Webinar 4: The London Net Zero Neighbourhoods Cohort - delivering London’s NZN’s of the future
The cohort sits within the London Councils Climate Programme, under the Green Economy theme, led by London Borough of Hounslow and has close synergies and interdependencies with the GLA’s Future Neighbourhoods 2030 programme. A key consideration of this initiative is to ensure that the new financing is leveraged to achieve a fair and just transition to Net Zero across London. This is crucial as it addresses the pressing need for sustainable and inclusive urban development, ensuring that the benefits of housing retrofit and the journey towards Net Zero are equitably distributed, promoting environmental and social justice in the broader context of London's urban landscape.
Guest speakers: Wayne Stephenson, Director of Environment and Climate and Steven Wilding, Head of Net Zero Neighbourhoods and Green Economy at the London Borough of Hounslow. Wayne has been leading Hounslow’s pioneering approaches to addressing the Climate Emergency since early 2021, and has 30 years environment management experience in Local Government. Steven is a Programme Manager with over ten years’ experience programme management including Tideway DCO, Post 2012 Olympic Regeneration, Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 and Hounslow Green Recovery Strategy. Steven has played a critical role in managing Hounslow’s ambitious Net Zero Neighbourhoods Programme from concept to implementation.
We can have all the funding, but it’s not of any use if we don’t have the supply chain base geared up to deliver that. The challenge is the balance, we need to make sure that we have sufficient supply chain capability to deliver demonstrators. Those demonstrators need to be the pathway to scaling up this approach potentially across the borough.