Appendix 2: OVERVIEW OF WHAT EALING COUNCIL IS DOING IN REGARDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE ENERGY 1. Energy Efficiency - Council What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The Council has commissioned the Carbon Establish the Council’s carbon footprint. Approximately 90% of 23 London borough Trust to undertake carbon surveys of three councils (no information for 10 councils) have buildings: Perceval House, Carmelita House Establish a 2007/08 baseline of CO2 undertaken energy audits across it civic and Ealing Town Hall. The output will be a emissions from all the Council’s operations buildings. report on the current situation of these (will cover stationery sources, transport and buildings with recommendations on how to housing stock). These councils have had their audit reduce CO2 emissions of these buildings. performed by the Carbon Trust or by LBE are waiting on the report to determine its Once baseline established, inefficient permanent internal energy teams. situation. buildings will be identified and prioritised for improvements when energy saving measures 15 London borough councils have taken part will be investigated. in the Carbon Trust’s Local Authority Carbon Management Programme. Two have Greater central management of council indicated that they will be involved in phase 6 buildings by Property Services. over 2008/09. Changing how Ealing Town Hall is powered and ensuring it is energy efficient as part of Energy efficiency measures in place across the Annexe redevelopment. London boroughs include: - Energy and water saving equipment (H&F, Changing Greenford Resource Centre into Harrow) office space and upgrade of electrical - Tremble sensors (H&F) services to smooth load on Depot. - Waterless urinals (H&F, K&C) - Timers for lighting (Hillingdon) Identify duty holders/responsible officers for - Occupancy sensor lighting (K&C) management of Council buildings to provide - Remote metering (K&C) training on proper management of their - Photovoltaic panels on Town Hall roof building. Training would include health and (H&F, Lambeth) safety, Legionella, asbestos and good - Solar panels on top of canteen roof at building and maintenance management. Civic Centre (Harrow) - Micro-turbines on roof of Civic Centre (Merton) - Solar PV (Redbridge) - Solar thermal (Redbridge) - Ground source heat pump (Redbridge) - CHP (Redbridge) - Rainwater harvesting (Redbridge) - Green roofs (Redbridge) The Council is investigating moving to TEAM Change how Ealing Town Hall is powered as A number of London borough councils use the system to validate energy bills for council part of the Annexe development and how that TEAM system, such as Camden, Sutton and buildings. can be made more efficient. Kensington and Chelsea. Please note this information is not readily available therefore The Council is investigating ‘green’ energy actual number is not known. options. Some London borough councils procure PowerPerfector voltage optimisation systems green energy (this information is not readily are being investigated for larger council available therefore actual number is not buildings. known). For example, Lewisham procures green energy and the savings are used to fund the work of the Sustainable Energy Unit. A night watchman programme is operational The lighting of Perceval House is ongoing No information readily available. in Perceval House. The night watchman will work for the council. turn off lights in Perceval House through control system if can tell that there is no one in an area. Technical Services is organising for lighting control in Perceval House to be enhanced. The Council is investigating the development This is ongoing work. The Mayor for London announced on 6 March of an Energy Services Company (ESCo) in 2006 that with EDF Energy it was setting up Ealing. an ESCo. The London Borough of Waltham Forest, Woking Borough Council and Southampton City Council have an ESCO present in their areas. The City of Leicester want to develop of an ESCO to deliver the development of a community heating network based upon Combined Heat and Power. The London Borough of Southwark, they are in the final procurement stage of establishing a "Multi utility service company" (MUSCo). This is being specifically established to design, build, finance and operate sustainable energy services for our regeneration of the Elephant & Castle (23 hectare new build). 2. Energy efficiency – Housing What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing Housing – Council stock EH are currently developing an Energy Other London boroughs are also complying Efficiency Strategy. with Decent Homes standards for their council Ealing Homes (EH) manages council housing stock. residents on behalf of Ealing Council. EH plans to use TEAM to: - determine baseline of energy consumption For example, the London Borough of Ealing Homes has been using the programme - set targets Southwark has installed voltage optimisation TEAM, to validate energy bills (gas, water and - calculate how CO2 emissions units and variable speed drives in centralised electricity) since November 2007. This is used - identify the big energy consumers and estate boiler rooms. in conjunction with their Business install energy efficiency measures Management System, which monitors sites and can be used to respond reactively to Lighting on some sites is going to be resident reports. For example it can be used converted to photovoltaic lighting. to turn up or turn off heating on sites. As there is no policy on heating for council stock, EH have developed their own guidelines that it uses to manage the heating of sites. EH does what it can to ensure properties comply with the Decent Homes standards. Housing – private sector The Council will be getting an energy Around 92% of London borough councils (no database of all properties that will contain information available for 7 councils) have Warm Front is a national government scheme CO2 emissions, SAP ratings and fuel poverty energy efficiency programmes and/or grants to install cavity wall and loft insulation, double- data. The aim of having the database will be and funding available to residents. glazing and heating upgrades in private sector to increase SAP ratings and will be used to stock. This scheme targets owner-occupiers report on the new national indicator, 187: Energy efficiency programmes include: and tenants in privately rented properties that Tackling Fuel Poverty. - Wall and loft insulation meet certain criteria. 