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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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… Biodiversity and Green Spaces 65. Increasing and Build on EV infrastructure, install additional lamppost and other points Assess demand for charging infrastructure and High High…

… and Streetscene Our purchasing 19. Purchase low-carbon Investigate ways to improve additionality in energy purchasing portfolio Explore options to enter into power purchase Existing High Thriving Green Q1 2021/22 Property energy Purchase only renewable electricity agreements for the supply of part or all…

… gas Continue to explore options for low-carbon gas Existing Enabling Thriving Green Ongoing Property purchasing as part of next energy contract from Economy Services…

London Borough of Bromley

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…, at 50%. However, our recycling rate has plateaued. Therefore, we will continue to work with residents and local businesses to waste less and recycle more, providing a high quality waste service that is financially and environmentally sustainable. Priority 3 Enhance Bromley’s Parks and Green Spaces We need to conserve and enhance Bromley’s parks and green spaces through the Fully…

… Managed Parks Service in order to support biodiversity, enhance our air quality and improve the health and wellbeing of our residents and visitors. We will work in partnership with the volunteer community and our Service Provider, id verde to deliver vibrant green spaces that people want to visit. Priority 4 Maintain our Transport Infrastructure and Public Realm Satisfaction…

… vehicle emissions on optimising waste collection routes and Contract Manager) reducing vehicle and equipment emissions. Priority 3 Enhance Bromley’s Parks & Green Spaces Our Ambitions…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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… Biodiversity and sustainability Green Spaces action plan 23. Develop Scheme to replace existing bedding with a planting scheme Planting scheme in place Existing Low Improved…

Green Spaces 24. programme Native grown plant stocks specified where possible and all Programme developed Existing Medium Improved Q2 2021/22 Contracts and Leisure planting to focus on an element of sustainability and plant…

… Biodiversity and (Enable) selection. As part of negotiations with the new grounds Green Spaces maintenance contract from February 2021, improvements will be built in to evaluate sustainable planting…

Southampton City Council

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… a city with a large organisations, Southampton launched the Green amount of green space, with 49 parks and 1,140 City Charter, identifying a range of priorities, hectares of open space, including the Common commitments and expressions of support from which host over 17 million visitors a year. It a variety of individuals and groups all wishing to also neighbours the New…

… 2020 2030 2040 2050 Southampton City Council Green City Plan 09 What are we already doing? CitizEn Energy Townhill Park Energy - efficient and sustainable…

… quality associated with our cities. In doing so we can also while contributions from background and industry expect to deliver a range of other benefits including sources are also significant. encouraging active lifestyles, making space for green infrastructure, reducing demand on non…

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

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… of existing habitats leading to an overall increase in biodiversity. Examples of places within the built environment that could be enhanced include parks, gardens, street trees, dry-stone walls, roadside verges, roundabouts, hospital grounds, school grounds, churchyards, trails and public open spaces. This ‘Urban Green Infrastructure’ can be strategically managed and improved for the benefit of all our…

…, flowering throughout autumn and providing a vital last nectar boost for bee species before winter. Green urban Green urban areas are defined here as parks and sports fields within the County Borough. MTCBC has a range of parks. There are five Borough parks (Cyfarthfa, Thomastown, Troedyrhiw, Treharris and Trelewis); these include playgrounds, bowling greens, tennis courts and playing fields…

…) Allotments 6.84 Amenity Greenspace 14.65 Natural/Semi Natural Greenspace 300.9 Public Parks and Gardens 109.62 Civic Space

Broxtowe Borough Council

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… to parks community clean teams and green spaces 2018 and engagement with infant schools…

… them. as a result of this paradigm shift. Most organisations are considering the climate ■ Invest in our parks and open spaces. impact of decisions and are developing ■ Increase recycling and composting. 12 Broxtowe Borough Council Climate Change and Green Futures Programme The strategic vision for the Climate Change…

… 2018 the concept of using annual 2018 Introducing meadow seeds was extended to parks community clean teams and green spaces

London Borough of Sutton

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… new parks, nature of green spaces, because they typically reserves and green open spaces is limited, do not have an obvious financial value. so we need new green spaces to be created ‘Natural capital accounting’ is changing in the form of living walls or biodiverse…

… this, by estimating a financial value on the roofs, or through creative approaches like benefits green spaces provide, including improving road verges for biodiversity, flood protection, absorbing carbon dioxide, pocket parks, community tree planting and and supporting biodiversity, as well…

… continuous corridors (where feasible) through the Local Plan for walking and cycling during heat waves. and Technical Guidance Note: Building a Not everyone in the borough has a local park Sustainable Sutton15 and adopted London’s or green space nearby they can use. 15…

Borough of Broxbourne

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…, permeable road surfaces etc 5.2 Continue environmental stewardship Green Spaces a) Continued grazing by a traditional breed of Existing programme in Cheshunt Park. Manager Longhorn cattle b) Continued grassland management…

