How would you prioritise Haringey’s Carbon Reduction Projects?
Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, the Carbon Simulator is now closed for responses. You are still welcome to have a play with it, but your responses will not be recorded.
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 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.