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Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

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… the levels of air quality and number of road traffic accidents) and a significantly worse (higher) rate than nationally of babies born with a low birth rate. 5 Action Plan Objective: Reducing Emmissions RE1: Ensuring New Council Buildings are Energy Efficient This action primarily relates to new build facilities although there may also be some opportunities…

… to retro-fit existing buildings. There are opportunities to look at energy efficiency in relation to the Council Offices, any new build community centres and pavilions and any new build properties built to increase the Council’s HRA housing stock. In relation to new build properties consideration will be given to ensuring that appropriate green space is provided for the benefit of residents…

…: Local impact – enhanced quality of the Council’s housing estates, improve wellbeing of tenants How action effect change: This action will require support from local stakeholder initiatives, particularly local community groups. It will also require close working with and support from the Operations section who are currently responsible for grounds maintenance at the Council’s estates

… 1 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Environment Strategy and Action Plan November 2019 2 1 Introduction 1.1 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is committed to playing its part in responding to the growing evidence that urgent action is required to respond to global warming. 1.2 A ‘Special…

… is ‘A Stronger Borough Together, Improving the Lives of our Communities’ and it includes three Corporate Objectives: - Building, Protecting and Empowering Communities - Growing the Borough Economically - Providing Excellent Services 4.2 The Corporate Plan details how these Corporate Objectives will be met and how success will be measured on an annual basis. 4.3 The Council will ensure…

East Lothian Council

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… with People’s Energy Company. The electricity supplied is from 100% renewable sources. By November 2020 almost 300 people had signed up to East Lothian Energy and the tariff has created significant local and national interest; • We are progressing the installation of solar PV on the Council’s housing stock for energy generation, and we have improved the energy efficiency of civic buildings across East…

council properties. Pending projects to be completed this f/y include External Wall Insulated Render works to 31Nr council houses and flats & Cavity Wall Insulation works to 44Nr council houses and flats. Another pending project to include re-roofing with integrated solar PV at 2-62 Floors Terrace, Dunbar - 7nr. detached 2 and 3- storey blocks of flats. 1.4a Annually Key Priority Area…

… External Wall Insulated Render works to 72Nr council properties. Pending projects to be completed this f/y include External Wall Insulated Render works to 31Nr council houses and flats & Cavity Wall Insulation works to 44Nr council houses and flats. Another pending project to include re- roofing with integrated solar PV at 2-62 Floors Terrace, Dunbar - 7nr. detached 2 and 3-storey blocks…

… working; online processes replacing paper based processes and reducing the need to print. A new Homeworking Policy has been drafted and will go out for consultation over autumn 2020. Continue the programme of energy efficiency improvements and incorporation of low carbon technologies in Council owned buildings – aiming for carbon neutral buildings Corporate Asset Management Plan; Climate…

… and public buildings LTS Roads Services Number of EV chargepoints installed at Council buildings The first EV chargepoint was installed in 2012 Increased number of EV chargepoints installed at all Council buildings wherever possible Annual We have increased the number of EV chargepoints installed at all Council buildings to 17 and will be installing a further 9 in the 2020/21 financial…

London Borough of Hounslow

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… Emergency’ that requires urgent action. Furthermore, we commit to reviewing the existing arrangements in place to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint and will identify measures towards a goal of making the Council’s activities carbon neutral and ultimately zero- carbon within the shortest achievable timeframe. To enable this, we call upon the government to make available the appropriate powers…

… as those in which the Council has a direct significant influence over. These include emissions relating to heating and lighting our premises (including Council housing stock, offices and local authority schools); street lighting on the highway, emissions arising from the activities of direct subcontractors such as those undertaking highways maintenance or waste collection; and some estimation…

… this is provided in the plan. This includes moving towards the procurement of 100% renewable energy as soon as practicable as well as the exploration of local generation of electricity through a ramping up of the roll out of Solar PV installation across the council’s estate and potential on open space (e.g. through development of solar farms). 4 This excludes…

