London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom
Located in East London, and home of the Queen Elizabeth 2012 Olympic Park, the London Borough of Newham has ambitious plans to achieve operational carbon zero by 2030 and Net Zero borough wide emissions by 2045. Newham has been identified by the Mayor of London as one of the six London boroughs at most extreme risk from flooding and overheating as a result of climate change. At the same time, the Borough continues to face some of the highest levels of social deprivation and inequality in the UK – worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the current cost of living crisis. Addressing these challenges and future risks felt by Newham residents has become a major part of our work alongside our ongoing journey to net zero and championing a broader economic transition.