Zero carbon City
The City of London Corporation is taking steps to reduce its contribution to towards the drivers of Climate Change. The City Corporation must play its part in reducing carbon emissions. This will help meet the Paris Agreement target of keeping global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius.
You can find our what we're doing to prepare the Square Mile for the impacts of Climate Change on our Climate resilience page.
What we are doing:
Energy efficiency is an important step in reducing emissions. Commercial buildings in the City are becoming more energy efficient with new buildings using solar shading, low energy lighting and smart systems to reduce carbon emissions and heat build up. This reduces building energy demand.
Many City buildings have installed photo-voltaic panels which generate electricity without producing carbon emissions. Others use low carbon energy from the Citigen Combined Heat and Power (CHP) district heating and cooling network, or using ground or air source heat pumps.
What we need to do:
The zero emissions City report below outlines what steps we need to be taking.
The City is committed to playing its part in reducing carbon emissions to achieve the Mayor's target of net zero emissions by 2050. This report shows what actions we need to take to help meet this target.