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Scarborough Borough Council

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… recycling rates through its channels of communication and seeking opportunities to accept a wider range of goods for recycling, including food waste from 2023 as  national legislation changes.  The Council are proud of the efforts of communities and business in the Borough already  incorporating their own circular economy principles in their work and there is room to do more to  encourage and celebrate…

…. Corporate  Procurement  2021/22  and ongoing 3.4.3  Ensure circular economy and sustainability principles are included in pre‐tender market engagement. Corporate  Procurement  2021/22  and ongoing 3.4.4  Ensure local suppliers are engaged and encouraged to tender for suitable projects. Corporate  Procurement  2021/22  and ongoing 3.4.5  Eliminate single use plastic in the Council wherever…

… must thus work collaboratively with educational and  business partners, such as the Skills Village, to ensure our workers and business leaders of the  coming years have the skills they need. Our growing local economy must also be embedded in circular economy principles, where one organisation’s waste becomes another’s key resource. The Council can play a key role here in  encouraging greater…

circular economy and net zero principles in their  business. Economic  Development  and  Regeneration 2021/22  and ongoing 4.4.8  Support local tourist businesses to offer sustainable and regenerative tourist experiences.  Tourism; Economic  Development  and  Regeneration 2021/22  and ongoing 4.4.9  Support trusted community figures to communicate climate change understanding and actions…

…, building on  the Community Connectors initiative. Economic  Development  and  Regeneration 2021/22  and ongoing 4.4.10  Engage with schools to identify and support  opportunities to build climate awareness, including the  Eco Champions scheme.  Economic  Development  and  Regeneration 2021/22  and ongoing Structure Bookmarks Figure SCARBOROUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL SCARBOROUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL…

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

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…: The Council’s carbon emissions are managed and reduced. EB5 Embed sustainable, low-carbon and circular economy criteria into the design and delivery of new Council buildings and refurbishments. Capital Programmes Lead #/%Reduction in Energy consumption in Council buildings. #/%Reductions in carbon emissions from Council buildings. #Contracts awarded which contain a Climate Change measure…

…. Reduced risk to the insurance sector and the assets they protect. Competitive advantage over other economies which will face more extreme challenges. Fewer people living in fuel poverty. Reduction in unnecessary use of resources (water, food) and generation of waste and use of natural capital. RISKS OPPORTUNITIES Complementing others’ efforts This Plan has been developed…

… into everything we do 12 Our baseline 13 Our climate vision, aims and goals 18 Actions 19 Energy & Buildings 20 Resource Management 22 Transport 24 Land Use 25 Economy 27 Governance 28 Enablers 29 Monitoring & Reporting 30 Glossary 31 Front cover image: Ballintempo Forest, Fermanagh This page: Sunset at Gortin Glens Forest Park Executive Summary This document sets out Fermanagh…

opportunities for green, inclusive growth Peatland restoration and protection helps store carbon and reduce flooding Reuse, recycling and producing energy from waste will help reduce pressure on resources and save money Green spaces support biodiversity. They also improve health and well being by providing tranquil places to relax in, and places to play, exercise, and socialise in Rainwater…

… in the procurement, use and disposal of resources. • Embedding climate change considerations in service delivery and partnership working. • Minimising climate impact from development and encouraging the low carbon economy through the planning system. • Increasing the proportion of reuse and recycling and a reduction in waste to landfill. • Reducing car use for Council business and promoting…

East Ayrshire Council

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… to develop resilient, inclusive local economies, with more local employment and a larger and more diverse business base, also presents us with new opportunities to regenerate our economy. The development of the local green energy sector and local carbon insetting initiatives both provide new way in which to redirect wealth and the benefits of wealth creation back into our communities. 22. Food…

… products and carbon reduction initiatives. Our activities should prioritise and extend every opportunity to strengthen Net Zero, local value and the just transition in all areas of procurement. National Energy Research Demonstrator (NERD) Project 25. With £17m funding earmarked for the NERD, this project is our flagship response to climate change in East Ayrshire. Working closely…