… A. Table 1: Direct Council Emissions – High Level Action Plan Programme title and description Carbon savings (1-10 savings) (1-10 confidence) Co-benefits Cost (£ - ££££) Timescale Risks 1. Energy efficiency. Improving the energy efficiency of the corporate estate and social housing stock by developing and implementing improvements to the building fabric of all properties…

…. - Enabling low carbon heating. ££££ Medium to long term - The disruption and potential cost could turn residents against the work and climate action. - Electric heating needs to reduce in cost to ensure that it does not leave bill payers worse off. 2. Renewable energy. The Council will look to procure 100% renewable electricity in 2020. The Council’s estate contains thousands of rooftops…

Allerdale Borough Council

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… in Dark Skies project compliance B8 Investigate the potential for installing renewable energy generation in existing or new Council buildings a) establish a baseline of the current position and need for improvements (audit of estate) b) explore potential for improvements initially at Allerdale House e.g. solar panels and other sources of energy creation, then other Council owned buildings B9…

…. The Council can make positive impacts through the quality of the environment, housing, planning decisions, choice of transport use, energy savings and reducing carbon emissions. Local authorities generally represent around 2 to 5% of local emissions through their own activities, resulting directly from energy used in council operations, vehicle fleet, buildings, and electricity purchased. Importantly…

…) work in conjunction with local community energy focused groups and organisations B6 Work with tenants, leases and occupants of Council owned buildings to identify energy savings opportunities Once work to identify which buildings require work to address emissions is complete, begin to develop solutions B7 Review energy use and plan for energy efficiencies and decarbonisation in Council

… Improve ABC utilities supply/usage F11 Assess scope for reuse of grey water in Council buildings and prioritise for action Improve ABC utilities supply/usage F12 Recognise the Council’s role in ensuring sufficient public water for agriculture, industry, council use including statutory duties with regard to private water supplies and improving water sanitation Work with Environment Agency…

…, education and skills services and investments. Direct control: Council’s own buildings, operations, travel and investments Procurement and Commissioning: all services and goods bought in Place shaping: using powers to control how development can…

Folkestone and Hythe District Council

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… where economically and operationally viable. 15. Examine installation of low emission heating for non-residential council buildings and sheltered housing, e.g. heat pumps; heat network. 16. Identify if there are any suitable locations for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on council owned buildings and sheltered housing that have a robust business case for the investment. Transport 17…

… of peat, redesign mowing regimes and support adaptation measures such as tree planting for carbon sequestration and ‘cooling-off’ benefits. 30. Use council-owned land to increase biodiversity and carry out tree planting where appropriate. 31. Continue to work with Environment Agency, Kent County Council, business organisations and community groups to develop appropriate flood mitigation…

… with staff to review the Civic Centre’s recycling (this includes tenants in the Civic Centre building as well as the Council) and staff transport – e.g. there is a cycling to work scheme. Staff have also taken part in Kent County Council’s activmob survey which encourages non-car travel to work.  Securing improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure in Folkestone and Hythe through the Local…

… to get the best way forward, and price it. 2. Commit to reduce Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s estate and operations to zero net carbon by 2030. 3. Ensure that all strategic decisions, policy, budgets, investments, contracts, approaches to planning decisions and the council’s own developments are in line with a shift to zero carbon by 2030. 4. Ensure that all future…

… – that issues are addressed in a factual and coherent manner, with assumptions, methodologies and data sources clearly documented; and  Accuracy – that emissions are neither under- nor over-estimated, as far as can be judged, so that decision-makers have confidence in the integrity of the data. Organisational boundaries 4.7 The first step in calculating the district council’s operational carbon…

Gloucester City Council

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…. There is also the question as to what is, and is not, audited. For example, it is clear that City Council office, gas and electricity consumption should be taken into account, similarly car travel for business need, but should it include travel to work emissions? In terms of our estate, clearly the Guildhall consumption should be included, but do we include consumption from the depot (managed by Amey…

