Annual Carbon Report


The Annual Carbon Report is the first of its kind to be produced by a local authority. Its purpose is to provide a transparent year on year account of progress made to reduce carbon emissions from the council’s operations and Haringey as a whole.

This report covers official CO2 emissions data for 2011-2012 and key carbon saving initiatives completed in 2013/14.

Highlights of the work carried out include:

  • Homes for Haringey completed energy saving ‘Decent Homes’ upgrades on nearly 2,300 properties (including more than 1,000 boiler upgrades), insulated 500 high-rise flats and installed heating and hot water upgrades in 12 supported housing developments, containing 400 homes
  • The council is on track to cut carbon emissions from its own operations by 40% by 2015, five years ahead of the borough-wide target
  • Nearly 700 new trees were planted and five new Green Flags awarded to Haringey parks
  • A groundbreaking low-carbon innovation and research partnership was launched with Durham University
  • More than 100 local businesses received individual support to cut their energy costs and carbon emissions through the Green Light North London project
  • Two highly successful projects, funded by the Haringey 40:20 Community Fund, were run by local green organisations
  • Recycling improvements have helped to achieve the highest recycling rate in the borough to date
  • A wide range of cycling activities and improvements, including approval of a 20 mile per hour speed limit in town centres and on all residential roads in Haringey

    The Third Annual Carbon Report (2013)

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    This report sets out our key initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions between April 2012- March 2013.Significant progress has been made and we are on track to achieve a 40% carbon reduction in Haringey by 2020. We have:

    • Launched the Haringey Big Community Switch, helping people get a better gas and electricity deal.
    • Established RetrofitWorks: the Good Building Cooperative, the first of its kind in the UK, formed of local building companies and tradesman.
    • Commissioned Tottenham-based social enterprise Living Under One Sun to provide one-to-one energy advice for thousands of people
    • Helped local businesses reduce their running costs by ‘going green’. Green Light North London has identified energy cost savings of £60,000 per year.
    • Reduced fuel use by Haringey Veolia recycling and waste collection vehicles by 22% in one year
    • Completed an extensive transport study to identify where high quality cycling facilities could be provided and continued to invest in cycle routes, bicycle parking and free cycle training
    • Developed a collaborative action research partnership with a Russell Group University
    • Completed detailed technical studies and an outline business case for a district heat network that will deliver a 60% carbon saving
    • Approved two regeneration developments (Brook House and Lawrence Road) with on-site low carbon heat generation and distribution networks
    • And more!

      The Second Annual Carbon Report (2012)



      Haringey has made a significant commitment to reducing carbon emissions while tackling inequality. Through the adoption of the Carbon Commission recommendations and an action plan to begin to implement these, the Council has established itself as a leading London borough.

      There have been significant practical achievements over the past year, particularly in improving the energy efficiency of buildings, developing new models of partnership working between the Council and local community, and creating visible exemplar green buildings that will further help to engage local communities. Some of the headline achievements outlined within the report are can be seen below:

      • Engaged with over 70 experts and local activists as part of the Carbon Commission to identify the measures needed to reduce emissions and tackle inequality
      • Established the SIF and SSIF and used these funds to implement energy saving projects with a cumulative carbon saving of 1470 tonnes
      • Identified significant projects for 2012/13 and beyond that will almost double the savings achieved so far
      • Agreed a solar PV installation programme for the council estate
      • Improved the energy efficiency of our housing stock
      • Supported community projects including EN10ergy, 100 Homes, The Community Energy Lab and 21st Century Homes to deliver behaviour change messages and retrofitting installations
      • Launched the Green Light North London programme and supported business across the borough
      • Encouraged hundreds of residents to take up cycling and walking
      • Carried out detailed feasibility and business planning work to support future development of ambitious plans for housing retrofit and decentralised energy
      • The RE:NEW energy efficiency scheme in Northumberland Park brought energy saving devices, such as energy monitors, to 1,500 homes
      • The Warm and Healthy campaign resulted in 400 wellbeing checks to help older residents keep warm over the winter period

        The First Annual Carbon Report (2011)

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        This report, published in 2011, includes:

        • Sources of carbon emissions in the borough
        • Opportunities and challenges
        • Progress made so far to reduce carbon emissions
        • Next steps to develop a Carbon Management Plan for Haringey

        From 2012, the report will include annual carbon budgets, enabling Haringey to understand and account for its carbon emissions, in much the same way as public money is managed through financial budgets.