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West Sussex County Council

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…) The UK Government is required under the 2008 Climate Change Act to publish a CCRA every five years (the next one is due in 2022). The Act stipulates that the Government must assess ‘the risks for the United Kingdom from the current and predicted impacts of climate change’. • The Clean Growth Strategy 2017 outlines the plan to grow the national income while cutting greenhouse emissions. • The 25…

… Benefits 7 A need for leadership 8 Our opportunities 8 County Council Commitments 9 We will mitigate the effects of climate change by 9 reducing carbon emissions We will adapt and be resilient to a changing climate 9 We will source and use resources sustainably 9 We will support and grow our local green economy 9 We will transform how we work 9 Governance 10…

… to see. The Climate Change Act 2008 is the UK’s long- term framework for tackling Climate Change. The Act aims to facilitate the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy by 2050. In 2019 the Government amended the goals within this Act and committed the UK to achieving “net zero” greenhouse gases by 2050. A number of national policies and initiatives have been introduced to help meet targets…

… of working at the heart of our organisation, we will be well placed to deliver on our ambitious commitments. The commitments are carefully worded and unambiguous, to ensure that they are relevant and applicable across our entire organisation. Governance Establishing a robust governance framework to ensure the delivery of this ambitious work is critical. To move to a position where this work…

… Year Environment Plan published in 2018, sets comprehensive goals and targets to improve the UK’s air and water quality and protect threatened plants, trees and wildlife species. • The Resource and Waste Strategy 2018 outlines the actions the UK will take to minimise waste, promote resource efficiency and move towards a circular economy. • The Clean Air Strategy 2019 demonstrates how the national


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