… policy applying to new developments. While new development will only account for a small percentage of buildings that will be around in 2050, their impact is wider as technologies used for new build can often be adapted to upgrade the existing built stock. There are other areas such as licencing where the City Council can ‘nudge’ the market to take a more climate friendly route. However…

… and amenity benefits. This can be key when justifying investment in projects and building public support for projects that may otherwise be controversial. There are numerous cross-overs with the wider housing and health initiatives promoted by the City Council and their partners, some of which are contained within the Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing strategy. This document and other related…

…@gloucester.gov.uk Tel: 396829 Appendices: 1. Quick Wins and Potential Longer-Term Projects FOR GENERAL RELEASE 1.0 Purpose of Report 1.1 This report sets out the actions the City Council, their partners and Gloucester citizens can take to achieve the objectives of the Climate Change Emergency resolution as adopted in July 2019. This committed the Council to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and the City…

… as whole by 2050. This is not a detailed strategy but a road map of broadly how we can achieve our ambitions, as a great deal of work still needs to be done baselining the emissions of the Council/City and planning how to then address the shortfall. 2.0 Recommendations 2.1 Cabinet is asked to RESOLVE that: (1) the report is noted as a roadmap to achieving a carbon net zero Council by 2030 and net…

Ashfield District Council

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… below 2ºC. ADC has already made significant steps in reducing carbon emissions through multiple different projects, including installing solar PV on many council owned buildings, operating smarter workingpractices in council offices, launching a Climate Change Officer Working Group to collaboratively drive reductions in carbon emissions, and assessing the impact on sustainability…

… Fuel & energy related activities Employee commuting Franchises Scope 3 Indirect Transportation & distribution Business travel Company Vehicles Use of sold products Waste generated in operations End of life treatment of sold products Scope 1 Indirect £ Leased assets CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY 2021-2026 6 ▪ Energy consumption in Council-operated buildings

… targets. More details of these actions can be found in the Carbon Management Plan. To reduce the Council’s scope 1 and 2 emissions and achieve net-zero ambitions the main priority will be the decarbonisation of heating systems in Council operated buildings and decarbonisation of the Council’s fleet. In order to reduce the Council’s scope 3 emissions it will be necessary to decarbonise the goods…

Council’s operations and services. The Council provides a wide range of services to its local residents across the District and is one of the largest employers inthe area. These services include Housing, Parks and Green Spaces, Waste & Environmental Services, Environmental Health, Planning and Economic Regeneration. Therefore, the Council is well placed to have a positive impact on climate change…

… and emissions associated with refrigerant ▪ Fuel consumption of the Council’s vehicle fleet ▪ Goods and Services purchased by the Council (e.g. materials, components, parts, office furniture, office supplies and IT) ▪ Capital goods purchased by the Council (treated as fixed assets or as plant, property, and equipment. Examples include machinery, construction, buildings, facilities, and vehicles). ▪ Fuel…

Derby City Council

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… has already done some good work in this area from building a hydropower plant on the banks of the River Derwent to provide power to the Council House to retrofitting solar panels to over 1,000 of our Derby Homes properties and investing in electric vehicles to be used by our colleagues. However, there are more steps we need to take to help us reach our ambitions. The UK's greenhouse gas…

… of the tender process, ensuring emissions inform decision making. All refurbished buildings to have progressive improved carbon emissions reductions Property Services 1 1.1d Complete quarterly energy reports, feeding into corporate landlord, to inform the Council's Property Strategy, including insight on energy consumption data showing month on month comparisons identifying areas of saving…

… Climate Change Action Plan 2022-2024 1 Derby City Council’s Climate Change Action Plan 2022 – 2024 Achieving net zero by 2035 Foreword Derby City Council declared a climate emergency in May 2019. This was in response to the global impacts of Climate Change and the consequences for our city and our residents. We have all started…

