In response to our climate emergency declaration, we have set up a Climate Change Task Force to lead on making the organisation carbon neutral by 2030.
The Task Force is also overseeing the development, delivery and monitoring of Enfield's Climate Action Plan (PDF, 9037.32 KB).
Climate Change Task Force meetings
The February 2022 meeting included an overview of progress made since the inception of the Climate Change Task Force, a presentation on the Climate Change Governance Review and updates on communications and Retrofit London.
The January 2022 meeting included presentations on the Climate Action Plan 2022, London Net Zero 2030 Pathways and Council Housing Decarbonisation. There were also updates on climate action communications campaign, the Local Area Energy Plan, The Net Zero Innovation Programme and Retrofit London.
The November 2021 meeting included presentations on recent central government policy announcements. There were also updates on the decarbonisation of corporate buildings, the climate action communications campaign, the Local Area Energy Plan and Retrofit London.
The September 2021 meeting included presentations on the Retrofit London programme, planning requirements for retrofit, and the Climate Action Plan Progress Report. There were also updates on communications work and the Local Area Energy Plan.
The July 2021 meeting included presentations on the work of UK100, the 2020/21 Progress Report, and the draft Ethical and Sustainable Procurement Policy. There were also updates on communications work and housing retrofit.
View the July 2021 meeting notes (PDF, 99.75 KB).
The May 2021 meeting included presentations on climate adaptation and resilience, the emerging 2020/21 Progress Report, and schools climate action. There were also updates on communications work and housing retrofit.
View the May 2021 meeting notes (PDF, 141 KB).
The March 2021 meeting included presentations on buildings retrofit and preparing for the 2021/22 Climate Action Plan progress update. There were also updates on communications, electric vehicle charging, school's engagement and the emerging sustainable and ethical procurement policy.
The January 2021 meeting included a presentation on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods by a leading researcher. An update was given on progress in 2020, as well as an overview of priority areas for 2021. There was also a summary of the Energy White Paper, and brief updates on school and supplier engagement.
The December 2020 meeting had an overview of recent climate action announcements and green funding opportunities, followed by a presentation on the council's draft Blue Green Strategy. There were also updates on other areas of work.
The November 2020 meeting had an overview of the Carbon Emissions Review 2019/20 (PDF, 9471.59 KB) and a presentation on the Meridian Water Environmental Sustainability Strategy. There were also updates on areas of work including engagement with schools.
The July 2020 meeting was an opportunity for new updates. This included the preparation of the 2019/20 baseline and emerging national policy and funding, followed by a thematic discussion on buildings including planning policy and building control, as well as council housing retrofit.
View the July 2020 meeting notes (PDF, 73.49 KB).
The April 2020 meeting was postponed due to COVID-19, so an update briefing was provided instead.
View the April 2020 update note (PDF, 94.29 KB).
The February 2020 meeting of the Climate Change Task Force was an opportunity for the group to go through the initial draft of the council's climate action strategy. There were also updates on communications and engagement.
The second meeting of the Climate Change Task Force happened in November 2019. At the meeting, the first results of baseline work were presented. Updates were also given on progress, and talks were held around communications and engagement, including with schools.
The first meeting was held in September 2019, with Councillor Ian Barnes (Chair) setting out the scale and importance of the challenge in his introduction. This was followed by a debate between councillors, senior officers and young mayors.
About the Climate Change Task Force
The Climate Change Task Force will build on progress already made in reducing our carbon footprint, and help us introduce initiatives to improve residents' quality of life while helping tackle climate change.
It will work with residents, staff and organisations such as Extinction Rebellion and Divest Enfield, to deliver its aims and look at areas such as:
- physical supply chain
- council operations and buildings
- commercial and community tenants
- investing in and building renewable energy
This will also help us prepare a new Sustainable Enfield Plan.