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North Ayrshire Council

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… for the Future’. This Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy (ESCCS) has been developed to support the delivery of the Council’s priorities and continue to work towards a sustainable environment. A CLIMATE EMERGENCY In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warned that we have just 12 years to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C…

…. In response to this, governments and local authorities around the world have declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and on 11th June 2019 North Ayrshire Council declared its own Climate Emergency, committing to act on climate change. CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered patterns of energy use across the globe, with records indicating a 7% temporary reduction in global…

… rainfall, flooding, droughts, heat waves, wildfires and intense hurricanes. There is also a clear link between global warming and sea level rise as the rising temperatures cause expansion of seawater and melting of mountain glaciers. THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY Following a report stating the average global temperature increase for 2018 was approximately 1.1°C, the Intergovernmental Panel…

… to 1.5°C. The Council declared a Climate Emergency on 11th June 2019 and consequently committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. In order to accomplish this, we must make a real shift in operational culture and social behaviours, lead the way in reducing emissions from buildings, transport and waste, whilst increasing the use of renewable technology and implementing methods…

…. Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy 2021-23 15 | P a g e GOVERNANCE North Ayrshire Council takes action on climate change very seriously. Having declared a Climate Emergency, it is recommended that a Climate Change Working Group be established to help deliver on this commitment. The Physical Environment Service, within the Place Directorate, has the remit…

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