On the 17 July 2019, South Gloucestershire Council declared a Climate Emergency.

This means that the council is saying that the global climate is in a state of breakdown and that this is an Emergency Situation and that we all need to urgent take steps to address this situation by preparing for the local impacts of climate change and by reducing our carbon emissions.

  • The council has pledged to provide the leadership to enable South Gloucestershire to become carbon neutral by 2030.
  • In addition the council is signing up to the UK100 pledge to ensure 100% renewable energy across the area by 2050.

The council set up a cross party task and finish group in July 2019 to consider evidence about how the council can respond to the Climate Emergency declaration. This group produced a report with a carbon emissions baseline gap analysis for the area and a series of recommendations about how the Council could respond. This report went to Cabinet in January 2020.

On the 27 April 2020 Cabinet provided a response to the Climate Emergency Task and Finish group recommendations approving a Year 1 Climate Emergency Action Plan.

Climate Emergency Year 1 Action Plan

The Climate Emergency Year 1 Action Plan and Cabinet Report can be found on the downloadable documents section of this page.

  • Appendix 1 – Responses to the Task and Finish Group recommendations
  • Appendix 2 – Climate Emergency Action Plan Year 1 – Projects already funded
  • Appendix 3 – Climate Emergency Action Plan Year 1 – New projects to be funded from the Climate Emergency budget
  • Appendix 4 – Governance Structure Chart
  • Appendix 5 – Equalities impact assessment
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