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Achieving net zero for Waterloo and South Bank by 2030

  • A view of the Southbank centre and London Eye with people sat outside.

Credit: South Bank London / Mickey Lee

Download a summary of the strategy and action plan: Net zero for Waterloo and South Bank: A fairer, greener Future Neighbourhood by 2030

This week, partners from across Waterloo and South Bank are coming together to outline a vision and commitment to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions for Waterloo and South Bank by 2030.

Achieving this ambition requires a commitment to collaborative working, and representatives from across the area’s businesses, cultural organisations, residents and policy makers have been invited to hear how a new strategy and action plan – Net zero for Waterloo and South Bank: A fairer, greener Future Neighbourhood by 2030 – will be delivered in partnership over the coming years. 

Everyone across the area will be encouraged to work together on projects ranging from the simple to complex, from retrofit building projects to initiatives to improve air quality. Fittingly, the event takes place at St John’s Church which is a standout example of a heritage retrofit project with solar panels on the roof powering the building’s lighting and which has been enabled through partnership working.  

The event features Cllr Claire Holland, Leader of Lambeth Council, Catherine Barber, the Greater London Authority’s Assistant Director of Environment and Energy, and Giles Goddard, Vicar of St John’s, and Chair of South Bank & Waterloo Neighbours (SoWN) as well as a panel discussion – “Commerce, culture and community: Achieving net zero by 2030”. The event will be closed with a spoken word performance by Magero. 

The panel, chaired by Giles Goddard, features Warren Forsyth, Director of Estates at Southbank Centre; Cllr Claire Holland; Daniela Montaño, Senior Venture Associate at Sustainable Ventures; and Vitòria Sanvicente, Co-owner of Candiero. 

This event, and the Waterloo and South Bank specific net zero Strategy ties into the council’s borough wide focus on net zero and ensuring resilience against the increasing challenges we are facing with climate change. This includes the borough wide Climate Action Plan and an upcoming borough wide strategy to support growth in the low carbon sector which will be published later this year.

The strategy and action plan has been produced by Anthesis, and commissioned by Lambeth Council, SoWN, WeAreWaterloo and South Bank BID, in consultation with residents, businesses, and young people.

Download the full strategy and read about other initiatives in Lambeth. 

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