Harrow Council signed the Nottingham Declaration in July 2009, accepting that climate change was being driven by increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which are the result of human activity. By signing the declaration the council is committed to take action to mitigate further change and to adapt to changes that are unavoidable (due to previous emissions).
Climate Local is a new LGA initiative to drive, inspire and support council action on a changing climate. The initiative supports councils’ efforts both to reduce carbon emissions and also to improve their resilience to the effects of our changing climate and extreme weather. The council has signed the Climate Local Commitment, using it as an opportunity to reiterate and reinvigorate our existing commitments.
To find out more download the Climate Local Declaration.
Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan
The council’s original climate change strategy was adopted in September 2009 and a revised Action Plan was published in May 2011. Addressing Climate Change issues is a long term policy issue. To a large extent economic issues and the austerity agenda have dominated national and local politics during this period but the underlying issues have not gone away and, if anything, the outlook for the longer term has become worse as global emissions of carbon dioxide have continued to rise and the climate continues to warm.
To find out more download the Climate Change Strategy Action Plan.
Delivering Warmer Homes Strategy (HECA) report
The council submitted its Delivering Warmer Homes (HECA) report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in March 2013. This set out the councils plans and ambitions to improve the thermal efficiency of all homes in the borough.
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