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Camden keeps to 10:10 promise

5 January 2012 No Comment

Camden has become one of the UK’s front-runners for cutting carbon emissions, camden.gov.ukreports. Camden Council was one of the many around the UK which signed up to the 10:10 campaign in September 2009, whereby councils pledged to cut their carbon emissions by 10 per cent at a time.

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Reducing carbon emissions

Despite not managing to cut emissions by the full 10 per cent (Camden achieved nine per cent), it is still one of the UK’s leaders; with the others who signed up to the scheme averaging seven per cent.

Upgrading of building cladding to improve insulation

Among the schemes implemented by Camden Council were procurement of low-emission vehicles, upgrading buildings through improved insulation such as external cladding, the use of alternative fuels and the installation of renewable energy facilities.

Camden Council has also set itself further energy reduction targets; aiming to cut its carbon emissions 21 per cent by March 2015 and 40 per cent by March 2020.

Making a stand against climate change

Speaking to greenbuildingpress.co.uk of their result, Camden Council’s cabinet minister for sustainability and transport, councillor Sean Birch, enthused:

“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.”

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