Climate change remains arguably the greatest threat to the world and air quality issues threaten damage to our health. The impacts of these issues are not just confined to the other side of the world but are expected to have significant impacts locally and for our residents, particularly the most vulnerable members of our community. That is why we must all step up and take action.
And tackling these issues will bring a whole host of benefits to our borough, creating a healthier place to live and work, providing new jobs and helping tackle social issues such as fuel poverty.
This strategy sets out a framework for us to take action to tackle these issues and meet the ambitious targets set out in our Climate Emergency declaration, in particular:
Action by all - the need for everyone in the borough to contribute
Buildings - tackling emissions from heating and powering our buildings
Transport - tackling emissions from vehicles
Zero carbon electricity - supporting the transition to a decarbonised electricity system
Waste and consumption - reducing waste and consumption
Natural environment - maximising the climate mitigation and adaptation qualities of the natural environment
As a council, we think we need to:
Further details are set out in the full strategy below.
The action plans accompany the strategy and include further detail of the actions we intend to implement in each area. The action plans will be updated at least annually, to account for new actions and progress made to date.
If you have an enquiry about climate change or sustainability, send a message to the Climate Change Team
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