476 measures have - Low energy lighting been installed in the borough under this An Affordable Warmth Strategy will be - Condensing boilers scheme. developed to address the issues of fuel - Double glazing poverty. - Provision of energy advice In 2004 through to 2006, in conjunction with the energy firm Powergen, the council Infrared mapping of the borough is being Examples of grants and funding initiatives provided 3,500 properties in private sector considered to determine areas most at risk of currently in place in London borough councils stock with free or heavily discounted inadequate heating. include: insulation and heating improvements under - Warm Zones the Heatstreets programme. Promotion of energy efficiency and affordable - Low Carbon Building scheme The insulations were free for anyone aged 70 warmth: - Coldbusters or more, or people aged 60-69 with income of - Event and small workshop on 25 February - Solar for London (grants of £500 to less than £100 a week on top of their state - DVD residents to go towards costs of solar pension, whilst all other homeowners were - Leaflets for residents to go on energy water heating system) also eligible for a discount. efficiency section of the website - Sun Rise scheme - Links on energy efficiency section of the - EnergySmart Warm Zones is a West London Partnership website - Discounted energy efficiency measures project that offers free or discounted cavity for residents that do not meet eligibility wall and loft insulations, heating upgrades The Council is investigating energy savers for criteria of grant programmes and new heating systems. The aim of this residents. project is to increase SAP ratings of private The London Borough of Harrow has stock. contributed £25,000 to run a pilot scheme to install 5 solar thermal systems in properties, Promotion of these programmes includes: to demonstrate the council’s commitment to - Marketing campaign for Warm Zones Nottingham Declaration and HECA. - Mail-out to clients - Leaflets Numerous London boroughs have access to a - Regular promotion in the press local energy advice centre where residents - Seminars can go for free, unbiased advice. - Work with schools and faith groups - Cotton bags with energy advice phone number printed on them handed out on stalls. On the Council’s website, there are energy efficiency web pages. These pages have information on how to save energy, information on discounts, grants and offers available and links for energy advice. The Energy Efficiency Advice Centre provides free and independent energy advice to Ealing residents and small businesses. The council offers four energy saving light bulbs to residents on benefits. 3. Energy efficiency – Schools What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing New school developments are meeting the This is ongoing work. No information available. planning guidelines of incorporating equipment for renewable power generation to provide at least 10% of their predicted energy requirements. This is usually in the form of ground source heat pumps. Energy use is measured in kilowatts not CO2 tonnes per kilogram. The Building Schools for the Future 10 schools have been identified in Ealing. 14 other London boroughs (including Ealing) programme aims to rebuild or renew nearly One of these schools will be rebuilt while the have been announced to take part in the every secondary school in England over a 10 rest will be refurbished. programme. to 15-year period, beginning in 2005-06. The London boroughs of Lewisham and Rebuilds will be carbon neutral with Greenwich were part of the Pathfinder renewable energy installed and carbon authorities for the programme. offsetting. Ealing is one of 23 local authorities that have Ealing Council will receive £6.5 million in The 23 authorities selected are: been chosen as pathfinder projects to pilot the grants towards rebuilding John Perryn Barnet, Birmingham, Bradford, Cornwall, new Primary Capital Programme. Primary School in East Acton. Darlington, Ealing, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Knowsley, Manchester, Across the country, the Primary Capital Newham, North Tyneside, Nottingham City, Programme will rebuild, revamp and remodel Rotherham, Sheffield, Solihull, Somerset, 8,000 of the country’s 18,000 primary schools. Swindon, Torbay, Waltham Forest, Wigan. The aim is to raise standards and improve learning opportunities by creating purpose- built, high-tech and eco-friendly spaces. The aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of schools by 40% of 2003 benchmark through major refurbishment or rebuild. 21 schools are registered in the borough in These schools will be progressing through the All London boroughs have eco-schools. Four the Eco-Schools programme. step process to achieve the next award level. London boroughs have less than 10 eco- Eco-Schools is an international award schools; the remainder have between 11 and programme that guides schools on their 46 schools. sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Once registered, schools follow a simple seven-step process which helps them to address a variety of environmental themes, ranging from litter and waste to healthy living and biodiversity. 