Last updated: 23 June 2023
Coming together to tackle Climate Change in Waltham Forest
Climate change is happening now and it is happening locally. We have already started to see the local cost of climate change but, more than ever before, with the energy crisis, we also see the local benefits of taking climate action. We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last who can do something about it.
Emissions from human activities have increased dramatically over the last several decades. These emissions, primarily the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heating, and transportation, are accelerating climate change, and have increased climate risks in the UK, more locally in London and Waltham Forest.
National governments cannot tackle climate change alone. Local Authorities have a vital role to play. Our local area is the place where many people live, work, rest, and play. We can tackle the sources of our carbon emissions in a way that works for the local strengths and challenges of the borough. As a borough, we must work hard to both adapt to and become more resilient to these climate impacts, while reducing our emissions to avoid the worst of them.
Our Climate Action Plan sets out how we can all play our part in reducing emissions and improving climate resilience across the borough.