Camden Council’s carbon footprint was cut by an impressive nine per cent last year putting it at the forefront of a national campaign to reduce carbon emissions. The Council joined hundreds of organisations and leading public figures in pledging support for the 10:10 campaign against climate change in September 2009.
Becoming part of the 10:10 scheme meant Camden committed itself to strive to cut its carbon footprint by 10 per cent during 2010/11.
New figures show that in 2010/11 the Council reduced its emissions by nine per cent. This means it is a leading borough under the 10:10 Campaign by exceeding the average seven per cent reduction reported by local authorities nationally.
Cllr Sean Birch, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Transport, said: “We’re proud to be one of the leading local authorities involved in this important stand against climate change. Ten per cent was a very tough target but we were determined to do all we could and to show the way for other organisations in Camden.”
10:10 Executive Director Angela Bryant said: As an organisation that calls Camden home, 10:10 is very aware of how much the council is doing, not just to bring down their own carbon footprint but also to encourage the local community to act similarly. Camden Council was the first London borough to report their result and a 9% carbon saving in a year is terrific, particularly for an organisation that’s been working on this for a while. 10:10, along with everyone else in the borough we’re sure, is excited to see where the council will go next!”
Camden Council has been taking pioneering action to cut its share of carbon emissions and has set itself a series of challenging carbon reduction targets, 21% by March 2015 and 40% by March 2020.