… of accelerating the Council’s investment in NERD Demonstrator Projects within the context of the delivery of the Council’s Capital Programme or wider investment opportunities in the public or private sector. This will include a pilot project as part of the Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme which will trial new building energy efficiency measures on listed buildings. COP26 will provide us…

… consumption and how we will work with our communities and support business to reduce their emissions. It also identifies opportunities to involve our schools, communities and business in helping to raise awareness and create a local movement which is focused on reducing carbon emissions and/or offseting our carbon emissions through local community based initiatives and sets out our plans for engaging…

… Project -geothermal energy storage; and  River Source Heat Opportunities. 33. Even recognising the embodied carbon reductions associated with retrofit over new-build there will continue to be instances where new buildings are required, either because of the absence of any existing building provision or the unsuitability of existing buildings for conversion. New-build represents…

East Devon District Council

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… greenhouse gases is made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. Carbon offsets are measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e). One tonne of carbon offset represents the reduction of one tonne of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases. We will explore the opportunities to offset using our land and assets. We have agreed to embrace the circular economy

… carbon footprint annually. • Renewable and low carbon energy sources will support us in reaching or exceeding our targets. • Critical adaptation measures will be implemented. • New planned development will have minimal environmental impact. • The low carbon economy is thriving. Our Commitment “We need to manage the risks posed by climate change and reduce our greenhouse gas…

…, which is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. As well as creating new opportunities for growth, a more circular economy will: https://en.wikipedia.org…

… emissions and preparing for climate change is given equal importance. We aim to undertake critical adaptation measures identified with partners to ensure the resilience of people, homes, communities, and businesses. Our Priorities • Increase resilience to climate change to maintain East Devon as a safe and healthy place to live, work and visit. • Enable reductions in greenhouse gas…

… emissions from energy consumption in homes, transport and businesses in East Devon. • Enable the development of secure supplies of renewable and low carbon energy for individuals, communities, business and industry. • Support new development which seeks to minimise additional associated greenhouse gas emissions. • Contribute towards developing the low carbon economy. How are we planning…

West Dunbartonshire Council

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… and Vulnerability 9 Strategic Environmental Assessment 10 4 Themes and Actions 12 Actions 12 Overarching Actions 13 Energy, Water & Assets 14 Housing 15 Waste & Circular Economy 16 Sustainable Travel 17 Sustainable Procurement 18 Biodiversity, Greenspace & Landscape 19 Climate Impacts, Risk & Adaptation 20 Schools & Education 21 Communities & Health 22 5…

… emissions by 80% by 2050, with an interim reduction of 42% by 2020. In 2014 this interim target was met and exceeded (45.8%), originally leading to a new target set for a reduction of 50% for 2020. These targets present Scotland with significant social and economic opportunities, as well as challenges, and required a range of actions across society and the economy. The Climate Change (Scotland…

…% reduction by 2020 (replacing the original 50% target); • 75% reduction by 2030; • 90% reduction by 2040; and • ‘Net Zero’ emissions by 2045. The commissioning of the project aligned with the renewal of the Council’s Energy Strategy and Carbon Management Plan, providing an ideal opportunity to integrate all documents into one Climate Change Strategy. Whilst the climate emergency has focused minds…

… tCO2e Interim target by 2030/31 Interim target by 2040/41 by 2045/46CA RB ON N EUTRAL CARBON NEUTRA L Climate Impacts, Risk & Adaptation Schools & Education Communities & Health Biodiversity, Landscape & Greenspace Sustainable Procurement Sustainable Travel Energy & Water & Assets Waste & Circular EconomyHousing Overarching Actions THEMES CLIMATE CHANGE…

