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London Borough of Haringey

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on March 18, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2027

“We want to be a net zero-carbon council by 2027. ”

Whole area pledge for 2041

“The document sets out the roadmap for how the borough will become net zero-carbon by 2041”

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 Haringey was a top performer amongst single tier councils, in the Measuring and setting emissions targets section.

SectionLondon Borough of HaringeyAverage single tier council
Total score69%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
15/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
11/18
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 · Top performer Measuring and setting emissions targets
5/5
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
3/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
3/4
2.1/4

Emissions data

657.0 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

2.4 tCO2e

per capita

22.2 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 Haringey 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 Lewisham87%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Enfield87%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Ealing85%Yes2030April 2, 2019
Hastings Borough Council85%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019
London Borough of Brent84%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich84%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Luton Borough Council83%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
Eastbourne Borough Council82%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Portsmouth City Council82%Yes2030March 19, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham82%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2020

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Haringey 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 Lewisham91%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Brent89%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Gosport Borough Council88%Yes2050No
London Borough of Ealing87%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Merton84%Yes2030July 10, 2019
London Borough of Sutton83%Yes2045July 22, 2019
Hastings Borough Council82%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019
Harlow Council82%Yes2030July 11, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest82%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Enfield81%Yes2030July 8, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Islington99%Yes2030June 27, 2019
London Borough of Hackney99%Yes2040June 28, 2019
London Borough of Enfield99%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Camden99%Yes2030April 8, 2019
Greater London Authority99%YesDec. 1, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest99%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Barnet98%YesNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Haringey 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
Caerphilly County Borough Council97%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Luton Borough Council96%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
Leicester City Council95%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019
Tendring District Council94%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council93%NoNo targetJune 25, 2019
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council93%YesNo targetNo
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council91%Yes2050No
Southampton City Council90%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Torbay Council90%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Thanet District Council90%Yes2030July 11, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Haringey 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 Lewisham100%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Wandsworth100%Yes2050July 17, 2019
London Borough of Newham100%Yes2050April 15, 2019
London Borough of Brent100%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Southwark100%Yes2050March 27, 2019
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham100%Yes2030July 17, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest100%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Lambeth100%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
London Borough of Camden100%Yes2030April 8, 2019
Westminster City Council100%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

London Borough of Haringey 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

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

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