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Uttlesford District Council

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… and evolving document that will be used to track and measure progress against the actions contained within. In many cases projects will require further development and assessment to ensure that they will deliver meaningful and measurable contributions to our overall aim of achieving net- zero carbon status by 2030. We are focussing on a strategy of actively exploring ways to reduce carbon emissions…

… and domestic energy. This document focuses on mitigating UDC’s own emissions, as measured in house and on mitigation of the latter of the government’s data set’s emissions. Biodiversity is included as a critical element of adaptation to climate change. The actions in this action plan aim to: - achieve net-zero carbon status in Council operations by 2030; - influence and aide reduction to net

… not be required to take responsibility for emissions beyond the council’s own control, this action plan reflects how we are embracing our wider leadership, partnership and enabling role. We have identified those areas within our direct control and responsibility, and those where we can play our part through persuasion, enablement and community leadership, with the aims of: • achieving net-zero carbon…

… status in council operations by 2030; • influencing and aiding reduction to net zero of the district’s entire CO2 output; • protecting and enhancing biodiversity in the district. Our Action Plan has 37 components. These are laid out in Part 2. Turning each action point (or ‘project’) into a worked-up plan and actually delivering is a considerable task. This therefore is PHASE 1 of the Action…

… Offsetting: The CCAP aims first and foremost to reduce emissions, by avoidance of use of emitting technologies, and where possible replacing them with lower emitting technologies. It is also possible to remove emissions (usually via sequestration) through offsetting. Offsetting is acceptable as a measure of last resort as part of a phased plan for reaching net zero and finally to counterbalance…


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