New figures published in Haringey’s Annual Carbon report (attached) have shown per capita carbon emissions in the borough have fallen by 37% since 2005.
The figures mean Haringey has a lower carbon footprint (770.4 kt CO2) than all the six neighbouring boroughs: Camden: 1,355.8 kt CO2, Barnet: 1,125.5 kt CO2, Enfield: 1,108.1 kt CO2, Islington: 876.9 kt CO2, Hackney: 812.1 kt CO2 and Waltham Forest – 775.2 kt CO2.
Joe Goldberg, Haringey’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Social Inclusion and Sustainability said, “These new figures show carbon emissions in Haringey have fallen significantly and we are on track to be a zero carbon borough by 2050. The fall is thanks to innovative projects like Smart Homes and Smart Business. Smart Homes has funded energy saving home improvements for over 300 households and created 65 new jobs since 2014 and energy efficiency grants from our Smart Business project have saved firms hundreds of pounds a year.
‘We believe carbon reduction and economic growth must go hand in hand and will continue to cut emissions while delivering one of the largest regeneration schemes in the country with thousands of new homes and new jobs.”
‘Haringey 40:20’ is our project to cut carbon emissions by 40% (from 2005 level) by 2020.