The outcome of the Croydon Climate Change Citizens Assembly is being reported to the Cabinet meeting on 8 June. The Officers have distilled the following recommendations for action by the Council:
- Continue to take action on Climate Change, working in conjunction with partners, schools, businesses and residents.
- Consider the following:
- Building climate impact into everything it does (commissioning, operating etc.)
- Educating and encouraging its staff to become Workplace
- Environmental Protection Officers, advocates and champions for climate action
- Support businesses, landlords and residents to take action with schemes rewarding positive action and punishing negative action
- Lobbying for more action from Government, the Mayor of London and other bodies
- Using its influence within Croydon to encourage all agencies to adopt action plans
- Create a set of simple, understandable measures to chart progress in tackling the climate emergency in Croydon.
- Encourage all the schools in the borough to implement an extensive programme as a central part of the syllabus rather than an optional bolt-on.
- Encourage young people to take a central role in tackling the climate emergency.
- Develop a set of principles and regulations that will ensure that additional homes do not compromise the commitment to a greener, cleaner and more attractive borough.
- Create a community advocate programme that will train and support residents to be help their communities’ effect change as tackling the climate challenge will need a whole community approach.
- Identify and coordinate a network of spaces, groups, organisations and experts that the borough has to provide maximum environmental impact.
- Continue with work through the Croydon Climate Crisis Commission and ensure that residents are kept informed and engaged.
The Commission held its first meeting on 12 March, chaired by Miatta Fahnbulleh, CEO of New Economics Foundation.
The Officers’ report a can be downloaded here:
The official report of the work of Assembly can be downloaded here.