Clackmannanshire Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and recognised climate change as one of the most serious challenges facing communities here in Clackmannanshire and across the world.
The Council also brought forward its net zero targets to 2040 at the latest and set an area-wide target of net zero by 2045.
The new Interim Climate Change Strategy sets out a framework for achieving these targets and includes ways of aligning major decisions, budgets and approaches to planning decisions with a shift to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Specific emission reduction opportunities have been allocated into six areas to aid the development of a thematically based Climate Emergency Action Plan:
The Council also recognises the need for the public to have a much more significant role in shaping collective future actions – particularly since the most severe impacts of climate change are likely to be felt by people who are at greater risks of poverty.
This is why the Council is establishing Climate Change Forums in each of the five ward areas of Clackmannanshire.
The Forums will allow young people, businesses, community organisations and residents to meaningfully contribute to environmental targets in Clackmannanshire.
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All annual climate reports are available via the Sustainable Scotland Network website.
The Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy was subject to a strategic environmental assessment (SEA). The SEA Environmental Report and Post-adoption Statement are available to download. Alternatively, you can view them free of charge at our offices at the address below Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
We are currently revising the Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, and under section 8(1) of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act, we have determined that we do not have to carry out a further SEA of it. The reason for this determination is that the strategy is unlikely to have significant environmental impacts, having regard to both the characteristics of the strategy, and the characteristics of its effects and of the area likely to be affected. Further detail can be found in the screening report, on the Scottish Government's SEA database.
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