Croydon is currently the 13th least polluting of 33 with carbon emissions at 5.5 tonnes per capita. To combat Croydon’s challenges from its poor waste management history and older/ less energy efficient homes and office buildings, Croydon has established a Climate Crisis Commission which launched in early 2020. The Commission’s primary purpose is to drive rapid reductions in the carbon emissions from activities in the Borough of Croydon, targeting carbon neutral by 2030. It aims to ensure the transition to zero carbon happens in a fair way, providing good quality jobs, improving wellbeing, and reducing inequality.

The council has made some good starts with things like wildflower pilots but has some way to go. There is an active local community with a number of groups for the wellbeing of the planet and businesses taking steps in this direction.