GOOD TO KNOW – about London’s Low Carbon Zones

Facts about the capital’s latest project to fight against carbon emissions.

  • September 2009: London’s Mayor Boris Johnson announces the ten London Low Carbon Zones.
  • They won support and funding to test and find the most effective ways to rapidly cut carbon and energy bills.
  • The government’s goal is to achieve a 20.12% reduction in carbon by 2012 and a 60% cut in CO2 emissions by 2025 there.
  • Therefore, each zone consists will receive between £200,000 and £400,000 up until 2012. In total, £3 million will be spent.
  • The funding comes from the London Development Agency’s budget for climate change activities.
  • In total, the Low Carbon Zones will cover over 13 000 residential properties, around 1 000 shops and businesses, 20 schools, hospitals and community centers.
  • Back to the grassroots: the local residents will be personally encouraged and trained to switch to a greener lifestyle.
  • Ten different approaches to achieve rapid and sustainable carbon and cash savings in:

Map from londononline.co.uk

(1)    Muswell Hill, Haringey

(2)    Archway, Islington

(3)    Queen’s Park, Westminister

(4)    Barking, Barking & Dagenham

(5)    Ham and Petersham, Richmond

(6)    Wandle Valley, Merton

(7)    Hackbridge, Sutton

(8)    Brixton, Lambeth

(9)    Peckham, Southwark

(10)Lewisham , Lewisham

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