Agenda item

City Corporation's Proposed Approach to Carbon Offsetting

Report of the Director of the Built Environment.


The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment on the City Corporation’s proposed approach to Carbon Offsetting. The London Plan in partnership with the City of London Corporation sought to reduce carbon emissions through the Building Regulations. 


Responding to a Member’s question regarding achieving the carbon target, the Director of the Built Environment explained that the requirement of achieving zero carbon had only come into effect in 2019 therefore it was too soon to report on this, but the density of buildings within the City meant that some work could not be carried out such as the installation of solar powers due to shading caused by nearby buildings. The City Corporation would endeavour to get as close to the zero carbon target as possible.


RESOLVED – That the Committee approve the proposed approach to Carbon offsetting for the City of London.


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