Wandsworth Climate Summit 2020
In November 2020 Wandsworth Council held its first Climate Summit since declaring a climate emergency in 2019.
The Wandsworth Climate Summit brought together representatives of the Council, residents, community groups and organisations to discuss key issues surrounding climate change in our borough, and how we can all work together to make a difference.
Read the full breakdown of the event.
You can find all the recorded live sessions below or go to the summit’s YouTube playlist.
Wandsworth Climate Summit 2020 Sessions
Why are we doing this? (Event launch)
In this session, we will come together to discuss how to get around the borough sustainably, including the support and services available to residents. This will include advice on walking, cycling and Electric Vehicles.
- Cllr Locker: Transport
- Video of drivers sharing their experiences of EVs
- EV100 website
- Local implementation plan
- Road safety with Active Travel
- Wandsworth Transport team
Greening your home
Want to know more about energy efficiency in your home? This session will include talks on choosing a green energy provider, retrofitting your home, and highlight funding available through the Green Homes Grant.
There will be tips on how to take action in our homes, and why it is important for us to do so to help slow the pace of climate change in our borough.
Developing a sustainability strategy for your organisation
This session provides insights into how to develop a sustainability strategy for your organisation, business and community.
Tackling air quality in and around schools
This session provides insight into how we can improve the air quality in and around schools by reducing our carbon emissions.
An Introduction to the Circular Economy
This session provides an introduction to the circular economy based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Recycling and waste
This session informs residents about waste and recycling in our borough. We will talk about what we can and can’t recycle and discuss why it is important that we work towards becoming a plastic-free society and minimise waste where we can.
- Cllr Sutters: Recycling and waste
- Waste and recycling
- What to put in clear sacks and orange-lidded recycling banks
- Wandsworth Waste team: recycling and waste
- WRWA School & adult groups
- WRWA Where does my recycling go?
- WRWA recycling and waste
- Parents for future recycling and waste
Passionate about all things green? This session discusses the importance of biodiversity and green space in Wandsworth.
You’ll hear voluntary organisations give tips on what we can do in our gardens to support biodiversity and how to enjoy our green spaces.
How to reduce your carbon footprint
This session provides insight into how you can reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably.
How to get involved locally
In this session attendees separated into different groups to discuss how to get involved in tackling climate change locally.
Find out more
For more information on climate change in Wandsworth, visit our climate change webpage.