Personal carbon trading

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0027
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support personal carbon trading as a means of tackling London's carbon emissions? Will you undertake scenario testing to develop understanding of how personal carbon trading could work in the London context?

Answer

Answer for Personal carbon trading

Answer for Personal carbon trading

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, I support the use of personal carbon trading to assist in meeting carbon dioxide reduction targets. We have been in discussions with the Royal Society of Arts, who are developing personal carbon trading as part of their CarbonLimited project, and are seeking to trial the approach as part of the development of the Green Homes Service. We will undertake further work on this topic as part of the development of the Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy, to be drafted following the Government review of Mayoral Powers.