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London Borough of Brent

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 8, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“Do all reasonable in the Council’s gift to aim for carbon neutrality for 2030 and work with government to achieve the national 2050 target.”

Climate Plan Scorecard

This council’s climate plans as of 20th September 2021 were assessed and scored by trained Climate Emergency UK volunteers, as part of the Council Climate Plan Scorecards project.

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SectionLondon Borough of BrentAverage single tier council
Total score73%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
14/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
14/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
6/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
6/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
2/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
4/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
4/5
0.9/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
4/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
3/4
2.1/4

Emissions data

914.3 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

2.8 tCO2

per person

21.1 ktCO2

per km2

17%

Commercial

42%

Domestic

11%

Industry

5%

Public Sector

24%

Transport

Data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy “subset dataset”, representing carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Brent in terms of emissions profile, deprivation, rural/urban population density, and geographical nearness. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Lewisham93%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest91%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Ealing90%Yes2030April 2, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich89%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Slough Borough Council88%YesNo targetNo
London Borough of Hounslow86%Yes2030No
Portsmouth City Council86%No2030March 19, 2019
London Borough of Lambeth86%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
London Borough of Islington85%Yes2030June 27, 2019
London Borough of Haringey84%Yes2027March 18, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Brent in terms of their emissions profile, based on the latest data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Ealing91%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham91%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
Gosport Borough Council90%Yes2050No
London Borough of Sutton89%No2045July 22, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest89%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Haringey89%Yes2027March 18, 2019
London Borough of Enfield89%No2030July 8, 2019
Hastings Borough Council88%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019
London Borough of Merton88%No2030July 10, 2019
London Borough of Wandsworth88%Yes2050July 17, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with London Borough of Brent. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Ealing99%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham99%No2030July 17, 2019
London Borough of Barnet99%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Harrow99%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea99%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019
London Borough of Camden98%Yes2030April 8, 2019
Westminster City Council98%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Greater London Authority98%YesDec. 1, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Brent in terms of the proportion of their population living in high deprivation, medium deprivation, and low deprivation neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Southwark96%No2050March 27, 2019
London Borough of Lambeth95%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
London Borough of Islington94%Yes2030June 27, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham94%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
Bolsover District Council91%YesNo targetNo
London Borough of Waltham Forest91%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Newham89%Yes2050April 15, 2019
Fenland District Council88%NoNo targetNo
Portsmouth City Council88%No2030March 19, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich87%Yes2030June 26, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Brent in terms of the proportion of their population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Waltham Forest100%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham100%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Haringey100%Yes2027March 18, 2019
London Borough of Wandsworth100%Yes2050July 17, 2019
London Borough of Newham100%Yes2050April 15, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich100%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Ealing100%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham100%No2030Jan. 30, 2020
London Borough of Southwark100%No2050March 27, 2019
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham100%No2030July 17, 2019

Features

This council’s climate plan has been tagged with the following features:

Powers & Responsibilities

London Borough of Brent is a London Borough, with powers over:

Council buildings and staff

Climate actions might include:

  • making council offices more energy efficient
  • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
  • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    Environmental health

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing industrial emissions through air quality enforcement
    • bringing up insulation and energy efficiency standards through enforcement of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and Decent Homes Standard 2000, for cold and damp conditions in private rental and social housing

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Planning and building control

    Climate actions might include:

    • imposing reasonable requirements that new developments comply with energy efficiency standards and get a proportion of their energy from local, renewable sources (Planning and Energy Act, 2008)
    • incorporating additional energy performance standards into their Local Plan, for new works that require planning permission
    • using Area Action Plans to guide development proposals towards lower carbon emissions or more cycling and walking routes, for example
    • enforcing legislation that requires private rental properties to be of Energy Efficiency Rating E or above (Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2015)
    • funding energy efficiency improvements on existing homes, through initiatives such as Green Homes Grants

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Schools and libraries

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing the carbon footprint of civic buildings through better insulation and renewable energy use
    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
    • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    • encouraging eco-clubs at schools
    • using school land to plant trees and hedgerows, or to grow food

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • setting energy standards above building regulations (Planning and Energy Act, 2008)
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock through loans
    • where councils operate their own social housing, prioritising energy efficiency – for example, by requiring Passivhaus standard for newly built schemes

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Spending, procuring, and investing

    Climate actions might include:

    • embedding carbon impact assessment as part of the council’s budgeting and financial accountability process
    • utilising Public Works Loan Board loans or the Business Rates Retention Scheme to invest in emissions-reducing capital projects that otherwise wouldn’t get funded
    • specifying low carbon equipment and practices when procuring for relevant services from suppliers
    • prioritising positive environmental impacts during procurement, through the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
    Transport planning

    Climate actions might include:

    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ like walking and cycling by creating or widening footways and cycleways
    • incentivising Electric Vehicle use by assigning street space to EV charging
    • disincentivising the use of fossil fuel cars through congestion charging,low-traffic neighbourhoods, or the reduction of parking space

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Waste collection and disposal

    Climate actions might include:

    • establishing ‘Joint Waste Solutions’ with neighbouring councils, to get more value out of waste, recycling, and street cleaning contracts
    • running marketing campaigns to encourage residential recycling, reuse, and waste minimisation

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Read more about English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    brent.gov.uk
    London Borough of Brent’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check London Borough of Brent’s ‘carbon budget’ – their share towards meeting the UK’s Paris agreement targets.
    Friends of the Earth ‘Near You’ tool
    Discover climate groups in this area, data about London Borough of Brent’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: London Borough of Brent. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/london-borough-of-brent/ [Accessed 22 May 2022].

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