Home

My Council

1/2

My Council

Read the info below to learn how the Council contributes to the climate crisis and scroll down to tell the Assembly how it could change!

  • Council buildings such as libraries and offices, its vehicle fleet and 30,000 Council homes contribute 15% of total CO2 emissions in Camden.
  • Since 2010, CO2 emissions from the Council's non-housing estate and operations have reduced by 34% because of energy efficiency investment and building disposals.
  • Many Council homes are flats on communally heated housing estates. Communal heating provides an opportunity to lower the CO2 emissions of multiple homes in one go, for example by replacing a centralised gas boiler with a low carbon heating source. The Council has already taken this approach in Somers Town and Gospel Oak , where over 2,000 communally heated homes are now connected to lower carbon heating sources.
  • The Council is also building new homes under our Community Investment Programme. These homes use less energy than older homes but do add to the Council's carbon footprint. Agar Grove is a recent example of low carbon housing built by the Council.
  • The Council also sets planning policy for Camden and uses this to limit CO2 emissions from new development. All new buildings in Camden are now required to be zero carbon. However, new buildings only represent a small fraction of CO2 emissions with the vast majority attributable to existing buildings.
  • Over half of Camden has Conservation area status, which makes reducing emissions from older buildings more difficult. To help overcome some of these challenges, the Council have produced energy efficiency planning guidance for older buildings and provides grants for building improvement projects via the Camden Climate Fund .
  • The Council also tackles transport related CO2 emissions through investment in walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure and parking policy.
  • See our latest report on how decarbonisation can be achieved in Camden.
  • Add your thoughts and ideas for actions below, or add them to our Camden Climate Map .

    Additional materials

    My Council
    My Council
    pdf

    This engagement phase has finished

    Some people making comments

    ...

    A person happy and a comment icon

    ...