Climate Change Hub

The UK economy is legally bound to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2035 from today’s levels. The Mayor of London has also set ambitious aims for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2030.

This means businesses and industry will have to reduce their carbon emissions accordingly.

Our Climate Change Hub shares useful resources and tools to help your business on the road to net zero.

What LCCI is doing

We are launching an initiative focused on London, a Centre of Excellence for Environment, Sustainability and Green Growth (Race to Zero). 
 
A focussed programme of activities will be led by Members, offering opportunities to network, collaborate and share good practice to support London’s development as a centre of excellence for environment, sustainability and green growth through both a multi sector and sector specific approach. LCCI Member Mark Jenkinson, Director, Crystal Associates will be working with us to lead on this initiative.

Net zero Events and News

Climate action for SMEs: event with the Lord Mayor

Wednesday 27 October | 8.00am – 10.30am

The Lord Mayor is bringing together SME leaders working in the City of London for a breakfast to discuss taking positive climate action at Mansion House. The event will also be an opportunity to learn about Heart of the City's forthcoming climate action course, and hear from SME leaders who will share their experiences of getting started with net zero. Apply to join the event by 15 October 2021.

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Launch: London Business 1000 Survey (year 5)

Thursday 4 November, 11.15am - 12.15pm

LCCI and London Councils have commissioned leading polling company YouGov to undertake a survey of over 1,270 businesses of all sectors and sizes from across Greater London to understand the priorities and key challenges they face. The survey includes insights on business confidence and recovery, skills needs, recruitment plans and the return to the office.

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SME Climate Hub

A national initiative with a specific focus on SMEs. The hub provides various tools, resources and support to manage your businesses transition to net zero.

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Zero Carbon Business

A partnership between business organisations, energy networks and professional bodies to give small businesses the advice they need to reduce their carbon emissions.

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The 26th UN Climate Change Conference

COP26 is being hosted by the UK in Glasgow between the 1 - 12 November 2021. The summit of governments from across the planet is intended to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

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Members’ share your story

Has your business gone above and beyond to support sustainability, the environment and reaching net zero? Do you have an example of good practice you would like to share, or any lessons learned? Get in touch so that we can share your achievements with our network.

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Carbon Calculator

The MacKay Carbon Calculator provides a model of the UK energy system that allows you to explore pathways to decarbonisation, including net zero by 2050.

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Business Requirements

Legal requirements and policy changes, coupled with an increase in pressure from consumers and suppliers, environmental stipulations in contracts, presents risks and opportunities for businesses. It’s important that you understand these and know what requirements are likely to impact your business.

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Join Discussions

The LCCI Community App is a great platform for sharing examples of good practice and lessons learned around the Race to Zero as well as discussing net zero challenges and your company's journey.

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London Focused Announcements

Funding

The Greater London Authority periodically has funding for projects, including: Community grants and funding to support communities and civil society organisations, Green and Resilient Spaces Fund - funding for large-scale, innovative enhancements to green and blue spaces and the wider public realm and Challenge London – an initiative to work with bright and creative innovators to solve the challenges facing London and Londoners.  

Free net zero support for SMEs

Net zero can feel overwhelming for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). LCCI Member Heart of the City knows that from its 21 years of working with SMEs. But they also know that SMEs can do great things and have a real impact!  So they’ve created a free course: climate for SMEs: 4 steps to action. The course will get you ready to be net zero in four modules, with workshops and a toolkit by sustainability experts teaching you everything you need to know. You’ll finish the course with a net zero action plan and you’ll make a commitment to achieve net zero by 2040. The course launches in January 2022 and you can apply now. 

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Tackling the climate emergency

The Mayor of London announced a package of measures as part of a ‘retrofit revolution’ in a bid to increase the energy efficiency of buildings.

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The London Environment Strategy

The Mayor’s London Environment Strategy was published on 31 May 2018. The strategy includes revisions based on feedback from our public consultation.  

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Grants and support for net zero

There is no general pot of Government money available for all businesses to support the transition to net zero. Specific grant schemes can be announced at both central government and local level. Funding for particular challenges and projects are also usually announced by Westminster and London governments. 

To see what support, subsidies and incentives are available, please click here.

Resources, Initiatives and Inquiries

This resource section provides useful information and support to help your business play its part. You can also stay up-to-date with live inquiries.

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British Chambers of Commerce Net Zero Hub, provides insight, tools and support to help you build a greener future for your business.

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