4. Renewable Energy What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The Council has not undertaken any This will be considered further during the Approximately 71% of London borough renewable energy projects within its own development of the climate change action councils (no data for 8 councils) have building stock. However, some schools in plan. implemented renewable energy projects Ealing have renewable technology installed within its own building stock. for demonstration purposes. One high school Wind turbines are to be installed in a few has solar panels. schools for demonstration purposes. Of these councils, places where renewable energy projects have been installed are: - Leisure centres - Schools - Sports centres - Town halls - Civic buildings - Council housing Examples of renewable energy projects currently in place in London borough councils include: - Solar panels on Town Halls - Wind turbine trial at new Spitalfields Markets - Photovoltaic (PV) systems - Solar heating of water in schools and tenant’s homes - Micro-turbines on London Borough of Merton’s Civic Centre roof - CHP plants in housing estates The exact number of London boroughs where renewable energy projects have taken place in schools is not known. Examples of projects in schools include, micro-generation, solar heating of water, biomass generation and PV systems. The Council is not aware of any renewable Renewable energy case study houses are The only example found is at the London energy projects that have been permitted and being investigated to be built in the borough. Borough of Greenwich, which has converted completed within the borough. an empty residential property to optimum EcoHomes standard to be used as a No Ealing residents have taken up renewable demonstration house. energy. Renewable energy has not been installed on sites that Ealing Homes manages. In regards to renewable energy, the Council’s Ongoing promotion on website. 16 London boroughs (Ealing not one) are website provides information for residents on: partners of the Creative Environmental - Transferring to a green tariff and draws Network, a not-for-profit organisation working attention to energy suppliers offering in the field of renewable energy, works closely grants for installing energy efficiency with businesses, local government and measures, including renewable energy. community groups to deliver on regional - The Low Carbon Buildings Programme, strategies and policies. which is a Department of Trade and Industry initiative providing grants for The Green Energy Centre has been householders, community organisations, established to help everybody make use of schools, the public sector and businesses renewable energy technologies. to install microgeneration technologies. There are a few grant programmes for householders and communities for renewable energy available. For example, Sun Rise Sun Rise is a bulk discount scheme for the installation of solar water heating. WASTE MINIMISATION AND RECYCLING 1. Waste minimisation and recycling in the council What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing At the start of February 2008, the recycling Mobile phone recycling will be introduced into No information available. programme within Perceval House, Westgate Council buildings. House and Carmelita House was expanded. Recycling will also be expanded in Acton Plastic recycling is being investigated. Town Hall, Ealing Town Hall and 301 Ruislip Road by the end of February 2008. The Council now recycles all paper (including coloured paper, magazines and newspapers), aluminium cans, glass and cardboard. A default print lock trial is currently being If the trial is successful, it will be rolled out No information available. conducted in Perceval House. This is hoped across the Council. to reduce the amount of unclaimed printing that occurs. 2. Waste minimisation and recycling in LBE What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The Council has in place a Waste Collection The Council will be implementing various Other London borough councils have similar Strategy for Ealing 2003 – 2013. This has targets initiatives to reach the targets in the strategy. waste strategies. to reduce waste growth and increase recycling and composting across the borough. Associated with this is a Waste Minimisation Strategy. There are three re-use and recycling centres in the LBE is investigating developing a food waste All London boroughs have access to re-use borough. processing plant at Greenford Depot. and recycling centres. A wide range of materials and household waste can be recycled at these centres. Over 92% of the borough's households already The flats (in blocks) recycling collection All London boroughs offer recycling to have direct access to recycling collection services. service will continue to be introduced, in direct residents. Some Councils have compulsory The vast majority of those households without consultation with all affected households, as recycling access to doorstep recycling will be flats in blocks part of a rolling programme in 2007/8. and flats above shops. Basic door step recycling in other London An innovative six month 'mixed recycling' trial Service expansion to the ‘mixed recycling’ boroughs includes a range of items: collection trial from 1000 properties (flats above collection from flats above shops will be - Paper shops) commenced on 19 November 2007. considered if the trial is successful. - Glass bottles and jars - Food and drink tins All residents eligible for the green box collection service are already able