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Eden District Council

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… ........................................................................................................ 14 4.1 Carbon Reduction and Biodiversity Action Plan – The Context ....................................... 15 4.2 Initial Action Plan ..................................................................................................................... 15 4.3 Our Asset and Energy ............................................................................................................... 0…

… and Ecological Emergency in July 2019. The objective is to make the Council’s operations zero carbon by 2030, to encourage initiatives which help Eden District to become net zero carbon; to improve biodiversity while preserving our working cultural landscapes and economies. Our wish is for Eden to be a sustainable place where everyone has an opportunity to prosper. This strategy has been produced…

… to include sustainability in tenders and contracts New Procurement Strategy adopted by end of 2023 Implement sustainability into procurement strategy by end of 2022 Internal Sustainable Support Initiatives that preserve resources, minimise waste and promote circular economy Continue to work with Cumbria Strategic Waste Partnership Support organisations working with businesses…

… to promote Explore ways to promote waste reduction, low carbon technology and circular economy with businesses in Eden External Sustainable / Creative 4 waste reduction and low carbon technologies. 4.6 Support Support 2021-2023 Objectives Associated Actions Measurement/Target Internal or External Action Corporate Objective Improve the environmental sustainability…

… that will support the delivery of the vision, including commissioning specialist support work with parishes to use the carbon calculator to develop projects. Establish a fund to support project delivery. Develop (fund) projects with community such as community energy, greening development, community resilience, circular economy, etc. 20 parishes to sign up to the Greening Campaign by end of 2022…

City of York Council

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… of the natural environment. We have seen our place in history is not defined by how we travel, the holidays we take, or the goods we buy, but instead by our health, the strength of the relationships around us, and how we position our economies and communities to adapt to unprecedented ever-changing circumstances. We owe it to our city – its heritage, the people living and working in it today…

… spaces, less air pollution and greater tree canopy cover we will support the wellbeing of our residents and increase biodiversity. 4. We will create new employment and investment opportunities, strengthening the economy through our work with local suppliers to build local “green” skills in sectors such as retrofitting and the bio-economy. We will proactively seek alternative funding streams…

… emissions 3.5 Futureproof infrastructure Waste 4.1 Reduce amount of waste 4.2 Increase reuse, repair and recycling rates 4.3 Move towards a circular economy Natural Environment 6.1 Increase tree planting 6.2 Increase carbon storage 6.3 Promote sustainable land management 6.4 Reduce the impacts of extreme weather events and climate risks Commercial & Industrial 5.1…

… Improve process efficiency 5.2 Shift away from fossil fuels 5.3 Grow the green economy 5.4 Increase resilience to climate risks Energy 7.1 Increase renewable energy generation 7.2 Improve energy flexibility and storage 7.3 Support increase in local community energy ownership Governance 8.1 Decide responsibility 8.2 Track action 8.3 Monitor progress 8.4 Report…

… into goods and services that are part of the green economy over the next year. Businesses can take actions that not only reduce carbon emissions but also reduce costs and have a positive impact on society. Steps to reduce energy consumption, influence behaviour change (among employees, customers and networks) and engage local supply chains, supports our net zero ambition, ensures businesses…

Hampshire County Council

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… all existing and new households through the three principles of reducing energy usage, increasing energy efficiency, and switching to low carbon, renewable sources of energy. Building resilience will also need to be considered alongside emission reductions, ensuring houses are fit for purpose. Partnership working with local councils and community groups will be key to delivery. A significant…

… and water, and the integration climate change adaptation. • Energy efficiency • Energy consumption • Whole life cycle embedded carbon • On-site renewable energy generation • Integration with wider renewable energy generation and electrification • New technologies/fuel types • Utilities — water, gas, electricity — energy demand reduction and decarbonisation • Ventilation/overheating…

…, but also ensuring that our infrastructure, environment and communities are prepared too. 2050 Carbon neutrality 2°C preparing to be resilient to the impacts of temperature rise Recognising the changing climate as the biggest threat, a well-adapted and resilient Hampshire will be essential to ensure that Hampshire’s economy, environment, and society continues to thrive and prosper. Our…

… strategy) Do whatever you do more e�cently Replace high-carbon energy sources with low-carbon energy ones O�set those emissions that cannot be eliminated by the above AVOID REDUCE REPLACE OFFSET The Strategy — Key Principles This Strategy will follow the principles of the Carbon Management Hierarchy as set out in the image below which provides a simple and effective framework for how the County…

