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London Borough of Ealing

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on April 2, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2030

“Aim to make Ealing carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions”

Climate documents

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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London Borough of Ealing was a top performer amongst single tier councils, in two sections including Community, engagement and communications.

SectionLondon Borough of EalingAverage single tier council
Total score73%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
12/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
10/18
9.0/18
Section 3 · Top performer Commitment and integration
7/7
4.1/7
Section 4 · Top performer Community, engagement and communications
9/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
4/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
2/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
2/5
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

1085.2 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

3.2 tCO2e

per capita

19.5 ktCO2e

per km2

Latest CO2 estimates from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. County and combined authority data combined from constituent authorities.

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Ealing 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 Brent90%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Croydon89%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich88%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham88%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
Greater London Authority88%YesDec. 1, 2019
Eastbourne Borough Council87%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Portsmouth City Council86%Yes2030March 19, 2019
London Borough of Enfield86%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Haringey85%Yes2027March 18, 2019
London Borough of Hounslow85%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Ealing 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 Brent91%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Sutton90%Yes2045July 22, 2019
London Borough of Merton89%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Worcester City Council89%Yes2030July 16, 2019
London Borough of Enfield88%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham88%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council87%Yes2030July 16, 2019
London Borough of Haringey86%Yes2027March 18, 2019
Wolverhampton City Council86%Yes2028July 17, 2019
Hastings Borough Council86%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Hounslow99%Yes2030No
London Borough of Brent99%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Harrow99%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Hillingdon98%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham98%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Greater London Authority97%YesDec. 1, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Ealing 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 Hammersmith & Fulham93%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich92%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Isle of Wight Council91%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Bolsover District Council91%YesNo targetNo
London Borough of Croydon89%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
Greater London Authority88%YesDec. 1, 2019
Thurrock Council87%Yes2022Oct. 23, 2019
Portsmouth City Council87%Yes2030March 19, 2019
London Borough of Southwark87%Yes2050March 27, 2019
Folkestone and Hythe District Council87%Yes2030July 24, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Ealing 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
Royal Borough of Greenwich100%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham100%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2020
London Borough of Redbridge100%Yes2050June 20, 2019
London Borough of Merton100%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Portsmouth City Council100%Yes2030March 19, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest100%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
Southampton City Council100%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
London Borough of Brent100%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Harrow100%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Luton Borough Council100%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020

Powers & Responsibilities

London Borough of Ealing 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.

    Social housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • prioritising energy efficiency when building new council-operated social housing schemes – for example, through the Passivhaus standard
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, through loans from the local authority

    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

    ealing.gov.uk
    London Borough of Ealing’s official homepage.
    @ealingcouncil
    London Borough of Ealing’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check London Borough of Ealing’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 Ealing’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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