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St Albans City and District Council

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… Sustainability and Climate Crisis Strategy Our Phase 1 approach to tackle the climate crisis and create a more sustainable District (2020-2023) Page 2 Contents Foreword from Chief Executive 3 Joint Statement from the Political Parties 4 Introduction 5 People Power - We are all in this together 6 Getting to Net Zero 8 Climate…

… District by 2030, twenty years in advance of the government’s current net zero target of 2050. We know that this is ambitious. Significant investments and changes in organisational culture from the way we manage our buildings, deliver high quality services and procure our products will be required. However, we must not also forget that this challenge, great though it undoubtedly is, offers an exciting…

… to declare a Climate Emergency and do everything we can to reduce St Albans District carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. Climate change is already happening; we can no longer continue ‘business as usual’. In May 2019 the UK parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate emergency. The government has committed to reducing emissions to net zero by 2050. As a country we will all need…

… services by nearly 42% since 2008. To meet our objective of releasing net zero emissions by 2030 we will need to reduce emissions from our energy and transport use by 348 tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year. These changes will require significant initial investment and radical changes to the way we manage our buildings, deliver services, procure products and services. In the long- term these changes…

… or the objective of achieving net zero by 2030. People power - we are all in this together It is our hope that local businesses, organisations, schools, groups and residents will recognise the scale of the task required and support this strategy by developing their own plans and taking actions to improve the sustainability of their day-to-day activities. We invite you to email us a link to your own…

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