What this consultation is about
We're committed to mitigating against climate change, while also adapting to the inevitable impacts. Efforts to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to changing conditions in Derbyshire have been underway for many years with some success. However, we need a whole range of actions to help us to continue to minimise the impacts that climate change will have on our communities now and in the future.
This charter sets out how the council and partners will tackle climate change up to 2019 and sets out ambitions based on six key priority areas.
We are interested in your views and comments to help shape this strategy and future work in responding to climate change within Derbyshire.
The Derbyshire Climate Change Charter has two main aims:
1. To provide a Derbyshire wide ambition and course of action to tackle climate change based on six key priority areas. This will be done by:
- Identifying and developing specific actions to be taken to reduce the risks associated with negative climate change impacts, and build county wide resilience to these impacts.
- A Climate Change Action Plan will be developed across the six key priority areas in the charter.
- The Climate Change Action Plan will be developed and delivered through partnership working and the development of joint initiatives. This approach acknowledges that, in order to tackle climate change issues, no single organisation can do this in isolation.
- Enable partnership working to identify and take advantage of the positive effects of climate change.
- Help organisations, businesses and communities to understand their impact on climate change and their contribution towards reducing that impact.
2. To provide, our communities, our members and partners with a single point of reference for climate change action happening both within the council and across the county.
- Action on climate change has been happening for many years and carried out in many different ways, much of which goes unrepresented. This charter aims to link all the hard work together and provide a starting point and information hub for all to use.
- It is expected that the charter will grow and evolve over time to reflect changes in the climate, technology and available resources.
- The charter will be an online based document that will be accessible to businesses, community groups and individuals. This will allow for sharing of ideas, avoid duplication and encourage collaborative approaches to tackling climate change.
Who can take part?
The consultation is now closed. The Climate Change Charter is attached to this page. If you require more information please contact Alison Wheeldon.