… to see some of these for ourselves - increased local flooding, higher temperatures during the summer and unusual weather patterns. It is imperative that we, as the Council, act now and act fast, which is why we are pledging to reduce our emissions and achieve net-zero by 2035. This Climate Change Action Plan, which is aligned to our Green City ambition in our Council Plan, represents our…

… of excellence for future fuels technology. I want to thank residents, colleagues and partners for their hard work and dedication to tackling climate change in Derby. We still have a great deal to do together to get to net carbon zero and I look forward to your continued commitment to our city’s journey. Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Derby City Council 2 Contents Foreword…

West Lindsey District Council

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… reduction opportunities may have been missed, particularly behavioural and operational measures. Therefore, it is recommended that the Council implement formal energy management systems to cover all Council-operated sites. By managing energy as a controllable resource it is conservatively estimated that a 3% reduction in gas and electricity consumption could be achieved across Council buildings

…, this is equivalent to a 6.87 tCO2e/year saving. Carbon Reduction Opportunities Implement energy management systems Implement a formal energy management system to cover all Council-operated sites • 6.87 tCO2e/year saving • 24,888 kWh/year energy saving • £1,910/year cost saving 3434 Council Buildings: energy efficiency improvements 34 Summary Recommendations. Similar to the Leisure Centres…

… the scope 1,2 and selected scope 3 footprint for WLDC. In the case of the council, a scope 1 and 2 footprint measures those emissions associated with direct council-led operations, whilst scope 3 elements of the footprint account for the emissions associated with indirect activities. Carbon Footprint West Lindsey District Council Non-council operations Energy consumption from leased buildings

Council operations Building emissions Electricity consumption Gas consumption Waste generation & treatment Water consumption Transport emissions Council-owned fleet Business Travel Employee Commuting Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Figure 1: The GHG Protocol emissions classification • Scope 1: Direct emissions from combustion of gas and other fuels. • Scope 2: Emissions resulting from…

… footprint. Fleet fuel consumption is responsible for 26%, whilst electricity and gas use across council operated buildings accounts for 11% of the total footprint. Approximately 8% of emissions are associated with the treatment and disposal of water and waste across council operated sites, alongside emissions from business travel and commuting. Carbon Footprint 11%55% 26% Leased buildings

Cheltenham Borough Council

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… with the carbon neutral target • Procuring 100% renewable electricity at all sites • Introducing a zero carbon sports and leisure experience • Upgrading the crematorium to zero carbon operation • Introducing a Net Positive council office as the headquarters of the CouncilDeveloping the business case for renewable energy, like wind and solar power, on suitable sites • Installing solar powered…

… Homes (CBH), the buildings operated by the Cheltenham Trust and services undertaken by Ubico for the Council are included. Not included are the impact of operations outside the Borough, including the manufacture of goods used by the Council and investments such as pensions. Activities undertaken by Council employees outside the Borough for Council business, such as travel to meetings…

… storage and charging infrastructure in Council owned car parks • Moving the base of fleet operations to a Net Positive depot • Rolling out a zero emission fleet • Planting one million trees The roadmap to eliminate the Borough carbon footprint includes action on leadership, engagement, energy, transport and buildings. The net result of this will be to reduce Borough emissions from…

…, building capacity for local people to be fully involved • Climate Champions, inspiring communities and enterprises to find new solutions • Cheltenham Energy, a new local zero emission energy provider facilitated by the council • Smart Cheltenham, a vision for integrated living in West Cheltenham that promotes a low carbon lifestyle • Zero carbon hubs, decentralised futureproof centres…

… Background 5 Carbon neutrality 8 A Letter from the Future 12 Today 14 Ambition 17 Carbon Neutral Council 18 Carbon Neutral Borough 23 Roadmap 24 Leadership 25 Engagement 28 Energy 29 Transport 31 Buildings 33 Resources and Capacity 35 Critical Success Factors 37 Programming 40 5 5 Background Nestled between the Severn Valley and the Cotswolds…