…, researching ways to transition to a zero waste and circular economy by supporting national efforts to eradicate waste to landfill. • Implement and monitor a new Circular Economy and Waste Reduction Strategy for West Dunbartonshire - detailing how the Council will help reduce, reuse and recycle, detailing corporate standards, targets and staff guidance for our waste activities, including improving…

North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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… provides the opportunity to produce both a renewable heat, and electricity supply. The Role of Street Lighting During 2017-2019 NTC commenced their initial LED replacement scheme covering some 7300 columns. The average energy saving came in at 60% on this part of the street lighting portfolio. As well as the reduction in lamp wattage , where applicable, trimming and dimming were introduced…

… is exploring ways it can build circular economy into other policies to transition to a low carbon economy working with residents, community groups and businesses to help us achieve net-zero emissions across the whole borough. 20 ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE NORTH TYNESIDE Carbon Net Zero 2030 Action Plan 2023/24 From 2005, the borough has seen a 44.6% reduction in its carbon footprint…

… and public sector organisations to address commercial and industrial generated emissions. The Board is passionate about supporting businesses across the borough and has recently developed some practical tools to share, including the Carbon Reduction Award Toolkit and the Climate Adaptation Toolkit. Whilst challenges do exist, there are also opportunities ahead which we will maximise…

… in the Energy Efficiency Awards and shortlisted for the National Energy Efficiency Awards Installed roof top Solar PV & Solar Car Portals and a commercial scale battery storage unit to the Killingworth Site Initiated a cross- party working group to assess options for on- street EV charging for the public Published an EV Charging Policy Businesses awarded with Carbon Reduction

… Award Scheme certificates Undertaking a full review of practical interventions for renewable energy on Developed and promoted a Climate Adaptation Toolkit to support North Tyneside businesses Updated the business resource and funding guide to support the low carbon transition on the authority website Planted over Grant Award for Included questions in the resident’s…

Cambridge City Council

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… in Cambridge, but this figure is much higher when taking into account the production and transport of goods which are ultimately thrown away. We will help reduce carbon emissions from waste by promoting a more circular economy based around reusing, repairing and recycling materials: ● Rolling out a large-scale trial of separate food waste collections in the north of Cambridge and considering…

… sustainable food page 47 OBJECTIVE 6 Supporting Council services, residents and businesses to adapt to the impacts of climate change page 50 Glossary page 55 APPENDIX A Potential future reductions in City Council carbon emissions page 58 APPENDIX B Doughnut Economics model page 59 Cambridge City Council | Climate Change Strategy 2021-2026 page 3 Executive Summary There is clear scientific…

… temperatures. The likely impacts of these changes include decreases in human and non-human health and wellbeing, damage to built and green infrastructure, and increased demand and costs for public services. These all create an imperative for action on the part of all those who have agency over energy consumption production and distribution, carbon emissions and mitigation and adaptation

… interventions. Opportunities While climate change presents very significant challenges, there are a number of opportunities to respond with greater impact created by recent developments: ● Building on an increased public awareness and acceptance that climate change is https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/06/last-four-years-have-hottest-record-un-says/ https…

…% disagreeing6. The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Glasgow in 2021 is likely to further raise public awareness and influence national policy on climate change. ● Building on increased public awareness of the effects of climate change and the need to adapt to them. For example, in the context of both…

Shetland Islands Council

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… Zero 11 Adaptation 12 Just Transition 14 Co-Benefits 16 Climate Change Programme 18 Net Zero route Maps and Data 20 Strategy Development and Structure 32 Reporting and Monitoring 35 Enablers: Leadership and Governance 38 Alignment 39 Money 40 Empowerment 41 Communications 42 Themes: Energy 48 Buildings 50 Transport 52 Resource and Waste 54 Business and Industry 56 Nature Based…

…. There are many co-benefits to undertaking climate action, including a healthier population, safer and more eff icient transportation, a reduction in fuel poverty and investment in our local skills and economy. The Strategy will position Shetland Islands Council to be a leader within Shetland and Scotland. We will work with regional and national partners to achieve the objectives laid out…