to recycle More advanced door step recycling includes: cardboard, glass and mixed plastics from - Clothes and textiles home (as well as mixed paper, telephone - Shoes directories, cans, aerosols, aluminium foil, - Batteries textiles, shoes, car/household batteries and - Engine oils vegetable/motor oil). - Aluminium foil - Plastic Wooden material is instead accepted for recycling - Cardboard at our three Re-use & Recycling Centres. - Aerosols From August 2007 residents could recycle For waste and recycling collection, other drink and food cartons using special new bins councils offer: located in five sites across the borough. - Re-usable boxes - Bags - Wheelie bins Collection varies from every weekly to fortnightly. Estate recycling usually includes mixed paper, cans and tins and glass. Garden waste is collected weekly across the Ongoing. Other London boroughs councils offer garden borough and recycled using re-usable sacks. waste recycling or resources to compost at home. The Council promotes composting through working in partnership with the government’s Some boroughs offer all year round garden RecycleNow campaign, which offers residents waste collection while others offer it certain reduced prices on compost bins. times of the year. Greenford reuse and recycling centre offers a discount on the normal rate per tonne for loads comprising 100% garden waste only. Recycling is taking place in a number of Ongoing. Recycling is offered to schools by other schools across the borough. London borough councils. Things being recycled in schools include: paper, cardboard, drinking cans, and cooking oil. Compost bins for fruit and vegetable peelings are available upon request. Waste minimisation, recycling and compost There will be ongoing substantial multi- All London borough councils have extensive information is available to residents on the facetted communications around the recent information on their websites about waste and internet and the Welcome Guide for new introduction of waste and recycling recycling. residents to Ealing. improvements, including the employment of three full time Waste Education Officers to The new waste and recycling improvements conduct targeted door stepping throughout were implemented in November 2007. the borough/visits to schools and community Extensive consultation and promotion has groups to promote the benefits of recycling. taken place: Over October to January 2006/07, a two-part, borough-wide public consultation on options for waste and recycling services. In June-September 07, a food waste 'door stepping' campaign took place. All households eligible for service were visited to promote the food waste collection service it's benefits in terms of sustainability (diversion of biodegradable waste from landfill reduces Ealing's impact on climate change), to promote home composting (including provision of subsidised compost bins) and other recycling services in the borough, and to gain feedback from residents on the council's services. In September 07, a flats recycling 'door stepping' campaign took place. All households in blocks of flats (both private and Ealing Homes-managed) were visited to promote the benefits of recycling in general and the flats recycling service. The Council’s waste and recycling team is Ongoing. Other London borough councils do provide educating residents and schools on recycling. education in schools regarding recycling. The Council offers schools the opportunity for the recycling team to come out and visit to One council offers a programme to promote talk to about recycling. recycling in the school and at home by pupils. Schools can order from the Council recycling Pupils have to keep a diary of what they posters and a CD-ROM on glass recycling. recycle at home. Southall businesses have been approached After a successful pilot programme, waste oil Only the London boroughs of Richmond Upon to join a pilot scheme to have their waste oil collection will be going borough wide. A mail- the Thames and Bromley have conducted taken away for free by Proper Oils Ltd. The oil out to all businesses, care homes and schools similar trials. is then turned into an environmentally friendly will be conducted in the next couple of fuel. Once the oil is collected it is sent to months. either Kent or North London for processing to become biodiesel. The pilot scheme is being supported by the Ealing Business Environmental Support and Training initiative (BEST), a partnership launched by the Council with Groundwork West London and Envirowise. 215 litres of used cooking oil collected in the first month (390 litres in total from Ealing). TRANSPORT AND AIR QUALITY What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The current policies around sustainable travel The current LIP for transport is undergoing a LIPs are statutory documents required by the are currently in place: review by Cabinet in April 2008. Greater London Authority Act 1999. They are to be Local Implementation Plan (LIP) – the produced by each of the London Boroughs and will set out how individual boroughs will implement the impact of transport on the environment is Mayor's Transport Strategy in their area. not a priority area and therefore there are no targets for CO2 emissions. Alternate Other area strategies are: forms of travel are covered to ease travel South East London Transport Strategy demands. West London Transport Strategy – this strategy’s vision makes reference to air quality. Alternate transport measures in place: A travel plan for Council staff is currently Approximately 93% of 29 of London boroughs - Travel plans for schools and businesses in being developed. It is proposed that a travel (includes Ealing but do not have data for four the borough coordinator will be employed to