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Argyll and Bute Council

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… of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report Climate Change 2021 – The Physical Science Basis’ Argyll and Bute Council has delivered a 27% reduction in carbon emissions over the past five years – with emissions dropping for three years in a row during the lifetime of this Council. However, we recognise more needs to be done to achieve our intended goals of becoming the UK’s first net zero

… region and being a net zero organisation by 2045 – with ambitious interim targets of reaching 75% reduction by 2030. Tackling climate change is everyone’s responsibility. During the whole of this council term (2017 to 2022) Argyll and Bute Council has considered its contribution to that collective effort to be a key priority – including the theme of ‘Greener, Cleaner Communities’ as part…

… of its Priorities for the Life of the Council. This year has also been the year of COP26 in Glasgow and whilst addressing Climate Change is a global issue on that stage it is hugely reliant on partnership, collaboration and the actions of us all at a local level. We have supported COP26 in partnership with COSLA, highlighting some of our journey towards net zero thus far and also held 2…

… gases by 75% by 2030 (with a target of net-zero emissions by 2045). These are ambitious targets that require all sectors to contribute and it is recognised that the public sector will play a key leadership and ‘leading by example’ role. We will continue to work with COSLA, our local community planning partnership and emerging national groups to shape our activities in this regard…

… growing importance and technical advances the skillset and capacity for Council resource will need to evolve over the next 10 years to meet the interim 2030 targets set out nationally. This Decarbonisation Plan not only seeks to highlight work undertaken by the Council and promote planned activities but also to act as a routemap for our journey towards net zero. 1. Argyll…


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