Rebuilding a greener Hackney: roadmap to net zero

A new roadmap to net zero has been released by Hackney Council to mark London Climate Action Week, setting out the action it is taking to rebuild a greener Hackney in the run up to November's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), tackle the climate emergency and engage local people on this work.

The roadmap builds on the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019, and sets out month-by-month what local people can expect to see - from tree planting and electric vehicle charging points to engagement events with local people.

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, and Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, Cllr Mete Coban, joined young people at Cardinal Pole Catholic School on Monday to launch the roadmap with a discussion about what the climate emergency meant to them.

The roadmap will be expanded in the coming months as the detailed plans underpinning Hackney Council’s work to reach net zero emissions by 2040 is published - including large-scale research exercises and plans and strategies for emissions, biodiversity, green infrastructure and green energy. 

Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm
We’re passionate about responding to the climate emergency because we have to protect the planet for future generations, and because this climate response goes hand-in-hand with rebuilding a greener Hackney - creating cleaner air, healthier lives and better neighbourhoods for all of us.

Our vision is for the borough to be: greener, with more trees and wildlife; healthier, with more of us walking, cycling and taking public transport; and, cleaner, with better air quality.

Building this greener, cleaner borough isn’t something we can do alone - we all need to work together on this.

That’s why we’ve launched our rebuilding a greener Hackney roadmap, setting out what we’re doing now and what you can expect from us, as the UK hosts the pivotal United Nations Climate Conference (COP26).

We’re also doing this to show how we’re going to work with local people as we embark on this journey. It’s not going to be easy, but, together, we can protect our world for future generations and rebuild a greener Hackney.
Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

The Council's roadmap to COP26 can be viewed here.