develop an councils) have alternate transport measures - 3 faith sites in Ealing have been identified action plan. in place in their borough to stimulate the take- as part of West London pilot for up of cleaner vehicles for travel. destination travel plans (TfL and An electric vehicle and recharging point for Westtrans) one Department is expected late 2008. These measures include: - Car clubs (one available exclusively to - Council staff travel plans staff of LBE for work travel) Currently investigating options to install - School travel plans - 93 electric cars are registered in Ealing electric vehicle charging points in council car - Travel plans for businesses parks across the borough. - Travel plan for shopping centre The BEST initiative has detailed opportunities - Travel plans for major developments available to businesses regarding Workplace - Travel plan advisors Travel Initiatives and Green Fleet Reviews - Free parking for electric vehicles (from EST). - Charging points for electric vehicles - Discounted resident parking permits for ‘green’ vehicles - Car clubs - Information on their websites regarding alternate fuels and travel methods - Some councils offer pool bicycles, electric cars and Oyster cards for its staff Other initiatives that have been implemented/promoted by select councils include: - Green Travel Festival - Residents pledge - Traffic free zones - imovelondon pledge - CO2 charging (central London) The Council monitors air quality in the Proposed Air Quality Policy, which will be Each council has responsibility for measuring borough (this does not include CO2 consulted on from February 2008 for two the quality of ambient air to ensure that it emissions) and implements projects to months. This will inform the development of a meets required standards in relation to the improve air quality in line with Ealing’s Air new Air Quality Strategy and Action Plan for concentration of a defined range of pollutants. Quality Action Plan. Ealing, which will aim to reduce the concentration of air pollutants. Air Quality Action Plans are in place across all There is an internal Air Quality Working Group London boroughs. Some have strategies chaired by Environmental Quality. accompanying them. Ealing Council is opposed to the expansion at This is ongoing work. The Mayor for London and other councils Heathrow Airport. The council is currently have expressed their opposition to the preparing a response to the consultation on Heathrow Airport expansion. the expansion. PLANNING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The current adopted Unitary Development Planning policy is examining changing A few London borough councils have climate Plan (UDP; 2004) includes policies dealing indicators to CO2 emissions due to a directive change policies (i.e. policies with direct with energy. through the Mayor of London’s policy. reference to climate change) already in place within the UDP. These are around renewable The UDP has a chapter on Environmental energy and sustainable design and Resources and Wastes. Under this chapter: construction. - Buildings will be created to energy efficiency standards, and Many boroughs are still at the draft stage of - All major developments are required to their LDFs. They have all indicated (do not incorporate equipment for renewable have information for 6 councils) that climate power generation to provide at least 10% change policies (i.e. policies with direct of their predicted energy requirements. reference to climate change) will be incorporated into the Core Strategy of their The new issues and Options paper for the borough’s LDF. emerging Local Development Framework (LDF), identified options relating to renewable energy generation, sustainable design and construction, tackling traffic congestion and air pollution. The LDF seeks to encourage a cleaner, greener environment through careful use of energy and resources. It is a Government requirement for a This is ongoing work. No information available. sustainability appraisal of planning applications. The Council is currently undertaking a Investigation will be conducted into No information available. Strategic Flood Assessment to identify areas engineering work required for developments of the borough that are at risk of flooding and that are already in an identified flood risk area to what level they are at risk. to ensure that the development can withstand flooding. No zero carbon development/s have been The ‘New Issues and Options Paper’ for the Only two London boroughs (Harrow and completed or identified yet. Council’s Local Development Framework Tower Hamlets) have undertaken or facilitated includes the option of identifying Zero Carbon any zero carbon developments. sites within the Council’s Development Plan Documents. Four London borough councils have zero carbon developments going through planning stages or are almost completed. The majority of the remaining councils (do not have information for six councils) are looking into a zero carbon development for their borough. The Council has not assessed or considered Adaptation will be considered as part of the Only about 20% of 23 London borough adaptation to climate change for its buildings. Partnership for Ealing Climate Change councils (no information for 9 councils) have Strategy and Action Plan. assessed its infrastructure and buildings with regards to adapting to the effects of climate change. Majority of these have carried out an assessment and further work is required. Adaptation measures implemented include: - Green roofs - Passive cooling - Rain water harvesting The majority of councils who have not undertaken an assessment plan to include adaptation as part of their climate change strategies. PROCUREMENT