Camden Climate Action Plan

Closed 29 Feb 2020

Opened 20 Jan 2020


In the summer of 2019, Camden Council held the UK’s first Citizens’ Assembly on the climate crisis. Residents with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds, who closely reflected the demographics of the borough, came together over three days to learn about climate change and shape a new Climate Action Plan for Camden.

The Citizens’ Assembly concluded with 17 recommendations for a borough-wide response to the climate crisis. These recommendations and the views of people across Camden collected in the run up to the Assembly, helped to shape a vision for a zero carbon, climate resilient Camden. 

Four main themes emerged.  People taking action to reduce their environmental impact; public spaces being green, car free and healthier; buildings using less energy and harnessing power from the sun; and organisations leading the climate emergency response.

At a full Council meeting in October, Camden Council committed to take all the action it can to make Camden net zero carbon by 2030 and deliver on the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly.

The proposed Climate Action Plan for Camden responds to the work of Camden’s Citizens’ Assembly by proposing a 5-year programme of projects and activities that deliver on the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations and bring to life the vision of a zero carbon Camden. This will be the first of two plans to 2030.

We will review the Climate Action Plan on an annual basis to monitor performance and evaluate progress in delivery of the stated actions. The review will report on success and lessons learned in the year of work. New actions will also be introduced, building on the outcomes of actions completed in the early years; feasibility studies if successful may turn into actual projects for example.  In line with Citizens’ Assembly proposals, progress on the Climate Action Plan will also be scrutinised by a new citizen led panel which will be established in 2020.

This consultation allows you to comment on the proposed Climate Action Plan for Camden, before a final version is put forward for adoption to elected Members.

The proposed action plan is embedded within the survey. Please click the link below to consider these actions and give us your views. A PDF version is available below.

What happens next

This consultation will be open for 6 weeks. During this time, we will also arrange meetings with community groups, Citizens’ Assembly members and those unable to use this on-line consultation platform, to gather views and feedback on the proposed Climate Action Plan for Camden.

We will review all feedback in March and develop a final “design and print” version of the Climate Action Plan which responds to the consultation feedback.  We will seek informal feedback on this draft from the community.

In the summer of 2020, Camden Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve and adopt the final Climate Action Plan for Camden.

In the meantime, we will continue to deliver projects and programmes to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Camden.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Environment