£61m green investment in next three years

Sixty-one million pounds is being invested in reducing Hackney Council’s impact on climate change in the next three years, as it unveils a new ‘implementation plan’ that shows the specific steps it’ll take between now and 2026. 

Ranging from solar power projects that could allow Council tenants to purchase discounted electricity to introducing climate-friendly menus in schools, the plan encompasses actions across the five themes used in the borough-wide Climate Action Plan: 

  • Adaptation
  • Buildings
  • Transport
  • Consumption
  • Environmental quality

The new implementation plan was approved by councillors in July’s Full Council, who also heard an update on the progress made by the Council in the last year on reducing its emissions. This includes installing solar panels on Council buildings, signing the UK100 network of the country’s most ambitious councils, installing heat pumps at Abney Park and West Reservoir, upgrading thousands of street lights to low energy LEDs, and much more.

Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport

Our climate action plan has set extremely ambitious goals for residents, businesses and organisations in Hackney to achieve by 2030, but it’s important that the Council leads by example by setting out the action it will take.

That’s what this new implementation plan is - £61 million investment in projects across all the Council’s services that will help us reach net zero and create a greener, healthier Hackney.

Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport

View the implementation plan and the update on the Council’s decarbonisation commitments.