Zero Carbon Haringey
The Climate Emergency and Haringey’s response
Haringey Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ on 18th March 2019, joining this list of councils up and down the country.
The motion stated :
“In Haringey, the consequences of inaction to address this emergency will include:
• Increased risk of flooding
• Subsidence and damage to buildings and infrastructure
• Health problems, particularly for children, the disabled and older people
• Higher energy and food costs
• Increases in social injustice and inequality.
The webcast here captures the occasion. The school students begin at 00:11:05 , and the motion at 02:14:00.
The Haringey Climate Change Action Plan
In March 2021 the Council approved the publication of Climate Change Action Plan A Route Map for a Zero Carbon Haringey , which strengthened the previous Zero Carbon by 2050 plan. It has action plans with objectives, owners, costs etc under these categories:
– Council (page 11)
– Housing (page 18)
– Non-Domestic Buildings and Workplaces (page 25)
– Transport (page 30)
– Energy (page 36)
– Community (page 40)
GO TO TOPICS FROM THE MENU ABOVE TO EXPLORE A TOPIC AND THE ‘PINK STRIPES’ ON THE TOPIC PAGES TO SEE WHAT HARINGEY PLANS
SCOPE OF PLANS
- Council activities: aiming at zero carbon by 2027
- Borough wide activities: aiming at 10% of 2005 levels by 2041 (p7).
- Urgency. In the context of the emergency, to deliver actions urgently, rather than a linear decline (p4)
- The carbon emissions in scope for action are 1)Direct emissions from sources Haringey owns and controls e.g. fuel. 2) Indirect emissions from electricity, heating and cooling; 3) Carbon emissions where under Haringey Council control – i.e. other indirect emissions eg waste, aviation, diets and behaviour change.
- Out of scope are ecological loss, pollutants, aviation, shipping other greenhouse gases. (p6)
Haringey Council has published Carbon Action plans since 2011, and these can be seen at Annual Carbon Reports .