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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 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

755.9 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

2.5 tCO2e

per capita

13.4 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 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 Council89%Yes2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Havering87%NoNo targetNo
Greater London Authority86%YesDec. 1, 2019
Worthing Borough Council86%YesJuly 18, 2019
London Borough of Croydon85%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
London Borough of Hounslow85%Yes2030No
Adur District Council85%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Barnet84%YesNo targetNo
London Borough of Wandsworth84%Yes2050July 17, 2019
London Borough of Bexley84%NoNo targetNo

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 Council92%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
London Borough of Enfield90%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest89%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
Ipswich Borough Council89%Yes2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Hounslow89%Yes2030No
Eastleigh Borough Council88%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Brighton and Hove City Council88%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Hastings Borough Council87%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019
Rushmoor Borough Council87%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Havant Borough Council87%Yes2050No

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham99%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2020
London Borough of Newham99%Yes2050April 15, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest99%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
London Borough of Havering98%NoNo targetNo
Epping Forest District Council98%Yes2030Sept. 19, 2019
Greater London Authority97%YesDec. 1, 2019

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
London Borough of Hillingdon98%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020
Reading Borough Council90%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Borough of Broxbourne90%YesNo targetNo
City of London89%Yes2027No
Thurrock Council86%Yes2022Oct. 23, 2019
West Suffolk Council86%Yes2030Sept. 19, 2019
Midlothian Council86%Yes2030Dec. 17, 2019
Watford Borough Council85%Yes2030July 9, 2019
South Somerset District Council85%Yes2023May 21, 2019
Mendip District Council84%Yes2030Feb. 25, 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%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Portsmouth City Council100%Yes2030March 19, 2019
Southampton City Council100%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
London Borough of Harrow100%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham100%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2020
Luton Borough Council100%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
London Borough of Ealing100%Yes2030April 2, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich100%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Hounslow100%Yes2030No
Leicester City Council100%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019

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.

    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

    redbridge.gov.uk
    London Borough of Redbridge’s official homepage.
    @redbridgelive
    London Borough of Redbridge’s Twitter account.
    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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