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Low Carbon City

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

Call for evidence

Has your business cut its carbon emissions? Please tell us about it at Businesses are responsible for 95% of the City's carbon emissions. Reducing emissions makes sense, and cuts energy bills too.

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:
16 March 2018
Janet Laban