Enfield is one of 122 global regions to receive the top grade on climate action from environmental data charity, CDP.
The A grade awarded to Enfield recognises that the Council is taking bold steps on environmental action, despite the pressures of a challenging global economic situation.
This is an improvement from Enfield Council’s A- grade, awarded last year. In 2022, just over one in ten locations scored by CDP (12 per cent) received an A.
Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Ergin Erbil, said: “This A rating shows the incredible progress this Council has made since announcing a climate emergency in 2019.
“We are under no illusions that there is still a lot of work to be done. We also acknowledge that there are incredibly tough times ahead given the current economic outlook. However, by working ambitiously with our partners, local organisations and other public bodies, we know we can continue to build on this momentum and achieve all our climate action objectives.”
Designed to encourage and support cities to ramp up their climate action and ambition, CDP’s A List is based on environmental data disclosed to them by cities and local authorities. Enfield Council completed an extensive questionnaire as part of its commitment to monitor and measure the progress it is making on climate action.
CDP said A list regions are taking twice as many mitigation and adaptation measures as non-A listers. They are demonstrating their climate leadership through concerted and effective action, just as national governments have been asked to do at COP27.
The announcement of Enfield’s A grade comes at an important time. The Council has just completed its annual Progress and Emissions Review and is about to launch a series of engagement events across the borough on the Council’s Climate Action Plan. More information on this and how to get involved can be found on the Council’s Climate Action page.