…, increased pests, pathogens and invasive species and disrupted supply chains. All of these will influence our health and wellbeing, infrastructure, economy, and environment. It is therefore essential that we proactively act to address climate change, through both mitigation and adaptation, to minimise the worst effects and to be prepared for a changing climate. Scotland has set a target…

… and represented within actions to address it, the Shetland Climate Conversation was established. This initiative provides opportunity and space for a flow of communication between the community, the council and partner organisations 14 SIC Climate Change Strategy 2023-27 15 SIC Climate Change Strategy 2023-27 Climate Change StrategyClimate Change Strategy Co-benefits Climate change has complex causes…

… and effects, touching nearly every area of society. This however means that mitigating and adapting to a changing climate will also provide opportunities, opening doors for brand new industries and new ways of living that provide an array of social benefits incidental to avoiding the worst effects of climate change. These are usually called “co- benefits.” This strategy seeks to maximise and highlight…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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… condition survey to provide information on and opportunities for potential energy efficiency improvements Survey complete Low Enabling Innovation and Funding Q4 2021/22 Housing Services 97. Deliver the capital programme to improve blocks and estates including renewal of windows, roofs, heating systems and lighting improvements to improve energy efficiency. Through the programme, identify…

… and new build PPA for zero carbon generation, reducing Scope 2 carbon emissions. Existing High Thriving Green Economy Q1 2021/22 Property Services 14. Explore alternative options for purchasing low-carbon gas Continue to explore options for low-carbon gas purchasing as part of next energy contract from 2024 Existing Enabling Thriving Green Economy Ongoing Property Services…

… of emissions, promote circular economy and reduce emissions through the supply chain Criteria developed Low High Innovation and Funding Q1 2022/23 Financial Services 20. Explore feasibility of increasing deliveries to the council using sustainable methods, such as electric vehicles. Options investigated and developed Low Medium Improved Air Quality Q2 2021/22 Financial Services 21. Work…

… 89. Identify funding opportunities and suitable areas for pilot e-bike deliveries to encourage their use for ‘last mile deliveries’ Pilot areas identified and approved. Low Medium Improved Air Quality Low Carbon Behaviours Q4 2020/21 Planning and Transport/ Highways Operations and Streetscene Energy Management 90. Improving the energy efficiency of homes in the borough…

… network for WYR schemes. High High Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Ongoing Regeneration 108. Exceed Wandsworth’s 35% C02 reduction requirements on the Council’s 1000 new homes development programme. This will include supporting fitting of communal forms of heating that utilise air source technologies at Randall Close and Patmore. At least a 35% CO2 reduction achieved…

North East Lincolnshire Council

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… aspiration for a green future for our place, ‘All people in North East Lincolnshire benefit from a green economy  and high‐quality environment’.  This is backed up by the following statement:    “We want North East Lincolnshire to be a thriving low carbon economy powered by sustainable energy. A circular economy, where businesses and  residents reject the throw‐away society, instead reducing, re‐using…

…. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report introduces a proposed Carbon Roadmap and action plan (Appendix A) and public survey report (Appendix B). The next 20 years will require significant change in how we live our lives and manage our business to transform North East Lincolnshire into a thriving low carbon economy, powered by sustainable energy, where residents live in energy efficient, healthy homes…

… to mitigation work and reduction of carbon emissions across North East Lincolnshire. As part of this work, we have looked closely at government direction such as the 25-year Environment Plan, the 10-point plan for green industrial revolution and the progressing Environment Bill. We have further considered the principles set out in the regional Estuary Plan and the direction provided by both the Yorkshire…

… an in-depth review of current policies, procedures and activities. The review has identified our current carbon impact, the wider emissions in our Borough and set out an approach to identify opportunities to reduce our own carbon emissions as well as contribute to mitigation work and reduction of carbon emissions across North East Lincolnshire. 1.7 This work has highlighted the opportunity