…, Affordable, Equitable The Strategy — Key Principles The Council’s carbon neutral for 2050 target was based on National Government’s target. It is important to state that any opportunity to accelerate delivery will be taken in line with the other key principles set out in the Strategy, in particular the availability of resources and funding. 4. Accelerate Where Appropriate The Strategy…

Scottish Borders Council

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… use, water and industry—can lead to higher productivity, more resilient economies and greater social inclusion. Specific opportunities exist in renewable energy technologies; and manufacturing, low-carbon engineering and green finance, development of key technologies such as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage, and the embedding of circular economy principles are all critical…

… and prepare for the impacts of climate change. This needs to be done in a way that is positive for the people and the economy of the Scottish Borders and builds on the strengths and assets of the region. This report provides an initial overview of some of the challenges and opportunities for the Scottish Borders as a whole in supporting the national endeavour to end Scotland’s contribution to climate…

… climate change adaptation programme, and in a way that it considers is most sustainable’. 4.5 The 2019 Act builds on the 2009 Act by setting a legally-binding “net-zero” target of all greenhouse gases by 2045 (five years before the UK, as per the recommendation of the UK Committee on Climate Change), with interim targets for reductions of at least 56% by 2020, 75% by 2030, 90% by 2040. 4.6…

…-scottish-climate-change-adaptation-programme-2019-2024/pages/6/ https://www.gov.scot/publications/towards-robust-resilient-wellbeing-economy-scotland-report-advisory-group-economic-recovery/ https://www.gov.scot/publications/economic-recovery-implementation-plan-scottish-government-response-to-the-advisory-group-on-economic-recovery/ https…

Energy Transition Group, chaired by Jeremy Sainsbury of South of Scotland Enterprise; and  development of a Borderlands Energy Masterplan as principal objective of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. Both initiatives are aimed at optimising:  the South of Scotland’s/Borderlands’ contributions to national ambition for net zero carbon; and  inclusive growth opportunities for our region…

North West Leicestershire District Council

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… a number of initiatives to support this aim. Beyond 2025 the district will need to focus on moving beyond recycling to reduce total volumes through zero waste supply chains and encouraging development of a circular economy. Proposed new targets 2020 Permanent food waste recycling across the district. 2022 50% recycling rate 2023 Introduce food waste recycling…

energy The creation of a Carbon Offset Fund A clear infrastructure vision for the electrification of transport Clear and precise requirements on waste, recycling and more generally the circular economy A new vision for the role National Forest towards Net Zero Carbon …

…) NWLDC Zero Carbon Roadmap Executive Summary 2 Why we must act The science is clear: our climate is changing and urgent efforts are required to accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In June 2019, the UK committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and North West Leicestershire District Council has declared a climate emergency. Society has…

… Grid (Future Energy Scenarios, July 2019) “Delivery of greenhouse gas reductions must progress with far greater urgency.” Committee on Climate Change (Net Zero Report, May 2019 “It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details…

… for energy. This report focuses solely on the measures required to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in North West Leicestershire. It is important to understand that many, but not all, of these measures will also help to reduce air pollution and fuel poverty. NWLDC Zero Carbon Roadmap Executive Summary 5 North West Leicestershire: Business as Usual vs…

Surrey County Council

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… phases e.g. construction. 61% Emissions reduction across commercial and public buildings sector by 2035 against BAU as a minimum. Waste, Resources and Circular Economy Rethink our current approach to waste, to create a system centred on circular economy principles that seeks to prioritise the reduction of waste creation, encouraging innovative approaches to waste reutilisation…

… actions can be seen here: 2025 2030 50% of car club All council operator vehicles vehicles to be electric zero emission 2021 2025 Develop a county- Ultra low emission wide EV Strategy bus programme launched Figure 2. Timeline of actions contributing to the reduction of transport emissions. The strategic priorities within the strategy, and the accompanying emissions reduction targets…

…. Energy Generation | To support the national decarbonisation ambition by leading renewable energy generation expansion and bringing low carbon heating into Surrey homes through smart, decentralised systems. 15% Of energy from solar PV by 2032. 66%Housing and Planning | To create low carbon, Emissions reduction in healthy homes for our residents that reduce the domestic housing emissions, have…