What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The Council is signed up to the Mayor for The Sustainable Procurement Strategy is due Approximately 70% of London boroughs have London’s Green Procurement Code. to go to Corporate Board in April 2008. strategies, policies, guides or toolkits in place around green procurement. The Council is currently developing a These are either called Environmental Sustainable Procurement Strategy. Procurement policies, Sustainable Procurement Strategies or Purchasing Policies. Some councils offer training to staff on green procurement. Some councils insert sustainability criteria into contracts. Meetings have been held to review changing No further meetings have been scheduled. It Approximately 87% (no information for eight the council’s current fleet over to green is hoped that the Climate Change Strategy councils) of London borough councils have alternatives. These meetings have had poor and Action Plan will lead to a Green Fleet introduced the use of renewable/alternate attendance by the relevant stakeholders. Review. fuels into its vehicle fleet. Environmental Quality worked with Street Such alternatives include, electric and hybrid Care to transfer Graffiti Solutions to fleet over cars, LPG and bio-diesel. Most use 5% bio- to LPG. diesel although about 5 councils are aiming to increase the mix of bio-diesel above 5%. Some councils offer pool bicycles, electric cars and Oyster cards for its staff. Energy is currently supplies by numerous The Council are currently investigating No information available. suppliers. purchasing ‘greener’ energy. Other procurement initiatives: Considering printing Around Ealing on Reusable plastic mugs made out of recycled recycled paper. material are available to staff free of charge. EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS RAISING 1. Raising awareness of climate change – Ealing Council staff What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing Ealing Council signed the Nottingham Ealing’s LSP are developing a climate change There are 288 signatories to the Nottingham Declaration on 16 May 2007. strategy and action plan. Declaration (according to website). Of these, 24 are London borough councils. Councils have climate change strategies or environmental strategies or energy strategies or a combination. Approximately 12 (no information available on 8) are currently developing a climate change strategy. Of our West London neighbours 4 are signed up to the Nottingham Declaration. None of our neighbouring councils have a climate change strategy. Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon and Harrow are currently developing strategies with the later two due for completion in 2008. The Council has developed a Climate Change Climate change and energy awareness About 80% of London borough councils (no Champions Scheme for staff. training are being explored to include information on six councils) have staff induction for new starters at the Council. awareness building and training around An article calling for volunteers for the climate change in place. scheme was in the February edition of Frank. Further awareness raising campaigns for Council staff will be considered as part of the Other London borough councils have A news story and information on intranet LSP and the Council’s climate change action schemes such as, Green Champions, Energy accompanied the article. plans. Champions, Environment Champions, Waste Minimisation Champions and Recycling Champions. The Council does not currently have Information on climate change, the Climate About 80% of London borough councils (no information on the intranet on climate change. Change Champions scheme and the information on 6 councils) have staff ‘Greening Your Office’ guide will be uploaded awareness building and training around A ‘Greening Your Office’ guide for the intranet on to the intranet in early March 2008. climate change in place. has been developed but it has not been uploaded onto the intranet. A few councils have green office guides in place for staff. The staff survey does not currently cover how A travel plan for Council staff is currently Numerous other London borough councils staff of the Council travel to and from work. being developed. have staff travel plans in place. An electric car and recharging point for one Some initiatives include: Department is expected late 2008. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have a Bicycle Users Group for staff to promote cycling and support staff who cycle to work or as part of their job. The London boroughs of Camden and Southwark also have a pool of bicycles for staff. A proposal has been put forward to include a This is ongoing work. No information available. sustainability impact section in Cabinet reports. In September 2006 a sustainability event for Further awareness raising campaigns for Awareness raising activities for staff in other Council staff was held in Perceval House. Council staff will be considered as part of the London borough councils include: This event was held as part of Good Going LSP and Council climate change action plans. - Providing information on energy Week – a London wide Campaign to promote consumption sustainable transport and travel awareness - Screening of Al Gore’s film initiatives in London. - Environmental and sustainability training - Energy awareness campaigns As part of this event there was information - Regular audits of waster, recycling and available on climate change, carbon energy use management and energy efficiency. - Implementation of energy saving measures - Lunchtime sessions - Information on intranet - Pledge for staff A Sustainability Network (SUN) exists within A formalised officer network around climate No information available. the Council. SUN acts as a sustainability change has been proposed and will be looked knowledge exchange and programme driver. into over the next couple of months. 