Updated climate action plan published by Enfield Council

The new plan will be launched with a family-friendly event in Edmonton Green on Saturday

Solar panels at Enfield Council Civic Centre
Solar panels on the roof of Enfield Civic Centre (credit Enfield Council)

The second edition of Enfield’s climate action plan will be formally unveiled at a special environmental event during London Climate Action Week.

The plan aims to tackle the challenges of climate change “head on” and the launch event will be held at Edmonton Green Library on Saturday, 22nd June, from 11am to 3pm.

The council declared a ‘climate emergency‘ in 2019 and published the first edition of its climate action plan four years ago. It included a pledge to plant 100,000 trees by creating a new woodland – which it has already achieved – as well an aim for the council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

However, the council was also ranked as being behind most other London councils on tackling climate change in 2022.

The update climate action plan reiterates the aim for the council to become carbon neutral by 2030 and the borough as a whole by 2040 but includes “strengthened evidence” on how this will be achieved and how local greenhouse gas emissions will be measured.

Chinelo Anyanwu, the council’s cabinet member for environment, culture and public spaces, said: “We are excited to announce the second edition of our climate action plan and to share our progress and future initiatives with the community. This event is a fantastic opportunity for residents to network, learn, and contribute to a greener Enfield.”

“It is hugely ambitious and challenging to achieve carbon neutrality and tackle emissions. However, we have made massive progress in reaching our goals, including restoring green spaces and improving accessibility, retrofitting council houses to improve efficiencies, and increasing investment in flood alleviation projects and wetlands across the borough.”

Saturday’s event will include talks and workshops on community, energy, recycling, food growing and more. Other activities include ‘Dr Bike’ repair service for residents to check their bikes are road-worthy and safe and an opportunity for residents to exchange household items for free.

Read Enfield Council’s new climate action plan:

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