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Darlington Borough Council

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…. Our climate emergency declaration commits the Council to reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. That is our end date and we will be making every effort to reach net zero at the earliest possible date. We will be examining how we might develop a medium-term carbon plan, allocating a carbon budget to each directorate. More work is needed to determine how we can do that fairly, given…

… that we are already seeing and will continue to see from historic emissions. Mitigation and adaptation are two sides of the same coin and we must take action on both. The action plan needs to be flexible to adapt and respond to new technologies, new understanding and government initiatives and so this will be an organic document. We will take advantage of all funding opportunities open to us…

… in place. For the majority of actions, it is unlikely that using savings from energy efficiency measures will be enough to fund future activity and investment will be needed. Milestones will be developed year by year to enable robust reporting to Full Council every six months and an annual report will be produced. This action plan is designed to help the Council reach its own carbon emissions

target. The Council is directly responsible for around 2-5% of the Borough’s emissions. We recognise our role as leaders and the importance of engaging with residents and businesses in Darlington. However, we also believe we have a responsibility to put our own house in order. We will be using our own experiences to feed into wider engagement work and will ensure that everyone has the tools…

… developments, to reduce energy use. We will also explore methods of capturing waste heat from energy use in our buildings. Changes to national planning regulations will impose energy efficiency targets on developers and require homes from 2025 to produce at least 75% fewer carbon emissions as well as be zero carbon ready, so no further retrofit is required for future technologies. At the end of 2021…


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