2. Raising awareness of climate change – LSP organisations, Residents and Local Businesses What LBE is currently doing What LBE has planned for near future What other councils are doing The Council and the Environment and Climate An action plan for the LSP will be developed The only councils found to have LSP climate Change Board are developing a climate as part of the climate change strategy. This change strategies are, Birmingham City change strategy for the whole LSP. will outline actions for the LSP to collectively Council, Warwickshire County Council, reduce its CO2 emissions. Worcestershire County Council, Southampton County Council and Cumbria County Council The Council is in the process of joining the (currently draft out for consultation). Green 500 service to help produce its own action plan to reduce the CO2 of its Approximately 65% of 23 London borough operations. LSP partners will be encouraged councils (no information for 9 councils) have to develop their own organisation action formally entered into partnerships or plans. arrangements with local businesses or other groups in the community to take forward climate change related initiatives. For example: The London Borough of Barnet has: - An Environmental Forum, which comprises of 6 largest LSP partners in borough. They share good practice on a range of environmental issues, which relate heavily to climate change. - An Environmental Charter, which encourages local businesses of any size to sign up. The charter includes committing them to take action to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The London Borough of Camden has: - Camden Climate Action Network, a group set up by local residents and is supported by the council. - A partnership arrangement with Camden Green Fair. The London boroughs of Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, Redbridge, Richmond Upon the Thames, Southwark and Waltham Forest have working partnerships with LSP partners that address climate change. The London Borough of Lewisham has an Energy Action Zone team provides advice to householders on a ward-by-ward basis. A communication plan for the Climate Change A communication strategy as part of the LSP A majority of London borough councils will be Strategy. Climate Change Action Plan will be developing communication and publicity plans considered. to set out actions to raise awareness of climate change amongst residents (and to a lesser extent staff). There is currently no information on climate ‘Green Pages’ is currently being developed to London borough council websites either have change on the Council’s website. inform LSP organisations/residents about how climate change specific pages or general they can ‘green’ their lifestyles. pages on greening their borough. However, there are air quality and energy efficiency pages on the website. Specific climate change information pages will The London Borough of Wandsworth has a include promotion of the signing of the ‘Green Pledge’ – residents can pledge to Nottingham Declaration, what climate change reduce their environmental impact online. is, what causes climate change, how will it effect London, and what residents can do to tackle climate change. In September 2006, Ealing Council in Awareness raising on climate change for The only London boroughs found to have partnership with Groundwork West London businesses will be considered as part of the similar schemes are: and Envirowise launched the Business LSP Climate Change Action Plan. The London Borough of Camden has a Environmental Support and Training (BEST) business support programme, Better Climate initiative. BEST aims to support local for Camden, which provides advice and businesses to become more environmentally support to businesses on how they can responsible whilst improving their processes, reduce their contribution to climate change. profitability and competitiveness. Small businesses based in Wandsworth have access to support and information from southlondon.biz to become more sustainable and save money. Awareness raising with residents, businesses Awareness raising on climate change for Approximately 68% of London borough and schools currently occurs around: residents will be considered as part of the councils (no information for 6 councils) are - Energy efficiency LSP Climate Change Action Plan. undertaking some sort of communication with - Recycling and waste minimisation residents regarding climate change. However, this information does not relate Awareness raising activities for residents in specifically to climate change. other London borough councils include: - Information/articles in council residents This occurs through the following magazines mechanisms: - Leaflets - The Welcome Guide for New Residents - Video - Publicity campaigns for private housing - Green Fairs/ Green Travel Fair/ Climate energy efficiency grants and funding Change Conference initiatives - Recycling campaigns - Internet - Education in schools - Resident ‘eco-teams’/ resident climate change groups - Information on council website - Information stalls at community events - Presentations at resident associations - Events during Sustainability Week, Energy Efficiency Week, World Environment Day - Residents pledge - Resident champions - Viewing of Al Gore’s film The Council has been involved in tree No tree planting activities are currently No information available. planting activities in the borough. For planned for the near future. example, the Council supported the Brent River Park Tree Planting Project and Council staff teamed up with residents late last year to plant trees in Perivale Park.