Gosport Borough Council

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operations to reach net zero by 2050 Priority P1: Supported housing and operational buildings ID Action Aims/ambitions addressed Co-benefits Responsible officer Partners/enablers Funding sources Target date 1.1 Audit energy efficiency opportunities for operational buildings. CB4 - Head of Housing Portsmouth City Council. Council budget 31/12/22 1.2 Develop plan to improve energy efficiency…

… of greenhouse gases from Gosport Council operations to reach net zero by 2050 5 Priority P1: Supported housing and operational buildings 5 Priority P2: Refuse collection 7 Priority P3: Employee travel 7 Priority P4: Procurement 7 Aspiration A2a: Borough-wide greenhouse gas emissions to reach net-zero by 2050 8 Priority P5: Domestic emissions 8 Priority P6: Transport emissions 9 Priority P7…

… of operational buildings.1,2 CB4 Cost savings for Council.3 Improved productivity due to better working conditions.3 Head of Housing Portsmouth City Council. No additional budget required to develop plan. Implementation costs and funding sources to be identified in plan. To be determined under 1.1 1.3 Audit solar power opportunities for operational buildings.4 CB5 - Head of Housing…

… Portsmouth City Council. Council budget 31/12/22 1.4 Develop plan to install additional solar PV on operational buildings.5. CB5 Cost savings and possible income stream for Council.3 Head of Housing Portsmouth City Council. No additional budget required to develop plan. Implementation costs and funding sources to be identified in plan. To be determined under 1.3 1.5 Audit energy…

… efficiency opportunities for supported housing buildings. CB4, GD6 - Head of Housing Portsmouth City Council. Council budget 31/12/22 1 Adapted from action 1 of the 2020 Action Plan (“Develop plan to improve energy efficiency in operational buildings initially via a communal rewiring, wall insulation and low energy led approaches”). 2…

Luton Borough Council

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…. Council estate Ref: 1.1 Action summary: Staff behaviour Council team: Directors and managers at all levels More information:  encourage and enable energy saving behaviour by all council staff and visitors  agree advisory temperature for all council offices (20°C) during heating season to help manage staff and visitor expectations.  include carbon reduction commitments in all job…

… carbon footprint.  initial trial commenced 2020 and is being reviewed/extended 2. Homes Ref: 2.1 Action summary: Current council housing stock Council team: BTS More information:  provide reasons and assessment on why all council homes are not EPC C or better  develop a programme of LED light installations in all communal areas  consider installing heat pumps into all communal…

… of all council buildings and schools  raise awareness of flood risk and available assistance  strengthen partnership working with the Environment Agency and water companies to deliver flood mitigation schemes Comments:  exploring LBC contacts who may have a list of the council estate and locations of buildings  have compiled a list of the schools at risk in Luton and this list…

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… to the council’s operations, but this is only a starting point. We’ll engage staff, contractors and anchor organizations in town and the entire community to expand the plan and the range of actions that help us to meet our target. This plan does not describe how the borough as a whole will reach carbon neutrality. Along with our partners, residents and businesses, we all need to work together…

London Borough of Sutton

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… government as well as governments internationally. Our efforts have already made a great start with unanimous agreement from councillors to remove single use plastics from council operations and contracts. We’ll be ambitious, innovative and involve everyone, helping people to live, work and study more sustainably. Each year we will report how the actions in this strategy are progressing. Councillor…

… on a continual basis. Managing waste at the Energy Recovery Facility rather than landfilling it will save 128,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.4 2. Local Plan, 2018, page 125 3. Cycling Strategy, 2017, page 1 4. More information can be found on Sutton Council’s website: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200449/waste_and_recycling/1445/beddington_energy_recovery_facility/2 The Council

… will continue to work with Transport for London to improve the public transport offer in Sutton, and walking and cycling routes. It will continue to lobby for Sutton Link to be funded and developed in the future. As well as transport, air pollution is caused by boilers and wood-burning stoves, emissions from construction sites and bonfires. The Council uses its planning powers to make sure new…