… c) Minimise use of pesticides, avoiding neonicotinoids completely. d) Beehives introduced to at least one park or open space. 5.4 Provide information to residents about local Green

… of young trees. 6.3 Engage with local public sector and charitable Green Spaces Evidence of more trees and greenery planted Existing landowners and with schools to encourage Manager, Community by others in the Borough. planting of trees and greenery on their land, and Development provide advice if required. Manager 6.4 Add colour to town centres, parks

Borough of Broxbourne

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… for new footpaths and cycle paths. 5.2 Continue environmental Green Spaces Manager a) Continued grazing Existing Extension to 2022 stewardship programme in by a traditional confirmed. Cheshunt Park. breed…

… Continue land Green Spaces a) Increased habitats Beehives may a) to be updated. management to support bees Manager for bees and other require funding and other pollinators. pollinators b) First phase of b) Increase plantings…

… Cedars Park and a introduced to at number of allotment least one park or plots around the open space. Borough…

Woking Borough Council

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… www.pdffactory.com Theme 4: The great outdoors This theme promotes and celebrates our diverse countryside and urban environments. Nowhere in the urban area of the Borough is more than a mile from open countryside. In fact, the Borough comprises 1,600 hectares of diverse green spaces including parks, common land, green corridors, play…

… facilities and more. This provides us with a great opportunity to enjoy and benefit from the use of the Borough’s green spaces for sport, recreation and social interaction and the benefits this can bring to health and well-being. We also want to enhance accessibility to our natural habitats and wildlife while recognising the need…

… to ensure biodiversity security and protection so that future generations can benefit. There are a range of opportunities and challenges to consider with regards to the urban and countryside environment. We want to balance these and ensure that the Borough copes with existing and future demands for green space and outdoor…

Glasgow City Council

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…. emissions by approximately carbon reduction target for Partnership through its Green the city’s transition to become city’s transition to a net zero Buildings that are fit for the • Open Space Strategy; 27,000 tCO2 - which will see 2050, while also considering Infrastructure and Transport carbon neutral by 2030. These carbon city…

… to achieve the 2030 net zero substantial work on the Spaces solely on the city centre of planting, green infrastructure Greening the City Hub, carbon target. The CMP3 will The city council is also one for People programme during Glasgow, Transport and Moving around 2 - Tree planting…

… and decline, and bringing about which will have to be mitigated the ecological emergency, all of ecological emergency and businesses in danger of being a green economic recovery by avoiding, reducing and of which will provide carbon adaptation projects, reporting flooded from circa 45,000 from Covid-19, bold leadership offsetting activities, in that offsetting…

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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… plan. Theme 5: Nature 4.22 Green infrastructure has been firmly in the spotlight during Covid-19. With restrictions on daily exercise, the destination of choice for many families became their local green space leading to countless images of overcrowded urban parks. It is widely known that greenery in urban spaces helps improve microclimates, and through lockdown we have…

… improvements in air quality, a renewed appreciation for local green space and the return of wildlife to urban spaces. The public is craving a cleaner and safer world and as the Council resets it should embrace the opportunity to accelerate sustainability transitions and build a clean and climate- friendly future. 2.2 This report updates Cabinet on the Council’s response…

… at around 6% of direct Council emissions. Opportunities to improve the efficiency of the fleet are therefore required to achieve a net zero target. This will involve installation of adequate electric vehicle infrastructure / charge points at Council offices, depots, car parks and leisure facilities, a review of the car pool scheme and development of a green staff travel…

Aberdeen City Council

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… planted for every citizen; to the development of Hazlehead as a Climate Change Park. From nature based flood schemes, such as those at Middlefield and Maidencraig; to the Seaton Wetland project and green roofs on city buildings. From the North East Flood Risk Management Plan to the integration of adaptation into city planning policy, as well as Local Transport, Open Space and Nature Conservation…

… to sector actions • The benefits of green space planned under the National and permeable surfaces of Aberdeen’s buildings Adaptation Programme. around buildings, to absorb and heritage to climate ► With 32% of city buildings built rainfall and reduce flood risk. change and identify before 1945…

… Adapts? Climate challenges for Aberdeen Aberdeen Adapts approach Protecting buildings and infrastructure 1. Protected buildings and historic assets 2. Responsive transport 3. Managing flooding, shade and shelter 4. Secure utilities and communications Safeguarding our natural environment 5. Space for nature 6. Productive soils 7. Healthy trees and woodlands…

West Midlands Combined Authority

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… align with how we demonstrate that we are focusing on the improving health and wellbeing. Spending right things, and delivering against the social and time outdoors in green space. Active travel. environmental outcomes that people of this region Breathing cleaner air. Living in a comfortable will judge us by. home. A steady income. Investments…

… reduction, re-use, and recycling of waste, as to learning from other places – nationally well our commitment to biodiversity net gain and internationally – that have already made and the quality and quantity of our green progress on the same journey. spaces, canals, rivers, and lakes . There are also…

