Climate Change Action Plan 2021

Climate Change Action Plan 2021

Climate change is the greatest global health threat of the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity.

In April 2019, the Council unanimously adopted a motion to declare a Climate Emergency and set an ambition to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.  Following the Councils declaration, a Climate Emergency Working Group was established and recommended to Full Council on 15 October 2019 that a Climate Change Action Plan be developed.

The first stage of the Climate Change Action Plan development has now taken place. The draft plan recognises what actions the Council, along with our local partners and the community have taken over the last ten years including investment into our critical infrastructure, a move away from fossil fuels, the installation of electric vehicle charging points and how we have been working to protect our marine and terrestrial habitats and species.

The draft plan sets out ten key objectives detailing what we plan to do to combat our carbon emissions over the coming years, focussing specifically on what we can control (through the direct control of sites and services), what we can influence (working with our community and local businesses) and how we will work with our local partners and national stakeholders as we move towards net zero carbon by 2030.

The draft Climate Change Action Plan is available to view here or copies are availbale to view at St Mary's Library. 

Consultation

The Consultation has now fininshed. 

We will be reviewing the consultation responses and publishing the responses and the revised Action plan in early 2022.