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How would you prioritise Haringey’s Carbon Reduction Projects?

Imagine you are responsible for the borough’s budget and need to reduce the borough’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2041. In this scenario, you only have 450-500 points to spend, out of a total of 825 points. Your points represent the budget we currently have as a borough to implement our draft Climate Change Action Plan.

We would love to get your feedback on how you would spend these points. This will really help the Council plan the short and medium-term priorities for reducing our emissions.

In reality, we will need the full 825 points as a borough to implement the entire draft Climate Change Action Plan. But, for this we will need to get external funding from regional and national governments, and get additional delivery powers. This priority simulator therefore puts you in our shoes of deciding where to put the budget first. So, let us know what areas are the most important to you. Your response will help inform the decisions we make in the future.

How does it work?

In this simulator you will see a number of choices we could make to help reduce our carbon emissions. You will have a points budget between 450-500 points. You can select which initiatives you would choose to spend points on to tackle climate change. The number of points allocated to each proposal depends on the relative cost and associated carbon reduction.

The Carbon Simulator will be open until 22 March 2021.

Thank you for taking part! 


The Carbon Simulator is part of a wider piece of public engagement. You can read more about the draft Climate Change Action Plan, share your ideas for carbon reduction projects and leave your feedback on our engagement website

If you’d like to use the screen reader optimised version of this site please click this link to go to the accessible version of this simulator.

How does it work?

You can take the following steps to submit your priorities:

  • On the left-hand column, you will see different categories of projects: energy, transport, community, housing, non-domestic emissions and council operations. Each category has 2-3 initiatives to choose from.
  • Within each initiative you can select how many points you would allocate and will be shown the potential consequences. You can also decide not to spend any points on an initiative by not moving the slider.
  • For more information, click the information icon 🛈 on the left of each initiative proposal.
  • You can see how many points you have remaining in the top right-hand corner.
  • On each page you can leave comments of any further ideas you have.
  • Once you have gone through all the categories, and you have spent your points, you can click ‘Review and submit’.

Haringey's Net Zero Carbon Target for 2041

Haringey Council declared a Climate Emergency in March 2019 and has the ambition to become a Net Zero Carbon Borough by 2041 to reduce the impact of climate change on our world and daily lives. Most of the borough’s carbon emissions are not in the Council’s control. This means we need to work together as a borough, bringing together the community and businesses to collectively reduce emissions.

Haringey's Climate Change Action Plan sets out how we will reduce the Council’s emissions to net zero carbon by 2027, and the borough’s emissions to net zero carbon by 2041. This will include changing our travel habits, generating green energy and retrofitting our buildings (i.e. to upgrade our buildings by making them more energy efficient). The action plan shows that we cannot do this alone as a Council, and need our residents and businesses to help us.

Climate Change

Climate change is already impacting our daily lives, and the extreme weather is projected to become more severe. It disproportionally affects those least able to bear it and with the least responsibility for causing it. Extreme weather events include: heavy rainfall, storms, droughts, heatwaves. Longer term, we are facing rising sea levels, permafrost melting in the Arctics and the loss of productive land. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned of the significant, wide-ranging impacts we if don’t act now.

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