Chinese government pays Enfield official visit

Wed 23 September 2015, 10:04 am

Government officials from China visited Enfield this month to find out about the borough’s sustainability initiatives.

The seven Chinese delegates were given information about how the council deals with pollution, recycling and emission reduction. The council presented the Enfield 2020 sustainability programme, which includes more than 50 large-scale projects.

The authority has now revealed the officials were so impressed with the visit that they have asked Enfield to help develop future programmes across China. 

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, Councillor Daniel Anderson, said: “Enfield Council is very excited about some of the huge environmental projects that we have on the go right now, such as the Lea Valley Heat Network, which will provide clean affordable power to hundreds of homes locally; and our large scale, sustainable building programmes.

“The day went extremely well and I was subsequently delighted to hear that we have been asked to share our knowledge with environmental professionals throughout China.”