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The City of London must play its part in reducing carbon emissions. This will help meet the Paris Agreement target of keeping a global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius.

London Wall Place sustainable building

Zero emissions City

The City Corporation is committed to playing its part in reducing carbon emissions to achieve the Mayor's target of net zero emissions by 2050. The Zero Emissions City report (1.4MB) shows what actions we need to take to help meet this target.

Bloomberg European HQ sustainable building

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is the first step in reducing emissions. Commercial buildings in the City are becoming more energy efficient with new buildings using solar shading, low energy lighting and IT to help reduce carbon emissions and heat build-up, thereby reducing the need for air conditioning.

One New Change

​Low and zero carbon infrastructure

Many City buildings have installed photovoltaic panels which generate electricity without producing carbon emissions. Others use low carbon energy from the Citigen CHP district heating and cooling network, or using ground source heat pumps.

27 March 2012
Last Modified:
21 August 2019
Janet Laban