…. Industry and Green Economy | Pursue the transition to clean growth, through the decarbonisation of all major sectors and investment in the development of clean technologies and industries that create jobs and improve the quality of life for our residents. S U M M A RY 56% Emissions reduction across industry by 2035 against BAU as a minimum. Surrey's Climate Change Strategy Surrey…

… that can be taken, funding opportunities for businesses to reduce their emissions, and community initiatives working to tackle climate change. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/climatechange SURREY’S CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY SUMMARY The Strategy Ambitions and targets …

Powys County Council

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… positive Powys 2021-2030 Procurement Areas of focus Benefits Build local supply chains and industries • The circular economy principles reduce the need to spend • More opportunities are found for the Council to meet its needs • Community benefits from procurement increased • Demand…

… government and wider funding opportunities to deliver change, innovate and scale-up. To promote funding programmes and initiatives in support of renewable energy and other energy saving projects. To rise to the challenge of the climate emergency and create a climate conscious and resilient Powys. A Strategy for Climate change- Net positive Powys 2021-2030…

… for repairing helps create local skills which can service the wider community • More sustainable products being purchased for day-to-day needs Help develop the circular economy in Powys New frameworks make the sustainable choice visible to decision makers Create opportunities for the use of more sustainable products and services to supply to the council. Innovative procurement…

… have recently seen the need to act on science to address this emergency. Our recovery from covid provides us an opportunity to build back better, to have a green recovery. In Wales the public sector has an ambition to not simply meet net zero by 2050 as the whole economy must, or by 2040 as many in the private sector but to take global responsibility seriously, we are looking to be net zero…

… County Council is carbon neutral and climate resilient. We have collectively achieved a fair and inclusive transition, capturing the opportunities of new jobs and investment, improved health, wellbeing and education, and a better environment for local people. We are harnessing the power of nature and people working in balance and have a rich ecosystem and thriving green economy. We have contributed…

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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… | Carbon and Environmental Literacy WR3 Conduct a Circular City Region Scan to understand how barriers can be overcome and opportunities taken, as well as guidance on how to embed the circular economy in the region Waste and Resources WR4 Conduct a waste composition analysis (What’s in our waste?) to help inform future decisions around waste reduction, reuse and recycling Waste and Resources WR5…

… next stage in procurement of 2 new low-carbon Mersey Ferry vessels Air Quality and Transport |Sustainable Energy T4 Purchase 20 hydrogen fuelled double decker buses, to be used initially on the 10/10A corridor between Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens (targeting air quality action areas) Air Quality and Transport |Sustainable Energy T5 Set out a programme of work to move the bus network towards…

… to Grow Forward Greener. Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE Councillor Gill Wood Chair: Climate Partnership Vice-Chair: Climate Partnership Chair: Nature Connected LCR Deputy Portfolio holder: Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Our vision is for a globally competitive, environmentally responsible and socially inclusive economy. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, there can be no return to business as usual…

… to improve air quality and reduce carbon; • investing £1.26m in low carbon solutions in LCR colleges and the City of Liverpool, saving over 300tCO2through the Local Growth Fund ending in March 2021; • investing in the Transforming Cities programme and other priorities such as the Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package (STEP) and City Centre Connectivity initiative that promote public transport…

…. The Year One Climate Action Plan will make sure that opportunities for early intervention are not missed, enabling early achievements in the City Region to be captured without detracting from the important goals that must form part of the longer-term net zero carbon 2040 action plan. Climate Action Plan Principles The Climate Partnership has proposed a set of guiding principles that will apply…

Cardiff Council

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… Projects Heat Network Single Use Plastic Position Statement & Action Plan Low Energy Private Housing Retrofit Business travel initiatives Low Carbon/ Circular Economy Procurement Strategy Staff Commute Initiatives Public Sector Partnership working OPC THEME PROJECT TITLE To ensure delivery of the One Planet Cardiff carbon reduction targets, within both the Education and Corporate…

… and to embed circular economy principles where possible Promote opportunities to reduce the carbon impact of staff commute by progressing hybrid working opportunities. Promoting a shift to sustainable forms of travel and considering a Salary Sacrifice scheme for EV Collate total impact of collective carbon reduction strategies in the city and identify opportunities for acceleration through…

… City is making towards both adaptation and mitigation. We anticipate that this dynamic plan will evolve rapidly over the coming years as the programme gathers even more momentum with partners and stakeholders across the city. 8 9 One Planet Cardiff Action Plan September 2021 Immediate/Short Term Actions Transport Energy Energy Transport Green Infrastructure Built…

