed up to UK100, a network of highly ambitious local government leaders who seek to implement clean energy in the fight against climate change. For more information on the UK100 pledge click here.
SME Climate Commitment
You can become one of thousands of small business climate leaders across the UK, so start your journey by committing to cut those carbon emissions in half by 2030 and to reach net zero by 2050. To learn more about the SME Climate Commitment click here.