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Dumfries and Galloway Council

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… on actions to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 and for Scotland to be carbon neutral by 2040. There is now a weight of expectation however that Dumfries and Galloway Council must take action with a strategic plan on tackling climate change. This motion therefore sets out our 12-point plan to reinvigorate the pursuit of net zero carbon emissions in our region, protect our fragile

biodiversity and our natural environment. Dumfries and Galloway Council has previously implemented Carbon Management Plans 1 & 2 following the enactment of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, but to ensure an effective response to the climate emergency it is essential that we step up our actions significantly. We must embed throughout our entire organisational culture the pursuit of measures…

… the existing impact of the changing climate on the lives of local populations and will help them to make informed decisions on how to adapt to climate change; individuals, communities and businesses need a greater understanding of climate change and its impacts; 7. We recognise the importance of our biodiversity and natural environment in our drive to reduce the impact of climate change…

… our people possess to inform and influence the action we will take as a council; 10.We will produce a Climate Change Strategic Action Plan which will incorporate our obligations under the Climate Change (Emission Reduction) (Scotland) Bill when enacted, encapsulate everything that we can do to reduce or eliminate carbon emission and, will incorporate actions on loss of biodiversity and our…

…, protecting our region’s biodiversity and natural environment we will appoint an elected member as our Environment Champion. Appendix 1 Dumfries and Galloway Council Climate Emergency Declaration 27 June 2019…


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