…, and off-set with new renewable energy sources, targeting a 60% reduction by 2030 Begin construction of Phase 1 of the Cardiff Heat Network by January 2022 Develop and Implement Council Vehicle Replacement Strategy in line with the Low Emission Strategy to deliver a Low Carbon Fleet ensuring that as a minimum of 90 Council vehicles are replaced by EVs by 2022. Development of a holistic programme

initiative to be addressed following carbon audit results PSB Climate Emergency Board established Development of detailed strategy informed by current pilot schemes Seek cabinet approval of business case 2022/23 Assess impacts of strategy on reducing emissions Circular economy and low carbon training for specifiers. PROJECT DETAILS PROJECT STATUS NEXT STEPS CARBON IMPACT Cardiff Council…

Cornwall Council (Unitary)

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… provides around 37% of our electricity from renewables, significantly higher than the national average of 33% in 2018, and up from around 6% in 2009. 2.8 Award winning initiatives such as the Green Cornwall programme have driven forward major change in retrofitting of houses, installing electric vehicle infrastructure, promoting community and council owned renewable energy projects…

… projects for the delivery of Cornwall’s Environmental Growth Strategy (2015-2065). Projects delivered through a variety of partnership programmes including the Tevi Project, that demonstrates how contributing to the circular economy and environmental growth is both good for profitability and reputation of Cornwall’s businesses. 11…

… and lessen the demand on the NHS and social care. The Lancet Commission concluded, "tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century". There is an opportunity to create a more resilient economy through better energy security and there will be opportunities to stimulate the economy with new green industries and practices. These are opportunities

… ..................................................................................................... 41 Supporting householders and landlords to reduce emissions from homes and community buildings: ........................................................................................................................................... 42 Exploring opportunities for encouraging solar panels installations on suitable roofs in combination with energy storage solutions…

…: ......................................................................................................... 42 Exploring opportunities for delivering a whole house retrofit programme: .................................... 43 Supporting the transition to zero carbon electricity by: ................................................................... 43 Education for a climate emergency .................................................................................................. 44 Planning…

South Somerset District Council

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… location similar to the Chard Bin It Waste Project; share best practice examples of circular economy in business. Business - Explore grant opportunities Identify, create, or share external grant opportunities for businesses to support green initiatives. For example, Sedgemoor and Devon County Council environmental business grants; innovation grants; SWMAS eco-programme providing support…

… annual carbon footprint target Continue to drive down SSDC's carbon footprint and target a 10% reduction year on year. Enable and signpost grant funding opportunities for environmental initiatives Provide support, alongside partners, for communities and parishes to access existing funding for environmental initiatives, including renewable energy. Planning: Engage and support planning…

… estate through energy efficiency improvements and electrifying heating and lighting away from fossil fuels. Complete the decarbonisation programme across the SSDC estate and look at further opportunities for installing renewable energy technology and expanding the program to other buildings. Undertake a review of opportunities across the wider estate via the facilities/property team…

… businesses to help on their decarbonisation and biodiversity improvement journey. Business waste reduction/ Circular economy - share best practice Engage with SMEs (industrial, construction, and manufacturing) to understand barriers to change by reducing waste and recycling (including working with SWP and waste suppliers). Investigate undertaking a circular economy case study at a specific…

… to businesses looking at waste and circular economy. Business - Engagement with key stakeholders/ chambers Engage key business stakeholders around the zero-carbon agenda: Yeovil Chamber; Crewkerne/ Ilminster/ Wincanton business groups; Mhub. Share information on support and grants. Support a business focused event looking at good practice opportunities and networking. 12 Targets…

Cornwall Council (Unitary)

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… this, there is still huge potential for Cornwall to increase what we recycle and reduce what we throw away. In a waste neutral Cornwall, everything that we use would be repurposed, to be reused or to create new products or produce energy. In this circular economy businesses and individuals will become more efficient with what they use and minimise their waste, making our resources last longer and reducing…

… world needs to adapt, in Cornwall we have an opportunity to lead the way in demonstrating what is possible. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated how we are closely connected to the wider world, and has raised challenges to how we travel, how we feed ourselves and how we keep Cornwall safe for future generations. Many of these changes are directly linked to increased levels of greenhouse…

