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Scottish Borders Council

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… (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…

… 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

… decent, fair and high value work, in a way which does not negatively affect the current workforce and overall economy. 4.8 Much of the climate emergency response focuses on reducing emissions (mitigation). Due to the complexity of how our atmosphere works, many of these interventions will take decades for the climate benefits to be realised. In the meantime, it is essential that we also…

… bodies. The report also acknowledges that while a Climate Emergency declaration issued by a council can be a powerful catalyst for action, it must be paired with a clear action plan and an appropriate commitment of resources. 1.3 In responding to the climate emergency, there is an urgent need to review how the Scottish Borders can make a step-change in activity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

…, 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…


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