… Environment Plan, an energy plan and a ten‐point plan for a green industrial revolution, to  guide decisions. A new Environment Act is expected in 2022. This will cover air pollution, waste reduction, the restoration of natural habitats and the  management of water resources in a changing climate.  Developing our own plan  The actions taken by organisations and individuals in North East Lincolnshire…

City of London

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… their biodiversity and resilience value Align our financial investment portfolio with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change Embed circular economy principles into our capital projects and reduce carbon intensity by using life cycle carbon and cost assessment techniques and design specifications Accelerate the move to net zero carbon and energy efficient tenanted buildings, working closely…

… renewable energy strategy Use our planning role to influence others to embed carbon analysis and circular economy principles in capital projects Advocate the importance of green spaces and urban greening as natural carbon sinks, and their contribution to biodiversity and overall wellbeing Support organisations in the Square Mile to build circular, low- carbon and resilient supply chains Provide…

… action on air pollution in London Reduce pollution and increase the resilience of the Square Mile Reduce air pollution through implementing our ambitious air quality and transport strategies Embrace circular economy principles across our strategies and work Work with our creative and educational sector partners to deliver sustainable initiatives Enhance greening and biodiversity across our…

… baseline 10 View online at: Adapting to climate change 12 theglobalcity.uk/resources AT THE CITY CORPORATION WE WILL DO THIS THROUGH MAJOR INVESTMENT IN: Improving energy efficiency at our investment and corporate properties Aligning our investment portfolio with the Paris Agreement Enhancing carbon removal in our open spaces Protecting our shared natural resources Driving net zero…

…, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London The City of London Corporation’s core purpose is to promote the long-term interests of the City, and thereby support the UK’s economy. We have long been champions of sustainability. We were the first local government body to introduce a smokeless zone, in 1954, two years ahead of the Clean Air Act. We developed a climate change adaptation

Leicestershire County Council

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… the reduced use of raw materials and fossil fuels, the increased use of renewable energy and the deployment of smarter and more efficient processes. N2. Work with partners and businesses to increase awareness of the need to take action on climate change, to measure and reduce the environmental impact of economic growth and to support affirmative carbon reduction and circular economy practices…

… Leicestershire’s economic prosperity benefits everyone and supports resilient, clean growth. By contributing to a reduction in carbon emissions and helping to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change which are predicted to have significant negative impacts on the economy. By identifying local business opportunities that will arise from the move towards a low carbon future e.g. renewable…

… them informed about their environmental roles and responsibilities; • Enabling us to identify opportunities to invest in initiatives that reduce our environmental impact and, in the longer term, save us money; • Reducing the risk of environmental incidents that result in negative local impacts; • Supporting national and international efforts in combatting the impacts of and adapting

… and developers to advance sustainable growth opportunities that embed developments which are low carbon, enhance biodiversity and are climate resilient. 24 25 Water • 10% reduction in consumption of potable water by 2021 Transportation • 11% reduction in total business mileage claimed by 2023* • Improvement in greenhouse gas emissions from transport (A Roads, Minor roads and other) Energy

energy, sustainable transport, smart technologies, research and development. By seeking to address concerns around energy security and energy costs by identifying opportunities for local energy generation and distribution. By supporting the more sustainable use of resources and greater resource efficiency and enabling reductions in costs for businesses. By supporting efforts that recognise…

Essex County Council

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… Recommended £3.0m 2022/23- 2025/26. 28 Initiative Description Financial commitment Align ECC strategic aims Highways LED Complete replacement of all street lighting lanterns with LED units, which will result in a significant energy saving, and therefore carbon reduction. We are currently one year into the programme with 50,000 units replaced out of a lighting stock of 130,000 units. The programme

reduction, enhanced recycling and sustainable disposal. We are relaunching our Recycling Centres by bringing this service in- house and focusing it on meeting local needs and providing enhanced opportunities to reuse and recycle. Whilst our engagement with residents and partners through ‘Love Essex’ and the ‘Blueprint for a Circular Economy’ project is ensuring we are all better equipped to reduce…

