Lambeth Council’s pension fund is considered one of the best in London for ethical investment and Mary has been a member of it for the Lambeth Council Pensions Committee for the last 8 years. The Pensions Committee has recently demonstrated its crucial role in helping the Council adress is commitments on the climate crisis by improving the sustainability of the Fund by treating the climate emergency with urgency and ambition. Members of the Committee have now made the firm commitment to achieve a net zero goal of 2040 as part of a just-transition to a low-carbon economy.
Lambeth Council has become the first London Borough to sign the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, as part of our commitment to a carbon neutral future. Our continued reliance on fossil fuels, whether for heating our homes or fueling our vehicles, is unsustaiable. Changes need to happen rapidly, which is why we are already working towards lowering our overall carbon footprint and collaborating with businesses to support their efforts to be cleaner and more sustainable.
From supporting residents to choose walking, wheeling, cycling and public transport rather than using a car, to a retrofit programme that has already helped 23 schools in Lambeth reduce their emmissions – we are finding creative solutions to reduce our collective reliance on fossil fuels.