Merton Council

Climate Emergency resident's survey 2019


On 10 July 2019, we passed a motion to declare a climate emergency and set an ambitious carbon reduction target to make Merton carbon neutral by 2050. Over the coming months, we will also work towards decarbonising our own buildings and services by 2030.

The key sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Merton are road transport and domestic and non-domestic heat and electricity. We have direct control over a very small proportion of the borough's emissions (<5%) so making Merton carbon neutral by 2050 will require action from a range of stakeholders across the borough including local residents and businesses. Over the coming months, we will be drafting a climate action plan setting out how these targets will be achieved. 

By completing our survey you will be able to give us your ideas for how we can reduce greenhouse emissions across the borough and let us know what you think the challenges will be. 

Summary of results: 

The results of the survey can be found on our website at:

Consultation start date 28 October 2019
Consultation end date 16 December 2019

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Future Merton
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