In the 2000s Islington Council set a target for the borough to reduce its carbon emissions by 40% between 2005 and 2020, which ISEP has supported since its establishment. Each year the government publishes carbon emission figures for each district, with the 2016 figures published at the end of June 2018.
The latest data shows that between 2005 and 2016, carbon emissions in the borough reduced by 36%, meaning that we appear to be ahead of schedule. This was despite a 25% increase in Islington’s population – if this is taken into account, per capita emissions were down 49%!
The figures also break down emissions into different sectors, with the top level consisting of commercial, domestic and transport. ISEP members are clearly playing their part, as commercial emissions were reduced by 41% between 2005 and 2016!