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 and delivery of Enfield's Climate Action Plan (PDF).
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).
The April 2020 meeting was postponed due to COVID-19, so an update briefing was provided instead.
View the April 2020 update note (PDF).
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).
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).
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.
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:
This will also help us prepare a new Sustainable Enfield Plan.