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Tackling climate change in Westminster

Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and irreversible ways, bringing increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding that affect people across the globe, as well as right here in Westminster.

The City of Westminster has some of the highest carbon emissions and worst air pollution in the UK. If we are to deliver a Fairer Westminster, we need to protect the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of our communities from the worst impacts of climate change by rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emitting activity and adapting our environment to our changing climate.

The City of Westminster is on a journey to reach net zero by 2040, and everybody needs to take action. In the summer of 2023, the Westminster Citizens’ Climate Assembly developed the following vision for a net zero city:

Empower communities and businesses to build a sustainable and resilient environment that fosters a healthier and greener way of life.

So, how can you play your part?


Learn about the reality of the challenge and how the Council and the wider City is responding:

Stay updated and get involved in climate action across Westminster:


  • Sign the Sustainable City Charter and join over 50 organisations across Westminster supporting the decarbonisation of the city


What's new?

Twin Cities

Forty European cities have been selected as Twin Cities to collaborate in achieving climate neutrality by 2030 through the EU's Cities Mission. They will partner with existing Pilot Cities to share knowledge and practices, fostering a ripple effect of success.

Westminster has been paired with Leuven in Belgium.

Local Area Energy Plan

Find out how we are creating a Local Area Energy Plan to better understand our pathway to net zero in Westminster.

Westminster Citizens' Climate Assembly

We recently held our first Citizens’ Climate Assembly, find out more and read the round-up.

Westminster’s Climate Community

Many of our residents and businesses have taken up the climate challenge and are making a real difference. Watch their stories below: