Climate action, clean transport and sustainability news

Climate action, clean transport and sustainability news



Next week COP26 begins in Glasgow. The 26th UN Climate Conference will bring together 196 nations to make commitments to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. We'll be there to make sure Lambeth and London's voice is heard on the world stage.

Local climate groups and residents are also taking action to show world leaders in Glasgow what change is needed at a local level. Read on for activities you can get involved in, from cycling schemes to community food growing.

Keep your eyes peeled for a special social media campaign featuring Lambeth's Citizens' Assembly members, follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see what they have to say.

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Get involved in COP26

What does COP26 mean for Lambeth?

what is cop26

There’s lots of talk about COP26 at the moment. But what is it and how is Lambeth engaging?

Watch our video guide to find out more, or read our written guide to what you can do to join in.

Watch the COP26 video

Read our COP-26 guide

"We need to be at the forefront of action" says councillor Claire Holland


Cllr Claire Hollland, Council Leader, talks COP26, Lambeth's ambition and the importance of sharing the ideas of our residents during COP26.

Watch the video

Join the Global Day of Action

cop26 coalition

COP26 is certainly not all about "world leaders" or even "local leaders".

There's a Global Day of Action on 6 November. The COP26 Coalition has set up local hubs for citizens and organisations to get together to push for climate justice - this means putting those least to blame, but most affected by climate change, first.

Join a local hub

Time to get practical - join a conversation about what we can do at a local level

norwood climate and us

Norwood Forum is hosting a special community conversation 'Climate change and us' on 6 November 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the South London Theatre.

The session will include a live feed from Glasgow then move into a community conversation bringing the conversation to the micro-local level under the headings: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Biodiversity.

Sign up here

Get £10,000 to make a difference


The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new funding programme, Together for Our Planet, to support communities across the UK taking action on Climate Change. Groups can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000 to support their sustainability project.

Deadline: 5pm on 18 November 2021

Find out more

Climate and transport consultations

Have your say on Lambeth's Climate Action Plan

Citizens Assembly

Lambeth's Citizens' Assembly developed 13 recommendations for residents, organisations and businesses to act on climate. The next step is creating a Climate Action Plan by the end of 2021 for everyone to commit to. You can have your say by visiting our 'Commonplace' consultation page.

This page closes for comments on 14 November.

Have your say 

New LTNs consultations start next month

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We've announced that two new low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) consultations for Tulse Hill and Streatham Hill will begin on 15 November

Pre-registration is now open to receive updates and notifications on either scheme. The consultations are a chance for you to provide feedback on the schemes, suggest improvements or highlight related issues in your neighbourhood before we make a final decision. 

Read more & register

Have your say on Lambeth School Streets

car free day

In 2020 we introduced a number of new School Street schemes. These schemes are now moving to an Experimental Traffic Order and we want your views on this. The consultation runs from 14 June to 14 December.

School Streets consultation

Photo Credit: Paul Tanner and Sustrans

Active travel

Request a cycle hangar on your street

cycle hangars

A cycle hangar is a secure cycle parking unit with capacity to hold six bikes. Annual memberships cost £42 per space and can be applied for via the Cyclehoop website at

If you want one on your street you can fill in the online request form

Please note that we cannot respond personally to every application and making an application does not guarantee a hangar will be installed on your street.

Complete the request form

Join JoyRiders London

joy riders

JoyRiders was been set up to level the ratio of men and women cycling by enabling commuter journeys, family, and leisure rides.

The South West and South East London groups both have events coming up in November.

Join JoyRiders

Community climate action

Get involved in Lambeth's Food Partnership


Want to help improve our local food system to increase access to affordable healthy food and reduce our carbon footprint? Food partnerships aim to do this.

With the support of the Mayor of London’s Food Roots Incubator programme, a group of businesses, residents, voluntary groups and the public sector are beginning to refresh and grow Lambeth’s Food Partnership.

If you are interested in getting involved during the early stages of development contact Liza Ctori

Looking to expand your community energy project?

what if lambeth

The Mayor of London is calling for a zero carbon city by 2030. London will need to be supplied by a range of efficient and clean energy sources.

The London Community Energy Fund provides much-needed support to get community energy projects up and running and deployed faster.

Apply online today

Become an urban gardening expert with Urban Growth


Learn how to grow flowers and food at Pop Farm, an urban garden in the heart of Brixton on Thursday mornings from 10-11.30am.

Connect, Learn, Grow: Volunteer at the Brixton Orchard fortnightly on Thursdays between 1pm - 2.30pm.

Visit Urban Growth London

Raising a new generation of city farmers


Young Farmers is a weekly Saturday morning club which inspires young people, aged 8-14, to get involved in all aspects of the farm and take part in some great indoor and outdoor activities. 

The next one is Saturday 6 November 10am.

Visit Vauxhall City Farm

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