… other pioneers, and it is important that we share what we have learned as widely as possible, including what is being done already by the existing array of Cornish businesses and organisations at the forefront of carbon reduction. We need to reduce the energy we use in our homes Energy reduction changes and renewable energy can make this happen Leading to warmer, safer and more affordable…

… of the energy we generate to store and use here in Cornwall, and this will require support from national government. Businesses and households can all invest in innovative renewable energy sources, bringing down the costs of powering our lives while contributing to a dramatic reduction in the emissions we generate from the type of energy we use. A shared response We need to see more renewable energy

… small businesses to become more efficient with their natural resource use and to minimise their waste in smart and innovative ways as part of the global move towards a circular economy. The circular economy aims to maintain the value of materials and products for as long as possible, creating new value from products when they reach the end of their life, and reducing negative environmental…

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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….  Work collaboratively on investment, procurement and operational activity.  Identify and share awareness of opportunities associated with private finance options.  Invest in electrification of fleet vehicles.  Include environmental factors in procurement policies.  Decarbonisation of energy supplies through demand reduction and low carbon energy generating technology.  Identify…

….  Proactively and reactively tackle NOISE, LIGHT, and ODOUR NUISANCES. Environment and Sustainability Strategy www.teamdoncaster.org.uk 5  Improve air quality by reducing TRANSPORT emissions. Economy  Exploit opportunities in GREEN TECHNOLOGY industry sectors.  Encourage and support EXISTING BUSINESSES to improve energy efficiency and waste/recycling practices.  Exploit blue…

North and Thorne South) have seen reductions (ranging from 6% to 14%). Environment and Sustainability Strategy www.teamdoncaster.org.uk 16 ECONOMY & GREEN TECHNOLOGY Nature Tourism  Between 2017-2019 there was an average 7.1 million day visitors, 760,000 overnight stays, and total visitor spend of around £253m per year. Several parks and nature reserves have achieved Green…

… to decisions affecting these trends, identifying opportunities for health protection and promotion. BENEFITS TO THE ECONOMY Ensuring that businesses become more environment-conscious regarding their infrastructure and processes will help to reduce emissions but will also provide a financial benefit. For example, using less energy to heat buildings means lower running costs; and natural environment…

…. Resource efficiency is another opportunity for savings. The ‘circular economy’ approach ensures that waste from one business or sector is re-used as a raw material/resource for another. This can generate savings…

Dorset Council

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… tCO2e) - 100% reduction Dorset Council’s Carbon Budget Dorset Council only has control over the carbon emissions produced from its operations and this will be a key focus of our initial programme. To achieve this Dorset Council will need to meet interim Carbon budg- ets of: We have no historic data for Dorset Council. However, by using the historic emissions of the Councils which…

… and Dorset Youth Parliament to present their ideas to the Dorset Council Executive advisory Panel. • Engagement with consultants, developers and energy suppliers to explore opportunities for renewable energy in Dorset • Input into major projects with aim of securing low-carbon design and develop policy (e.g Weymouth peninsula & building better lives programme) • Engaged with Town…

… neutrality stays on track whilst also being adaptable to benefit from future funding opportunities and technologies This strategy was finalised during the COVID-19 lockdown era when we have seen just what can be achieved when society pulls together behind an emergency situation and what positive change can occur when unilateral effort is focused on a shared outcome. The positive impacts…

… year, some of the lowest in the region. However, this will need to reduce to near zero by 2050, if not sooner. Therefore, we all need to think about how we travel, use energy, and water, and how we create waste and what we eat to achieve a carbon-neutral future. The benefits of our actions will be great. We can stimulate Dorset’s local economy through growth in green jobs and buying local…

… to 2016. This decrease was mainly caused by: / 18 A reduction in emissions from the energy sector of 7.6%, due to a switch in fuel mix for electricity gen- eration from coal and gas to renewables. A decrease of 4.2% in the residential sector, driven by a reduction in the use of natural gas for heating, due to warmer weather in the first half of 2017. When broken down by end user…

Mansfield District Council

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…, innovation and technology. Energy generation To enable and support renewable energy generation with a focus on low carbon energy options to residents and businesses. Waste and circular economy To enable and encourage innovative approaches to reduce waste and increase reuse, recycling and repair rates. Travel and transport To enable and support the reduction in transport related carbon…

