Reducing CO2 Emissions
- Zero by 2050
- Haringey 40:20
- Reducing carbon emissions through planning applications
- Annual Carbon Report
- Muswell Hill Low Carbon Zone
The Mayor of London has stated his ambition for London to be zero carbon by 2050. Haringey is clear in its determination to lead among London boroughs in delivering that vision. In 2017, a commission was assembled to make recommendations on how to deliver the Zero by 2050 target.
Following this, we have commissioned energy consultants Arup to draw up a route-map for us to achieve our Zero Carbon by 2050 ambition.
- The Direction of Travel report (PDF,1MB) covers our carbon reduction efforts so far, a vision for 2050 and priority actions to achieve this, key steps, and uncertainties and next steps
- The supporting Stage 1 Technical Report (PDF, 1MB) provides evidence in support of the proposed priority actions outlined in the Direction of Travel report
- The Stage 2 Report Climate Action Haringey: Towards a zero carbon future (PDF, 9MB) sets out the route map of actions for the council to achieve the 2050 zero-carbon ambition
Haringey 40:20 was inspired by the passion of local residents who convinced Haringey Council to join the Friends of the Earth 'Get Serious about CO2' initiative and adopt an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions in the borough by 40% by 2020. In 2009, Haringey was one of the first local authorities to commit to this ambitious target.
We believe that reaching this target is central to creating a fairer, healthier and happier way of life for everyone in Haringey. To show our commitment this pledge we have set a target to reduce CO2 emissions from our own buildings 40% by 2015, 5 years ahead of the borough wide target.
Haringey 40:20 brings together residents, businesses, social enterprises, charities and community groups across Haringey to help to create a better future for everyone living and working in the borough.
- To find out more please visit the Haringey 40:20 website (external link).
Haringey and four other London Boroughs jointly commissioned LETI to provide evidence on the potential to achieve greater carbon reductions on site through new development. The report, finalised in May 2020, addresses three main issues:
- Ability to achieve the zero-carbon target on site for a range of development typologies
- Appropriateness of the current carbon offsetting approach
- How the carbon offsetting price can incentivise greater carbon reductions on site
The report will form part of the evidence base for the Council’s New Local Plan. The Council is currently considering how we can implement the report’s recommendations in Haringey and will seek feedback from stakeholders as part of engagement on the New Local Plan.
Haringey Council produces an Annual Carbon Report - the first of its kind to be produced by a local authority. The annual carbon report provides a transparent year on year account of progress made to reduce carbon emissions from the council's operations and Haringey as a whole.
From 2012, the report will include annual carbon budgets, enabling the council to understand and account for its carbon emissions, in much the same way as public money is managed through financial budgets.
- Ninth Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 4MB)
- Eighth Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 7.6MB)
- Seventh Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 3MB)
- Sixth Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 8MB)
- Fifth Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 4MB)
- Fourth Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 5MB)
- Third Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 2MB)
- Second Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 3MB)
- First Annual Carbon Report (PDF, 1MB)
The Muswell Hill Low Carbon Zone project was designed to test how carbon emission could be reduced in an area by 20% in just three years.
- Find out more about the Low Carbon Zone.
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