…; it Midlands ‘new green deal’ that learns from reflects on what we might need to do (and when history and leverages devolution. Our we need to do it) it suggests who needs to take proposed actions on this focus on both the a lead, and how it must be done if we are do it in financing of retrofit, as well the introduction…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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… emissions with the 1997 Kyoto Protocols and has a host of environmental assets such as parks and 2015 Paris Agreement setting further binding targets on green spaces that require protection and management. reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The most recent Having a clean and healthy…

… Air Quality 16 Energy Management 18 Urban Greening and Open Spaces 21 Wandsworth - An environmentally friendly borough Waste Management 24…

… and highlighted that the lack of sufficient action over the respiratory diseases as well as lung cancer, while access past 30 years means that immediate action must be to green open space can increase people’s overall health taken to prevent a global temperature increase of 1.5 °C. and wellbeing…

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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… • Cycling Strategy (2016- 2026) residents. • Parks and Open Spaces Strategic Principles (2011) The Council has set four priorities in its current 2018- • Procurement Strategy (2016-2019) 2022 Corporate Plan which outlines how we aim to • The Local Plan (Adopted July 2018) including the become a greener, safer, fairer borough…

…: Water Management and Flood Abatement Economy – We will embed reduce, reuse, recycle into maintain the parks and open spaces of Richmond – We will ensure that development across Richmond everything Richmond does around waste. We will as centres of excellence, make them fully accessible, addresses flood risks and promotes sustainable work with our residents, businesses and schools…

… to ensuring high standards across all parks and opens drainage. We will promote and encourage reduce the overall amount of waste generated in the spaces managed by the Council. development to be fully resilient to the future borough and will aim to be one of the top performing Our key target is to plant more trees. impacts of climate change in order…

London Borough of Haringey

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… council staff vehicles which are used for service delivery (social workers etc), reducing carbon from staff car parking across the public sector (doctors, school workers, and school governors, etc), and reprioritisation of highways space for active travel and community uses. The Council recognises these challenges and will focus engagement work with those most…

… heating and hot water systems to reduce carbon emissions, while improving air quality and operational costs – new boilers, the use of air source heat pumps etc. d) reviewing and maximising the delivery of renewable energy generation in each building – solar PV panels, solar thermal panels, heat pumps, etc. e) intention to reduce staff car parking spaces and provide…

… of the fleet will be acquired by applying for a grant for e-cargo bikes from Department for Transport in 2020. 4. Review the Parking Policy and review all staff parking spaces and permits with the objective of reducing overall car parking spaces and permits. This will improve air quality, deliver carbon reduction, and more public space. Work…

Monmouthshire County Council

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… complete, with draft report here As planned for a district heating Programmes Final report expected end of April 2021. scheme Manager MANAGING GREEN SPACES – To reduce energy use, to absorb carbon and be resilient Use our county farms Estates The Estates…

…, Planning Guidance (SPG) to support low carbon technologies and manage green spaces appropriately. A building technologies Regeneration, working group is yet to be established due to other work pressures but it is still intended to do this, like green walls or Highways & drawing…

… to 1 third of areas within our parks and open spaces uncut, in addition to the than expected Expand pollinator Manager, cut original 3 million metres squared already being managed more sustainably with less mowing. Teams have friendly management Grounds & collector had Nature Isn’t Neat training, and are delivering…

Leicester City Council

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… provided to staff and guide being applied. 3.05 Public Transport - Park and Ride 350 spaces. 2019/20 - Transport 2020/21: Scheme being designed as New Park and Ride site at Beaumont Leys. 30,000…

…. year. 1.10 Eco-Schools 50 Green Flag Schools by the end of 2020/21 - Sustainability 2020/21: 53 schools achieved or Expand the programme to deliver student-led actions to the academic year (31 August 2020). 2021/22 maintained Green Flag. reduce schools' environmental and carbon impact, and 70 Green Flag Schools…

…) through Government’s Green council housing. between 100-150 properties. Planned 2508 properties potentially eligible, implementation…

London Borough of Haringey

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…; addressing emissions from council staff vehicles • Community. which are used for service delivery (social workers, etc), reducing carbon from staff car parking across ÆÆ Specific sections on Delivering the Ambition: the public sector (doctors, school workers, etc), and reprioritisation of highways space for active travel…

…, the redevelopment at Osborne Grove Nursing Home solar thermal panels, heat pumps, etc. and the residential new build at Edith Road. ÆÆ intention to reduce staff car parking spaces and After 2027, the final stage will be to switch energy provide EV charging points to reduce associated…

… local goods. The Plan enables us to all share the benefits of quiet and calm neighbourhoods with accessible and safe, low carbon travel options. The Plan also sets out how we can increase the amount of power generated in our borough through clean and green energy. Most importantly, the Plan sets out how we as a community will work together to address the Climate Emergency. Since…

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