Barnet
Climate Action Plan

Nationally, the UK has a legally binding target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Many local councils have more ambitious targets. There are nearly 400 principal councils across the country: the majority have a net-zero target of 2030.

Local net-zero target date

Emergency not yet declared

Plan published

Not published yet

Plan scope

Not known

Climate emergency declared

Not declared yet

Working together

We use data on Climate Action Plans fromĀ data.climateemergency.uk

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CO2 emissions

It's hard to visualise CO2 emissions. The data talks about 'tonnes of CO2' - but what does a tonne of gas look like? Well, imagine a typical large hot air balloon (almost 3,000 cubic metres in volume). One tonne of CO2 would fill one of these hot air balloons.

Additional local carbon emissions

Carbon emissions embedded in the imported goods we consume locally are typically not counted. However, these goods are produced and then transported here because of our consumer demands. Imported emissions are so big they should not be hidden*.

* Note: Imported emissions are estimated based on the Total UK Goods & Services Greenhouse Gases imported emissions (Defra UK's Carbon Footprint 2016: 353mt CO2 eq) pro-rated based on Local Authority population size and assumed equal per capita consumption of imported goods and services across all Local Authorities.

CO2 emissions in total

1,089,566 tonnes

People in the local area

399,007

CO2 per person per year

2.7 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

2,068,989 tonnes

Source: BEIS Local Authority territorial CO2 emissions within the scope of influence of Local Authorities (2020).

Local carbon emissions by sector

In getting to net zero as quickly as possible, we need to look at how we do things differently in every sector.

(000t)

2018
2019
2020

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 1042 See all Initiatives

There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Barnet:

TreOffice Sustainable Printing Solutions

Reducing power consumption and minimising waste.

Ashford
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

RE:FIT Barnet

Installing retrofitting measures to reduce energy usage in Barnet's non-domestic buildings.

Barnet
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Barnet PSDS Project

Decreasing carbon emissions across council buildings.

Barnet
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

TRAID

Tackling the negative social and environmental impacts of producing, consuming and wasting clothes.

Brent
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Croydon Community Energy

Implementing renewable energy generation and low-carbon technology in Croydon.

Croydon
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Croydon Climate Action

Engaging with the Croydon community, raising awareness of the climate and ecological emergencies.

Croydon
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Sustainability at Hawksmoor

Reducing emissions across the restaurant group to drive sustainability.

Kensington and Chelsea
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy

The Marketing Store

Raising awareness of digital carbon footprints to change behaviours.

Southwark
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy