Carbon reduction targets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1994
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are you committed to achieving the GLA's climate mitigation strategy's long-standing 60 per cent CO2 reduction target by 2025?

Answer

Answer for Carbon reduction targets

Answer for Carbon reduction targets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current target of 60 per cent CO2 reduction on 1990 levels by 2025 was published in 2011. Since then, government policies in particular have made this target far more difficult to achieve.

Now we need to significantly ramp up rates of energy efficiency retrofit to lower energy demand in homes and workplaces, and support low carbon forms of energy generation and supply. I will consider revising the 2025 target when I produce my Environment Strategy to ensure that our targets are realistic, with the aim of setting policies and programmes in motion during my mayoralty that will make London a zero carbon city by 2050.