… the use of technology and innovation through a range of initiatives. Emissions focus: Adaptation focus: Renewable energy Resilient energy systems Decarbonisation New technology Supporting Policies / Strategies: Adopted Local Plan 2013-2033 Low Carbon Energy opportunities and heat mapping for local planning areas across the East Midlands 28…

… and repair items we already have rather than replace them. The council will work with the government and other relevant partners to actively drive a reduction in the waste generated and promote a circular economy approach across all parts of society - from household waste to commercial. This will be delivered through increased producer and consumer responsibility and through behaviour insights…

… for those areas, whilst reducing inequalities such as fuel poverty through the use of local initiatives. This is also an opportunity to encourage local communities and groups to come together and share ideas, best practice and to collaborate on schemes and projects to maximise utility and gain economies of scale. An effective communications plan can empower people, helping them become invested…

…, the economy and environment. The plan will address: The definition of carbon neutrality Climate mitigation Climate adaptation Carbon sequestration Carbon offsetting Carbon neutrality (having a net zero carbon footprint) refers to achieving net zero emissions by minimising and balancing the amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount of sequestred or offset…

Lewes District Council

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…: Water Resources Water UK: a manifesto for water The water industry in England has set out an ambitious new vision for the 2020s. Water UK Waterwise An independent, not-for-profit UK NGO focused on reducing water consumption in the UK. Waterwise Circular economy and community wealth Citizens and Climate - Crowdfunding for Net Zero As part of the Net Zero…

… Innovation Project grant, funded by the Local Government Association, the Council and it's partner the University of Sussex has reviewed ways in which alternative financing could provide a way to fund projects to tackle the climate emergency. You can find the report, which summarises the work and the next steps, in the documents below. The Circularity Gap Report 2021 Enacted globally, a circular economy

… can close the Emissions Gap. The Circularity Gap The Conversation What would a sustainable circular economy look like? Join in at The Conversation Ellen MacArthur Foundation Develops and promote the idea of a circular economy. Ellen Macarthur Foundation Strategy Documents and More Information East Sussex Environment Strategy 2020 A partnership…

… Lewes district climate change and sustainability Through our Climate Emergency Declaration we are committed to progressing towards our 2030 carbon reduction targets, and to improving our environment in partnership with our communities. Latest update: LDC Climate Change and Sustainability update - November 2022 (PDF) [2MB…

…] Find out how long left to limit global warming to 1.5° - Climate Clock This page will be updated with information on current actions and future updates. Please read our strategy and get involved in local action. Also included below are useful links to other sources of information, Sussex wide action and links to general advice on things such as reducing energy consumption at home. The Climate…

South Holland District Council

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… Climate Change presents. These are: • Don’t waste anything - working toward a circular economy • Consider wider opportunities - working in partnership to share funding, experience and networks and prevent duplication of effort. • Take responsibility and pride - to cherish, protect and improve the county we have many reasons to be proud of Net Zero defined Many different terms are often associated…

… be a hierarchical approach to their management which seeks to eliminate them as far as possible, followed by carbon and energy reduction and then by substitution measures such as low-carbon alternatives like renewable energy. Compensation measures are then the final step once other options have been exhausted. These principles are best outlined in the IEMA Greenhouse Gas Management Hierarchy (updated 2020…

… Lincolnshire are rural in nature with high proportions of off-gas grid properties still reliant on solid-fuel systems. A range of initiatives will be required to educate and find solutions to alternative methods of heating residents’ homes. Challenges/Opportunities Currently all new developments must meet the energy efficiency standards required by UK Building Regulations. The Government is consulting…

… gains needs to be continued to ensure a green recovery. Consumers have a large power of influence and businesses are set to see increasing pressure to meet the challenges and opportunities of moving towards circular economy - reducing waste and protecting natural resources. Strategic actions • Encourage sustainable procurement practices that support local supply chains and fosters the building…

… of a circular economy • Support and advise local businesses on understanding their current carbon footprint and identifying routes to decarbonise their operations • Promote and foster opportunities for businesses to grow and develop within the low carbon and renewables sector • Introduce Carbon Charter Award scheme for businesses to showcase their climate change credentials 15 DRAFT CLIMATE CHANGE…

Lewes District Council

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programme of awareness raising and promotion of energy efficiency initiatives, especially in fuel poor and hard to reach communities Educate and raise awareness, those most vulnerable benefit from energy efficiency advice and measures Director of Planning and Regeneration & Cabinet Member for Communities & Customers Short Term Medium Term Long Term Can be delivered…

… Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Lewes District Council ■ Carbon Emissions Report ■ Strategy Update November 2021 £ Agriculture and Food Water Biodiversity Circular Economy and Community Wealth Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Reducing Emissions from Waste Energy and the Built Environment£ Appendix 1 1…

… carbon. We still account for transmission and distribution losses as scope 3 emissions. The Council moved onto the new green tariff on 1st October 2020. Our electricity emissions reduction on the base year is 43%. It should be noted that our electricity consumption has not reduced by anywhere near this amount. As such it remains key to reduce our consumption through energy efficiency measures…

… Establishment The overall aim is to provide a GIS resource that allows potential tree planting areas to be identified by members organisations of the Sussex Local Nature Partnership. This initial project for Lewes District involved a University of Brighton Masters student determining the appropriate map layers that could be used, identifying constraint areas and then assessing the opportunity areas…

… the carbon emissions from its operational water consumption, this is reported under scope 3 emissions. 17 Circular Economy & community wealth • A community wealth building strategy based upon on the report ‘Reimagining Lewes District’ carried out by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)In 2020 was adopted last July. This is a major step forward in the progression of community…

Cambridgeshire County Council

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… / adaptation strategies across all the Council’s statutory and discretionary services. – √ – Apply circular economy principles to our woodland and waste management e.g. using traditional woodland management techniques and the waste generated for local use √ √ √ Identify opportunities on County Council assets to trial new technologies, including electrolysis of hydrogen using solar PV and carbon capture…

… and distribution network through solar photovoltaic (PV) generation on our assets. √ – – Increase energy efficiency standards for existing buildings and develop a programme of improvements using 'invest to save' principles to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2023. √ – – Implement plan of property retrofitting to all buildings owned and occupied by the Council - aiming to be fossil fuel free (using…

… emissions and waste (Please note: calculation currently unknown for construction materials but likely to be significant) √ – √ MITIGATION: Waste management Waste Disposal Review disposal and treatment mechanisms for waste to identify solutions and their implementation that reduce carbon emissions, support circular economy principles and reduce plastic pollution, in line with the contract…

… harvesting, to improve biodiversity net gain √ – √ Work with developers to influence waste collection infrastructure and collection options for new developments. √ – – Work with Cambridgeshire District and City councils to develop more sustainable waste management practices. √ – – Work with the Cambridgeshire Local Authorities on circular economy principles for waste management and economic development…

… IS A T IO N TARGET 1: To reduce the Council’s organisational net carbon footprint for scopes 1 and 2 from 1979.28 tonnes per annum in 2018-19 by 50% by 2023. TARGET 2: All Council Directorates to implement measures to ensure their services are adapted to climate change in line with the National Adaptation Programme recommendations TARGET 3: Deliver 20% biodiversity net gain across all Council…

West Midlands Combined Authority

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… time outdoors in green space. Active travel. Breathing cleaner air. Living in a comfortable home. A steady income. Investments into tackling climate change will put these opportunities front and centre. 4. Take a ‘circular’ approach: circular economies ‘design out’ waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. This encompasses the reduction, re-use…

… need to address climate breakdown and to adapt to climate change the opportunity it provides to create a highly productive, low carbon economy; it reflects on what we might need to do (and when we need to do it) it suggests who needs to take a lead, and how it must be done if we are do it in a way which is thoughtful and inclusive. It also suggests – based on the estimates in the July 2019…

… to shift to one which is zero carbon and abides by circular economy principles, while enabling the people of the region to build and enjoy their prosperity. That is not where we are at the beginning of 2020. The choices we make now will determine whether the region can deliver on its obligations, and the extent to which we can do so in a way which alleviates poverty, deeper inequality…

…://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802092/west-midlands-local-indus- trial-strategy-double-page.pdf 5. From Ricardo Energy and Environment for the Committee on Climate Change (2017) UK business opportunities of moving to a low carbon economy for the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy (April 2018). Figure 4 - The West Midlands Local Industry Strategy on a page…

economy without leaving anyone behind We will invest in the resilience of our places We will use our industrial past to create a new future We will create places and connections that help us to meet the climate challenge We will decouple prosperity from the consumption of energy and resources Next steps: write our story Appendix 1: existing policies and asks 1 3 7 8 9 10…

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