… it can achieve its climate change targets. With a rationalised estate and a clear strategy in place, the authority will be better able to target carbon reduction investment on property that is to be retained long term and roll out more retrofit projects. 17 Initiative Description Financial commitment Align ECC strategic aims Retrofitting homes and energy efficiency: supporting low…

… the standard material for inlay surfacing. This form of asphalt is better for the environment because it uses less energy when it is being mixed and laid. This one simple switch is expected to significantly reduce carbon emissions and work is underway to quantify this saving. Within existing Capital Programme. 29 Initiative Description Financial commitment Align ECC strategic aims Bus Back Better…

… will have tackling climate change at its core to ensure waste system design, procurement and operational approaches actively contribute to net zero targets. We have already committed to zero waste to landfill by 2030 We are relaunching our Recycling Centres by bringing this service in-house We are working towards a more circular economy 32 Initiative Description Financial…

London Borough of Merton

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… recovery. The Council and organisations will promote a circular and low carbon economy by raising awareness on and encouraging sustainable consumption, waste reduction and recycling, and green finance to 2050. By 2021, the Council will review on-street waste infrastructure across Merton and develop a strategy to encourage residents and businesses to recycle and reduce waste. By 2023…

… ownership of public green spaces and have an improved sense of wellbeing. Green Economy Merton will have a thriving green and circular economy, with businesses providing accessible low carbon services and offering sustainable, local and healthy products. Individuals and companies will consider the environmental impacts of what they buy and sell due to increased environmental awareness

… will have a thriving green and circular economy, with businesses providing accessible low carbon services and offering sustainable, local and healthy products. Individuals and companies will consider the environmental impact of what they buy and sell due to increased climate awareness. People will re-use, repair and share products, avoiding unnecessary packaging and single-use plastics, so very little…

…. Highways team will convert 90% of street lighting to LED by 2030. ACTIONS ACTIVITIES THAT ENABLE CHANGE TO HAPPEN The Council has undertaken a 10 year programme of investment to improve the energy efficiency of Council-owned and operated buildings, and install 2MW of solar panels. The energy savings have resulted in a 45% reduction in carbon emissions and significant bill savings. Case Study…

…%) homes with good insulation 9,000 (10%) homes with heat pumps 1.6% local renewable energy 5,100 tonnes (7.5%) reduction in Local Authority collected waste 34,000 tonnes (50%) reduction in Local Authority collected waste 39,100 tonnes (57.5%) reduction in Local Authority collected waste Green Economy 2040 Buildings & energy 203348,000 (55%) homes with good insulation 37,000 (43%) homes…

Renfrewshire Council

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… to participate and benefit from Council energy efficiency improvement programmes and will work with owner-occupiers and the private rented sector to share learning and identify opportunities to reduce costs for all through economies of scale We will increase energy security and resilience - mapping strategically across Renfrewshire to identify local energy solutions for heat, power and transport on an area…

… of Renfrewshire's Plan for Net Zero, its priorities, key themes, actions and next steps On this page Summary 5 key themes and actions: Clean energy Sustainable transport Circular economy Connected…

… Maximise reuse, repair and recovery Sustainable waste management Supporting communities to reduce waste Offsetting: disposal as a last resort, with local offsetting of associated emissions to compensate How the Council will lead and enable the transition: We will identify procurement hot spots within the Council's supply chains, activities and operations to maximise circular economy opportunities

… into our procurement practices to ensure a local-centred approach which redirects wealth back into the local economy and provides opportunities and benefits into the hands of local people We will work with our communities to identify opportunities for land and assets within their local area to develop local projects which benefit those who live there, e.g. community energy opportunities, food growing…

