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Scottish Borders Council

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… On the other hand, the Scottish Borders is well placed to capitalise on the country’s requirement for bio-energy and carbon sequestration with nature- based solutions such as woodland creation and peatland restoration alongside carbon capture and storage all acting as negative emissions solutions. There is much good work already underway. This includes, for example, the Charlesfield anaerobic digestion…

…, and activity since March 2020. 3 RECOMMENDATIONS 3.1 It is recommended that Council: (a) Recognises and declares a Climate Emergency; and (b) Agrees: i. as soon as possible, to set a target for achieving a reduction in the Council’s carbon emissions, which is at least consistent with the Scottish Government’s target of net zero by 2045 and the intermediate targets set out in the Climate Change…

… (Emissions Reduction Targets)(Scotland) Act 2019; ii. to build upon the work we have undertaken to date, and to align our policies to address the Climate Emergency; iii. to set out a clear plan of action to reduce our carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases, such plan to return to Council for consideration before March 2021; iv. to assess the resource requirements placed on the Council…

… (whereby any remaining emissions are balanced by solutions such as forestry or bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) by 2045. It noted that this would require a substantial increase in effort across all sectors of the economy. 4.2 In May 2019, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) issued a report warning about the damage human beings…

… to address these fundamental challenges. 4.4 Recognising the impact that the global climate emergency will have on every community and every business, Scotland has set ambitious targets as part of its Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets)(Scotland) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent on 31 October 2019. The primary objective of the Act is to raise the ambition of the greenhouse gas emissions


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