South Gloucestershire Partnership
The South Gloucestershire Partnership has responsibility for co-ordination of actions that support the protection and enhancement of the environment. It has a key role in making sure that a high profile is given to environmental issues, that challenging targets are set and delivered and that the other partnerships take a low carbon and environmentally responsible approach. The partnership has representation from a wide range of voluntary, community, statutory and commercial organisations. All meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to put questions to the partnership.
On the 17th 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 committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions across the area by 2030.
In addition the council is signing up to the UK100 pledge to ensure 100% renewable energy across the area by 2050.
Addressing the Climate Emergency locally will involve increasing action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, housing, industry and land use and working with a wide range of stakeholders including residents, businesses, community and voluntary groups, health providers, landowners and strategic organisations.
The council will be looking at the action it is currently taking on climate change and will be considering how this can increased.
A key part of this work will be to determine what form public engagement on the Climate Emergency should take.
What form public engagement will take should become clear in Autumn 2019 and details will be updated on this page.
There are many influential and successful groups across the area who are delivering action on climate change and we can put you in touch with your local group if you would like to start taking action.
If you would like to find out more please contact: Environmental.Policy@southglos.gov.uk
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