Reducing CO2 Emissions
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.
We have commissioned energy consultants Arup to draw up a route-map for us to achieve our Zero Carbon by 2050 ambition.
The first stage of this project is consolidated in two Zero Carbon Haringey reports:
- 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
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 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
- 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.