Croydon Climate Crisis Commission Draft Recommendations Engagement

Why are we doing this?

The Croydon Climate Crisis Commission was launched in early 2020. The Commission’s primary purpose is to identify actions to drive rapid reductions in the carbon emissions from activities in the borough of Croydon. Critically, the Commission aims to ensure the transition to zero carbon happens in a fair way, providing good quality jobs, improving wellbeing, and reducing inequality.

The Commission is independent, and its membership brings together representatives from across the Croydon community.

Building on the work of the Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change which reported in early 2020, the Commission has been working with a wide range of people who have come together to develop ideas to tackle climate change in Croydon. 

The Commission will be presenting their report to the Council in March 2020.

Following their declaration of a climate and ecological emergency in 2019 Croydon Council partnered with the New Economics Foundation to set up and support the Commission.  Please contact us if you would like to hear more about the work of the Commission.

What do we want to know?

The Commission wants to hear from people who have an interest in making Croydon Carbon Zero by 2030.  We want to get your views on the ideas developed to date. These ideas are work in progress and your responses will inform the Commission’s recommendations for action.

Priority Areas for Action

In 2018, domestic emission sources made up approximately 50.5% of CO2 emissions in Croydon. Transport emissions made up approximately 25%, and industry and commercial emissions made up approximately 24.5% of the borough’s CO2 emissions.[1

We only have a short period of time to act to make Croydon Carbon Zero by 2030. This means we all have a role to play - local residents, businesses, community organisations and the council.


[1] Source: BEIS Local Authority territorial CO2 emissions estimates 2005-2018 (kt CO2)

What we found out
What difference has it made?
Location:  London Borough of Croydon
Project start date20 January 2021
Report availableDue 28 May 2021
Reference year2021
Methods Questionnaire - Online
Who can take part? All - everyone invited to take part
Topic Area Environment