… Transport for London The Council - planning, parking, street design, public health, air quality, highways People who live, work and study in Sutton Businesses in Sutton The Sutton Plan partners STRATEGIES Air Quality Action Plan Sustainable Transport Strategy Cycling Strategy Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Strategy Local Plan Policy 34 - Environmental Protection 5…

… and organisations should enter into a Power Purchase Agreement to make sure new renewable energy capacity is being created. Generating more renewable energy within the borough also needs to happen. Uptake of solar power is low in London and Sutton, and to begin to address this, the Council has installed solar panels on suitable buildings it owns. Sutton has been part of three group purchasing schemes…

Winchester City Council

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…..............16 ACTION PLAN..................................................................19 ‘The climate crisis is the biggest challenge all of us face in the coming years and decades. Winchester must play its part in tackling the crisis and hand our district to our children and grandchildren in a better state than it is now.’ WINCHESTER CITY COUNCIL COUNCIL PLAN 2020-2025 Approved…

… / rewilding. SECTION 2: PRIORITIES 12 PROPOSED PRIORITY ACTIONS (CONTINUED) The indicative impact of the proposed carbon reduction programme for the council’s operational estate. 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1500 500 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 TO N N ES C O ² MONTH More detailed reporting Green electricity tariff Special maintenance New buildings on-line Retrofit…

… by Winchester City Council 23 December 2019 CONTENTS 3 FOREWORD Winchester is a beautiful district. Spanning a 250 square mile area of rolling Hampshire countryside, it is dotted with bustling market towns, rural villages, and vibrant up-and- coming communities - and of course has the draw of a cathedral city that’s famous for its heritage landmarks, high quality cultural offering…

… happy with the place they lived. But we need to ensure that Winchester retains all that we want to protect for the future, encouraging a very different lifestyle from today’s. Read on to find out what we are doing to address this and how you can play your part. Lucille Thompson Cllr Lucille Thompson, Leader of Winchester City Council 4 The council has a strong track record of working…

… on river system health, depleted aquifer/reservoir volumes, negative impact upon agriculture, fire risk; • Many terrestrial, freshwater, and marine species will shift their geographic ranges and seasonal activities, migration patterns. In response to this unprecedented challenge, in June 2019 Winchester City Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’; and to: • Commit to the aim of making…

Swindon Borough Council

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…. Reduction in energy consumption of Council owned buildings and assets. A10 Complete energy surveys to inform Heat Decarbonisation Plans for our corporate building estate (March-Sept 2021), focussing on those that don’t require access to additional funding in the first instance Dec 2021 Low Low Rob Richards (Giles Davis) Funded through successful £70k SBC bid to UK Government’s Public Sector…

… Net Zero Emissions Action Plan Introduction This is the first iteration of the Net Zero Emissions Action Plan which was peer reviewed by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Energy to inform refinements and future work. It builds on previous Council-led work to address climate change including the Chapel Farm Solar…

… risks pursuing a fragmented strategy towards Net Zero.” Swindon Borough Council context  In Swindon, over 80% of the Council’s total annual budget in 2021/22 will be spent on statutory services to support vulnerable residents including the elderly, the disabled and at- risk children. The Council has a statutory duty to deliver a balanced budget and will need to achieve £7.8m in savings…

… GHG emissions generated through its operations. For example, in 2016 working with ethical investment company Abundance, the Council raised more than £4.2 million from the public to build solar energy with two public investment offers.  The first offer, to build the 4.8 MW Common Farm solar park, was the first council solar bond to be launched in the UK. The second, to build the 5 MW Chapel…

… offsetting by the same date, with the aim of making the council’s estate and activities net-zero carbon by 2030.”  The Council has also taken the additional commitment to support the wider borough to transition to net zero GHG emissions by 2050. This was set out in the Carbon Reduction Strategy12 approved by the Council’s Cabinet in February 2021, following public consultation on the draft strategy…

