Labour urges swifter move to carbon-zero Hillingdon

HILLINGDON should be aiming to be carbon-free by 2050, say the borough’s Labour councillors.

It is one of a number of suggestions In their response to the council’s draft Climate Change Action Plan, which is out for consultation.

Hillingdon Labour Group says the plan does not go far enough.

It wants amendments which include leading and inspiring residents, businesses and schools to reduce their own carbon emissions to achieve the 2050 target.

It also wants the borough to ensure its investments do not contribute to climate change and urges withdrawing from fossil fuel-producing companies and ventures by 2030.

Labour Group deputy leader Cllr Stuart Mathers said: “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet and it impacts on Hillingdon residents through increased  flooding and adverse weathers.

“The council’s Climate Change Action Plan must be more ambitious, focusing on a zero carbon borough to match the scale of this challenge. 

“Rather than be the ‘greenest’ London borough, which we already are with our more rural north, we must be an environmental pioneer innovating, like other local authorities, in green technologies and community initiatives.”

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