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Cheltenham Borough Council

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… Climate Emergency Action Plan 1 CHELTENHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL’S Climate Emergency Action Plan Pathway to Net Zero Our 2030 action framework to become a net zero Council and Borough Follow CBC…

… is the biggest challenge we all face. That’s why Cheltenham has joined hundreds of local areas around the country in declaring a climate emergency and setting an ambitious Net Zero goal. But in this discussion we cannot afford lose sight of why we must act. It’s because we are all obliged to leave a better future for our children, grandchildren and everyone in future generations. The consequences…

… short car journeys for walking and cycling or onto clean buses, people will be healthier and air quality will improve – and urban areas will become more social places too. That’s at the heart of our Climate Emergency Action Plan: Pathway to Net Zero. Cheltenham Borough Council’s document sets out a wide range of actions that we must undertake to reach Net Zero. Some of these will be achievable…

… the scale of change, we must all bear in mind that we cannot afford not to act. But also that we can all contribute to a brighter future for all. Cheltenham can make a difference. Councillor Max Wilkinson Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency February 2022 3 Contents 1. Introduction Page 4 2. Purpose of the Climate Emergency Action Plan Page 5 3. Jargon-busting and achieving Carbon Net Zero

… Page 7 3.1 What is the Climate Emergency? Page 7 3.2 Climate implications for Cheltenham Page 8 3.3 The Jargon: What is the difference between ‘carbon-neutral’ and ‘net-zero’? Page 9 3.4 What do we want to achieve? Page 10 4. Carbon Footprint Calculations Page 11 4.1 CBC Carbon Footprint 2019-21 Page 11 4.2 Cheltenham Borough Carbon Footprint Page 11 5. Topics Page 12 A. Leading by Example…


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