Our draft Climate Change Action Plan is out for consultation and we want to hear the views of all residents, businesses and local organisations.
Climate change emergency
Until 26 November 2021 everyone can have their say on the plan, including all younger residents who have their own questionnaire to complete.
Climate action is crucial to the environment, bringing benefits to air quality, health, nature, economy and our wallets. Not only will it make our district a better place to live, work and play but also protect valued local features such as the ancient woodland of Epping Forest.
Focussing on the climate emergency declared in September 2019 the plan covers two main areas – reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions in the delivery of council services and encouraging others to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions.
In a bid to make the district carbon neutral by 2030 the Council is already taking action. We have purchased electric vehicles, increasing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging provision, delivering lower emission, demand responsive, transport services and safer active travel options and improving digital infrastructure in existing communities as well as in new developments. It is also supporting residents to improve their home energy efficiency through grant funding as part of the plan.
We can all do our bit by reducing the number of car journeys we make, switching to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles and using renewable energy, improving building energy efficiency and eating a more plant-based diet. Actions to reduce use of vehicles and changing to Ultra Low Emissions transport will bring multiple benefits as well as helping us to meet our climate change and local air pollution targets. Find out more about the simple things that make a difference on our climate change webpages.
The action plan, frequently asked questions, a general questionnaire and a youth questionnaire can be found on our website.
To request a hard copy please email email@example.com or visit the Civic Offices.
Join our online Community Q&A on 26 October 2021 at 6.30pm by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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