Taking place from 1-8 July, it will bring together the UK capital’s world-leading climate expertise and talent from across business, NGO and cultural sectors
London will run its first ever climate action week with hundreds of events, activities and seminars taking place that will explore climate change solutions and promote green business development.
Climate Action week will take place from 1-8 July and bring together London’s world-leading climate expertise and talent from across business, NGO, and cultural sectors to run events focused on local, national and international climate action and solutions.
London mayor Sadiq Khan is committed to taking action on the climate emergency London is facing and the capital was recently recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project for leadership due to the Mayor’s 1.5C degree compatible plan and zero carbon targets.
Events will explore clean energy and energy efficiency, zero emission transport, adaptation and resilience, climate finance and investment, and campaigning for stronger legislation and engineering. From 19 July, the UK capital will also host the National Park City Festival, which entails 10 days of free fun events in celebration of London’s green spaces, wildlife habitats, green rooftops and waterways.
Climate Action week’s wide-ranging programme is intended to help bring together industry, government, campaigners and communities to discuss practical solutions to help cut our carbon emissions to keep global temperature increases within 1.5C degrees and support the Paris Agreement.
“I’m proud to introduce London’s first Climate Action Week bringing together people of all ages with business, cultural and political leaders to highlight our climate crisis and discuss solutions to it,” said Khan. “I’m doing everything in my power to address the climate emergency we are facing and help London achieve our zero carbon goals rapidly.
"I hope our Climate Action Week will help lobby Government to step up and take real action on the climate crisis"
“London is already leading the way in green finance and innovation and I’ve ensured London was one of the first global cities to publish a 1.5 degree compatible plan and put us on a pathway to zero carbon, but I want much more to happen, much faster. I hope our Climate Action Week will help lobby Government to step up and take real action on the climate crisis."
Key events include:
For full details, go to Climate Action week, where organisers can upload their events here too.
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