Conference 2021 – Attaining net-zero in London. What does this mean for social housing tenants?

Published on November 22, 2021

Published on November 22, 2021

Lower-income households (including the majority of social housing tenants) contribute least to the greenhouse gas emissions that are damaging the climate, as discussed at the recent COP26 in Glasgow. However, lower-income households will likely struggle most when it comes to the costs of the policies introduced by the government to reduce emissions.

At the same time, according to a recent Inside Housing survey, two-thirds of social housing tenants know nothing about ‘net-zero.’  Net-zero is when the level of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere is no greater than that removed from the atmosphere.

Heating and cooling the rooms in our homes and heating water is responsible for a third of the emissions in London.

The government has a target to reach net-zero by 2050 and the Mayor of London by 2030.

What will the transition to net-zero mean for social housing tenants?  Our landlords say they will struggle to attain net-zero without additional funding.

Come along to our conference to find out more about what the transition to net-zero will mean to social housing tenants in London.

Our conference is on two half days – the morning of Saturday 27th November and the afternoon of Monday 29th November.  It is being held in partnership with the London Federation of Housing Co-ops and the National Federation of TMO

Link here to our conference poster.