At the end of November 2019, the EU signed up to a Climate Emergency.
More than two thirds of all UK Local Authorities have already done this.
Most of these have committed to a carbon neutral target by 2030 – in just 10 years.
The next stage is action.
However, this is broadly uncharted territory…
- It is important to understand what is in, and out of scope.
- Whether the boundaries stop at the built estate and transport (scopes 1 and 2) and, if not, how far they travel beyond (and into scope 3 emissions).
- Where is the organisation now and where does it aim to get to… and by when?
- What are the drivers (beyond climate itself) and who are the stakeholders?
- Has the organisation consulted with local business, residents and stakeholders, and what are the first steps in this process.
We have been working on sustainability issues (energy, transport, waste, climate resilience/adaptation and mitigation) within Local Authorities since the late 1990’s. As such, we understand the difficulties and challenges involved alongside the opportunities and ultimate prize available.
CLS Energy are currently providing Climate Emergency and Carbon Neutrality advice to four distinct UK councils as well to two multi-national companies. We would would be pleased to discuss opportunities with you. Contact us or ring to speak to one of our specialists on 01865 421008.
As the responsible manager at the time, Alan Asbury (Technical Director at CLS Energy), over-delivered on Aylesbury Vale District Council’s carbon reduction targets of 22% in 2012 and 34% 2016 (4 years early):