St Albans City and District Council

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… the gases against the ‘equivalent warming potential of CO2’. Page 12 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/791529/Env-reporting-guidance_inc_SECR_31March.pdf Page 13 Where are we now? We first set emissions reduction targets in 2008/09, when total emissions from Council buildings, transport and our largest directly…

…-wide construction standard for Council housing, commercial new-builds and refurbishments to achieve appropriate low carbon buildings standard. (2.9) 5. Raise the energy performance of Council-owned housing to EPC B by 2030. (2.13) 6. Explore possibilities for large-scale energy generation. (2.14) Priorities for Action - The number in brackets refers to the action in the Sustainability…

… for Council new-builds and refurbishments to ensure that high standards of energy efficiency and sustainability are incorporated into building design and construction. • Move the Council electricity supply contract to a supply that is derived from renewable power sources. • Explore options to divest from investments in fossil-fuel industries. • Produce Planning Policy requiring high standards…

…% (1,298 tCO2 e). Energy Efficient Lighting: By upgrading the Council Offices lighting to LED we have reduced the building’s total energy bill by £22,973, and emissions by 64 tCO2e, in 2017 compared to 2016. IT Upgrade: All Council IT equipment has been replaced with more energy efficient equipment. Monitors have been replaced with wider screens to reduce printing, and all desktops…

… to our natural world is to work together. This crisis is one that affects us, transcending political lines. All parties, council officers, businesses and residents must all do their part and work together to help tackle the greatest challenge we have ever faced. The stakes could not be higher. The devastating wildfires that raged across Australia, South America and the USA and the floods…

The Moray Council

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… zero target. The council is currently progressing a programme of work to rationalise and transition its public building stock to carbon neutral. This will enable the production of accurate estimates of financial costs and emissions reductions which will assist future planning. The council’s office, depots, and store reviews must be completed promptly to give direction on which buildings

…. The strategy set a goal for Moray Council to be net zero by 2030. It was agreed that the council, its officers, and members will work with others across Moray to deliver that goal. Moray Council must take robust action over the next decade to promote policies which reduce climate change emissions. It must continue to cut emissions from its buildings and fleet, and address the significant…

… and help to realise opportunities to reduce inequalities and build back better and greener following the Covid-19 pandemic. There are several drivers for the council to take climate action. These include: • Democratic and Social: The climate crisis is an inescapable topic, and our young people and our communities are asking us to act. Tackling climate change provides an opportunity to advance…

… system more clearly with climate change priorities. Flood protection schemes are currently designed with a variable (location-based) percentage allowance for climate change, in line with current SEPA guidelines. The council develops catchment based flood risk management plans, which identify flood risk and proposed mitigation factoring in climate change. These plans adopt an integrated…

… groups known as ‘scopes’. These are defined in the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, and for the Moray Council they can be described as: Scope 1 – direct – Emissions that occur directly from sites or assets owned or controlled by the council (e.g. gas boilers within buildings, fleet vehicles). The council has more control over these emissions. Scope 2 – indirect – Emissions from purchased…

Forest of Dean District Council

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….  Working with partners, develop and start implementing a plan for decarbonising the Council’s leisure centres, whilst also continuing to transition electricity and heat supplies to renewable energy generation in the Council’s other buildings.  Reduce unnecessary staff business travel and decarbonise journeys that cannot be eliminated.  Divest the Council’s investments and pensions from fossil…

… and facilitate the development of local low carbon skills.  Explore ways to reduce emissions from waste and encourage a circular economy. The subsequent action plan details 60 actions the Council plans to take between 2022 and 2025, as well as 18 suggested actions for the climate emergency community partnership (Forest of Dean Climate Action), in order to help achieve carbon neutrality by 2030…