… partners to attract large-scale public and private investment to ensure community wealth building, quality green jobs and resulting in inclusive, empowered, resilient, sustainable communities with a reduced reliance on fossil fuels, for example increased community and locally owned energy Sustainable Transport We will maximise sustainable transport opportunities

Horsham District Council

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… District’s Climate Action Strategy | Towards Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience Launch a residential retrofitting programme to reduce energy and water consumption. Collaborate with the Highway Authority to improve local public transport. Collaborate with WSCC to build a EV charging network across the region. Explore opportunities to create a sharing economy. Scale up existing…

… the potential opportunities to make significant and rapid carbon reductions. This analysis has informed the key strategies and targeted approaches in this Climate Action Strategy. Some key findings for Horsham District includes: • Building-related emissions account for over half of all emissions in Horsham District, mainly linked to energy consumption. • Electricity grid mix is currently heavily…

… for the Horsham District high streets. Work with existing community groups to promote a circular economy and increase recycling rates. Launch a comprehensive behaviour change campaign in partnership working with existing community groups. Develop an Energy Resilience Strategy. Implement a shadow carbon price. Create a Green Business Investment Zone. Organise a Green Skills and Green Jobs…

… District is already contributing to progress in this space, which should continue to be built upon in future projects. Moving forwards, solid-waste disposal should be the focus of reduction efforts as it is the source of the majority of the District’s waste related emissions. Overarching Goals: • Circular Economy: To transition to a circular economy where waste generation is minimised and re…

… systems that increase food security and residents’ health and wellbeing. Buildings Transport Energy Land UseWaste Systems interventions target specific high carbon-emitting topics and climate resilience opportunities in order to drive the strategic delivery of climate action. These projects and initiatives will have a direct impact on the District’s carbon emissions and resilience to climate…

Blaby District Council

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… of renewable energy, reducing the demand for energy and protecting and enhancing carbon sinks. • Ensure the Council’s own activities are carbon neutral by 2030 and, in line with Climate Change Act 2008, work with partners and the community to support the district in its aspiration to be Carbon Neutral by 2050, if not earlier. • Support initiatives that help communities to adapt to the changing…

… for action on climate change and the environment, be that in terms of reducing the use of single use plastics, improving air quality, encouraging the use of low emissions vehicles and/or improving energy effciency. Now more than ever we must look forward rather than aiming to get back to normal and be ready to take the opportunities emerging from a ‘green recovery’. The collective response to Covid 19…

… the environment, people and the economy. This is a climate strategy for Blaby District to respond to both: MITIGATION: the causes of climate change, for example, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving carbon sinks (forests, oceans and future technology); and ADAPTATION: addressing the potential impacts of climate change, for example, actions to adapt to foods, storms or heatwaves and ongoing…

… is likely to impact the district directly though local extreme weather events and through changes further afeld which may impact the district indirectly by impacting the economy and the supply of goods and services such as food or public services. We need to plan for, adapt to and build our resilience against these future risks in a way that provides wider co-benefts so that, no matter what the future…

… the environment is a priority in its own right, environmental issues are cross cutting and hence this strategy will also support outcomes in the four other areas: ECONOMY: Help create a sustainable and vibrant economy that works for all AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Provide affordable, energy effcient homes for our diverse and changing population. HEALTH & WELL-BEING: Promote the co- benefts…

London Borough of Ealing

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… with the following aims: • To spread awareness of climate change and future energy challenges, and motivate people to change accordingly; • To describe a low energy future and plan how to get there; • To help build Ealing’s self- reliance in areas such as food, energy, jobs, community and economy • To act as a focal point / hub for the people of Ealing to exchange ideas and skills…

… panel systems that provide green electricity to 500 homes. Council offices have saved significantly on energy consumption and bills from improvements and better management over the past five years. The Cowgate Day Centre retrofitted to achieve a 49% reduction in energy consumption since 2014/15. A community energy programme, led by Ealing Transition, has installed solar panels…

