The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is working hard to improve air quality in our neighbourhoods.
We are investing more than £6 million in the next 12 months to improve parks and green spaces, which have been such a precious resource during the pandemic. We will press landowners to deliver new parks in Kensal Canalside and Earl's Court, and we hope to deliver a new park in Chelsea Riverside. We are reducing waste and increasing recycling, having collected 11,000 tonnes of mixed recycling in the past year, as well as introducing new food waste routes. Along with Conservative-controlled Westminster City Council, RBKC has the joint-largest EV charging network (per capita) in the country, and we hope to increase the number of rapid chargers available. Over the past five years, Kensington and Chelsea has cut carbon emissions faster than anywhere in London. We want residents to feel encouraged about that process. However, we know there is more work to do, and we are determined to achieve our Climate Emergency pledge of reaching 'net zero' emissions by 2030.