… and progress made with implementing the strategy and action plan. https://www.fdean.gov.uk/ https://www.fdean.gov.uk/ https://www.fdean.gov.uk/about-the-council/council-performance-and-spending/council-performance/ Forest of Dean District Council Page 7 of 68 www.fdean.gov.uk 18 January 2023 www.fdean.gov.uk Glossary Building

…. The subsequent Action Plan identifies the key actions the Council plans to take between now and 2025, based on today’s understanding, in its role as a key agent to achieving carbon neutrality across the district. The Council has decided against producing an action plan for the full 8 years leading up to 2030 in order to reflect the fact that any plan needs to be a flexible and agile to the kinds…

… to meet its pledge, following on from and building upon the Council’s Climate Emergency Rapid Action Plan (RAP) published in January 2020. The RAP was key in accelerating activity from the early evidence gathering and foundational stage into the first phase of priority activity. Some of the actions within the RAP will continue to be implemented over time, however now is an appropriate time…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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…. Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2019 –203019 W an d sw o rt h - A n e nv ir o n m en ta lly f ri en d ly b o ro u g h Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2019 –203020 W an d sw o rt h - A n e nv ir o n m en ta lly f ri en d ly b o ro u g h Targets 2019-2022: • Improve energy efficiency of Council municipal buildings by 10…

…. On the Thames and the Wandle we are reducing flood risk, and in our parks and commons we are improving biodiversity. We are moving to electric and alternative fuels for our council vehicle fleet. We are now building on this record to help achieve our biggest environmental challenge yet – to be a carbon neutral council by 2030 and a zero emission council by 2050. No area of council life will be left…

… of the purchasing and consumption of the Council, staff and contractors. We will build the principles of sustainability into the way we procure goods and services and encourage our suppliers to improve their own environmental performance. The Council will promote and enhance its community leadership role, not just by setting a good example in the way we deliver our services and manage our resources…

… on climate change at the local level encouraging residents to make changes to adapt to climate change. Management of our estate The built environment is crucial to allow us to adapt to changing and increasingly extreme climatic conditions. We will continue to invest to ensure our social housing and municipal buildings can standup to the challenges caused by a changing UK climate and work to reduce…

…- mobility solutions as technology develops. In addition to promoting sustainable transport, the Council currently has approximately 130 vehicles that are used by a number of different services including highways, building works, housing, facilities management and vehicles contracted to third party companies for our school minibus and refuse collection service. The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ…

Nottingham City Council

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…, annually. Nottingham City Council’s Plan 2019-2023 includes the pledge ‘Become the first carbon neutral city in the country, reaching this target by 2028’. Progress towards this pledge, including annual milestones and the carbon neutral pathway targets, will be reported quarterly as part of the Council’s corporate reporting. Working Together /12 Working Together Partner…

… to sustainability (75%) Company travel plan encourage public transport, walking, cycling (71.4%) Some of the other ways organisations take action are: Signing-up to the forthcoming Council Business Charter Allowing more flexible working and online meetings for staff where possible to reduce travel Making buildings energy efficient to cut costs and carbon, and to provide a more productive…

…: Transport 17 Chapter Two: The Built Environment 24 Chapter Three: Energy Generation 30 Chapter Four: Waste and Water 35 Chapter Five: Consumption 39 Section Two – Carbon Removal 44 Section Three – Resilience & Adaptation 47 Section Four – Ecology & Biodiversity 51 Glossary 54 Foreword /01 Foreword Nottingham City Council has responded to the climate…

… a real difference to people’s homes, businesses, transport and to the way the Council operates. We’ve met our 2020 energy strategy emissions target early of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 26% from 2005 levels. The most recent figures from 2017 show a reduction of 41% for the city and 49% per person. We believe the approach we are taking will bring multiple benefits…

… to the citizens, businesses and organisations of Nottingham. Our carbon neutral charter sets out the principles, priorities and definitions of this approach, building on our previous successes and state-of-the-art knowledge. This is one of the most important and complex challenges any society has faced, which is why the Council has taken it to the core of how it operates, and why it is so pleased…

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