Camden
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. Further information from the Council.

Local net-zero target date

2030

Plan published

May 2020

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

February 2019

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

966,098 tonnes

People in the local area

270,029

CO2 per person per year

3.6 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,339,783 tonnes

Source: BEIS Local Authority territorial CO2 emissions within the scope of influence of Local Authorities (2019).

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)

2017
2018
2019

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 836 See all Initiatives

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

Hive Cleaning

Providing low carbon, high quality cleaning with strong environmental and sustainable practices.

Camden
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

WBD EnviroNovember

Implementing Womble Bond Dickinson's EnviroNovember calendar to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Chiswick Oasis

A living oasis cleaning the air in the heart of the city

Hounslow
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature

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

Delphis Eco

Reducing carbon with Mark Jankovich from Delphis Eco on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Westminster
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Aviva

Reducing carbon with Lee Preston from Aviva on the Zero Carbon Tour.

City of London
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Oatsu

Reducing carbon with Lauren O'Donnell from Oatsu on the Zero Carbon Tour.

City of London
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy