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Climate Change Task Force

Climate Action Enfield logoIn 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).

Climate Change Task Force meetings

May 2021

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 meeting action notes (PDF).

March 2021

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.

View the March meeting action notes (PDF).

January 2021

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.

View the January meeting action notes (PDF).

December 2020

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.

View the December meeting action notes (PDF).

November 2020

The November 2020 meeting had an overview of the Carbon Emissions Review 2019/20 (PDF) and a presentation on the Meridian Water Environmental Sustainability Strategy. There were also updates on areas of work including engagement with schools.

View the November meeting action notes (PDF).

July 2020

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 meeting action notes (PDF).

April 2020

The April 2020 meeting was postponed due to COVID-19, so an update briefing was provided instead.

View the April 2020 update note (PDF).

February 2020

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.

View the February 2020 meeting action notes (PDF).

November 2019

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.

View the November 2019 meeting action notes (PDF).

September 2019

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.

View the introduction from the Chair (PDF), September 2019 meeting action notes (PDF) and terms of reference (PDF).

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
  • staff
  • residents
  • landscape
  • commercial and community tenants
  • investing in and building renewable energy

This will also help us prepare a new Sustainable Enfield Plan.