Dulwich Net Zero
Personal, practical and positive steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our mission is to support Dulwich become a carbon-neutral area - by taking actions in our home, and with our transport, food, waste and lifestyles.
Our hub supports residents transition to a zero carbon life. Engage online, or come to one of our monthly meetings.
What are Greenhouse Gases GHCs ?
Climate change is now scientifically attributed to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere.
The most common GHG is carbon dioxide (CO2 or ‘carbon’). There are many other gases that contribute to climate change though. These include methane (CH4 ) and nitrous oxide (N2 O).
Each GHG has a different effect on the earth’s atmosphere. However each different GHG can be converted into an equivalent CO2 warming effect. Then all CO2 - equivalents can be added up for the overall impact.
Here we just refer to carbon - but in reality we're talking all GHCs.
The UK's Clean Growth Strategy sets out Gov ambition to reduce all carbon emissions from our homes. The aim is to improve all private rented homes to EPC rating ‘C’ by 2030. All other homes - where ‘practical, cost-effective and affordable’ - are to reach a min EPC rating of ‘C’ by 2035.
This is a truly formidable task. The UK has some of the oldest domestic building stock in Europe (UKGBC, 2018).
Click on the resource areas below - learn how to reduce your emissions now. Help us reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.