Net Zero Carbon Haringey
In March 2020, Haringey's Cabinet voted unanimously to publish the draft Haringey Climate Change Action Plan (HCCAP) setting out how the borough will become net zero carbon by 2041.
The HCCAP is based on baseline studies undertaken by energy consultants Arup. They were commissioned to draw up a route map for the borough to become net zero carbon. Stages 1 and 2 of their initial work was based on becoming net zero carbon by 2050, these reports can be found in the Zero by 2050 section below.
Following the council’s Climate Emergency Declaration in March 2019, Arup updated the route map to bring forward the borough’s net zero carbon target date. They issued the Climate Emergency Scenario Report as an update to their Zero by 2050 reports.
The Haringey Climate Emergency Scenario Report - November 2019 (PDF, 548KB) undertaken by Arup was commissioned in response to the council declaring a Climate Emergency, concluding that the earliest date the borough could become net zero carbon by would be 2041.
Working together to reduce carbon emissions
We want to be a net zero-carbon council by 2027. We aim to do this by making core council operational buildings and all transport-related activities zero carbon through energy efficiency retrofit programmes measures, removing carbon from frontline vehicles and much more.
This only represents less than 0.8% of the borough’s emissions. To meet the target set for Haringey as a borough to be net zero carbon by 2041, we will all need to play our part. We can only achieve this target if residents and businesses collectively reduce their carbon emissions too.
We would like to hear from you
We have now launched our engagement period and we invite everyone to take a look at our engagement website (external link).
Anyone who works, lives, volunteers in the borough can:
- find out more about our strategy to reduce carbon emissions in the borough by 2041
- answer survey questions (the survey has been divided into different topic areas)
- tell us what you are already doing to reduce emissions, what you would do and what support you need
- set out what you feel are the priority areas we should target first, by visiting our interactive Carbon Reduction Priority Tool
We would like to hear your ideas about the prioritisation of projects, the projects you want to deliver and the support you need to achieve lasting and meaningful action. We'd like to hear how we can support each other and create strong networks to do this.
Some questions also get you thinking about what measures you are currently taking to tackle climate change, as well as what more you may yet still be able to do to reduce your emissions and help protect the environment.
You have until Monday 4 January 2021 submit your comments.