About the Haringey Climate Forum

The Haringey Climate Forum (HCF) was set up in 2011. It was called ‘40:20’, because, at that time it had an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions in the borough by 40% by 2020. In 2015 it was renamed to be ready to move forward after 2020, whilst the climate emergency was becoming more and more urgent. (see History & Background for original work).

The HCF convenor is Quentin Given who is the main interface between HCF and the Haringey Council Low Carbon team, led by Joe Baker.

HCF is made up of councillors from both political parties in the Council; and local environmental and community groups – see below.

HCF activities include:

  • Scrutinising major policies and projects in Haringey – whether council-led, led by other public bodies, or private – to encourage best performance on climate change
  • Promoting and encouraging good practice 
  • Awarding some funding – for example, through the community grants scheme. 
  • Encouraging information sharing between the Council, and environmental and community groups within the borough.

HCF has open meetings roughly every two months, which are open to anyone to attend. If you are interested in being involved please e-mail our interim convenor Quentin Given at info@haringeyclimateforum.org .

Governance

There is a Memorandum of Understanding between the original 40:20 and Haringey Council  

There is an informal Steering Group including representatives of some of the local sustainability organisations and green groups, as well as local residents, Councillors, and Haringey Council staff, representing the Carbon Management  team and Homes for Haringey.

The convenor liaises with members of some of these groups to discuss strategy and future campaigns.

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