Climate emergency

Climate Emergency

 

Tackling climate change is one of the Council’s top priorities and so in March 2019 we declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to make Plymouth carbon neutral by 2030.

This is a big challenge and huge changes will need to be made so we have produced two actions plans to show what we intend to do.

The Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) lists all the actions that we are taking, as well as other partners in the Plymouth Net Zero Partnership, to reduce emissions across the city and to encourage others to do the same.

The City Council's emissions make up about 1% of the city's overall greenhouse gas emissions. These are going down every year but more needs to be done, more quickly, to reduce them further. The Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan (CCRP) lists the things we will do to reduce emissions in the day-to-day running of the Council, for example in our own buildings and fleet. 

We monitor our progress against each actions and review the plans in a public forum every 6 months. We will develop new action plans each year up to 2030. 

Partner website - Plymouth Energy Community

Future Plymouth 2030 - The Future Plymouth 2030 webinar series intend to discuss collaborative journeys required to achieve reduced carbon development, presenting some of the tools necessary to realise a sustainable city and help to define a better path for a viable future for Plymouth.