…. Each thematic section also indicates co-benefits of addressing climate change in the focus area. Benefits of climate change mitigation and ecological conservation for the UK include improvements in public health, reduced NHS costs, greater energy security, growth in the low-carbon jobs market and a reduction in poverty and inequality. Find out more about the importance of co-benefits…

…, discussed in Section 6, will shape our response to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This means that when considering policy responses and service provision, the council will take a socially just approach, which builds the 5 community resilience within the borough. The council will raise awareness, particularly within the most vulnerable communities, to prepare for, respond…

… in the Green Economy The Council’s Adult Education, Apprenticeship, and Employment Skills Partnership teams have joined with the West London Alliance and the Council’s Climate Action and COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS: EALING TRANSITION INITIATIVE A local community group whose aim is to help the community transition to a low carbon future. Ealing Transition Initiative has been set up…

Crawley Borough Council

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… and consider durability, longevity and sharing economy. Ensure systems conserve water, noting that water supply and disposal demand significant energy. 4.2. Adopt circular economy principles and follow the waste hierarchy of resource Reduction and Reuse before Recycling, including use of waste water – despite some mainstream recognition of the three ‘R’s, the focus still tends to be on recycling…

… minimising resource use, reducing waste creation including reduction in water use 4.2. Apply the circular economy approach and follow the waste hierarchy of resource reduction and reuse before recycling, including use of waste water 8 regenerating natural systems. We need to embed these principles into our everyday operation and decision making. 5. Procurement 5.1. Minimise…

… emissions from energy use in buildings and transport have been determined and reported annually since 2009 (apart from 2014 and 2018). The figure below shows the generally downward trend in emissions over the past 10 years. These carbon reductions were achieved through, for example: • Crawley Homes - energy efficiency retrofit programme (loft, cavity and solid wall insulation, and solar PV…

… pathways for the borough as a whole to help us plan our own Climate Emergency response. Anthesis used the SCATTER tool4 to test different packages of interventions. These illustrated the potential to decarbonise buildings, transport, waste and generate renewable energy across the borough and helped us develop the core principles to underpin action critical to delivering on our carbon reduction

… Core Principles: 1.1. Reduce energy demand 1.2. Transition to low carbon heat and cooling 1.3. Stop investing in technologies now that leave a carbon legacy 1.4. Promote & support innovation in delivery of low and zero carbon energy The key areas for action are: 1. Energy – demand reduction & low carbon heat and cooling 2. Renewable Energy & Storage 3. Low carbon…

London Borough of Southwark

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… ............................................................. 45 Priority 4 – A Circular Economy with Green Jobs ................................................. 50 Priority 5 – Renewable Energy ............................................................................. 56 Learning and Engaging ............................................................................................ 62 Diverse voices…

… will require all the energy, innovation and resources that we can muster together. Action is needed across all five areas identified in this strategy: greener buildings, active and sustainable travel, thriving natural environment, a circular economy, and renewable energy. This is a positive and exciting vision but also one that requires us all to do things differently. We want to thank all Southwark…

… service-based activities. Borough Wide Emissions Pathway Appendix A contains updated emissions data relating to borough-wide pathways to carbon neutrality. This modelling uses EnergyPRO and looks at emissions from Southwark’s buildings, on-road transport and energy supply, assessing the opportunities for emissions reduction. Achieving carbon neutral assumes a transition to electrified…

… heating and transport as well as a successful programme of energy demand reduction measures. Even with such changes there are still residual emissions which would require offsetting. A full methodology is contained within Appendix A, including the assumptions the modelling utilises to highlight a path to carbon neutral across energy, housing and transport. 13 Council’s Own…

… provides opportunity to stimulate the local economy. As the low carbon economy grows, we expect to see positive impacts in other areas. For example, homeowners rolling out retrofit are expected to experience lower energy bills and an improved standard of living. Similarly, in reducing road traffic, residents can live healthier, safer lives. This just transition is a significant additional driver…

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