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London Borough of Redbridge

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on June 20, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2050

“Redbridge’s aim is to become a carbon neutral* council by 2030, and carbon zero** by 2050.”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 2022

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 RedbridgeAverage single tier council
Total score53%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
11/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
6/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
5/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
5/9
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
1/5
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

715.6 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

2.3 tCO2

per person

12.7 ktCO2

per km2

49%

Domestic

37%

Transport

6%

Commercial

5%

Public Sector

4%

Industry

0%

Agriculture

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 Redbridge 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
Watford Borough Council88%No2030July 9, 2019
Greater London Authority87%YesDec. 1, 2019
London Borough of Ealing87%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Croydon86%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
London Borough of Hounslow85%Yes2030No
London Borough of Harrow85%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Barnet84%NoNo targetMay 24, 2022
Reading Borough Council84%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Worthing Borough Council83%YesJuly 18, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich82%Yes2030June 26, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Redbridge 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
Luton Borough Council94%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
London Borough of Enfield92%No2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest91%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Sutton91%No2045July 22, 2019
London Borough of Hounslow90%Yes2030No
Eastleigh Borough Council88%Yes2025July 18, 2019
London Borough of Ealing88%Yes2030April 2, 2019
Ipswich Borough Council88%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Brighton and Hove City Council88%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
London Borough of Havering88%YesNo targetNo
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Newham99%Yes2050April 15, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham99%No2030Jan. 30, 2020
Kent County Council99%Yes2030May 23, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest99%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich98%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Tower Hamlets98%No2025July 17, 2019
London Borough of Hackney98%Yes2040June 28, 2019
Epping Forest District Council98%Yes2030Sept. 19, 2019
London Borough of Bexley98%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Havering98%YesNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Redbridge 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
Reading Borough Council85%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Watford Borough Council84%No2030July 9, 2019
Greater London Authority83%YesDec. 1, 2019
City of London81%No2027No
London Borough of Ealing78%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Croydon78%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
London Borough of Hillingdon76%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020
Worthing Borough Council75%YesJuly 18, 2019
London Borough of Barnet75%NoNo targetMay 24, 2022
London Borough of Harrow74%Yes2030July 18, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Redbridge 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 Merton100%No2030July 10, 2019
Portsmouth City Council99%No2030March 19, 2019
Greater London Authority98%YesDec. 1, 2019
Southampton City Council97%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
London Borough of Harrow97%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham97%No2030Jan. 30, 2020
Luton Borough Council97%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
London Borough of Hounslow96%Yes2030No
Leicester City Council96%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames96%Yes2038June 25, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

London Borough of Redbridge 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

    redbridge.gov.uk
    London Borough of Redbridge’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check London Borough of Redbridge’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 Redbridge’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    Cite this page

    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: London Borough of Redbridge. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/london-borough-of-redbridge/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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