It is vital that the council manages the risks and opportunities related to climate change for example by controlling carbon emissions from our own operations. Reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 is part of the fight against climate change and a priority for the council. It is about getting our own house in order and leading by example. If the council does not monitor and manage its energy usage and subsequent carbon emissions then both are likely to increase year on year subjecting the council to ever increasing fuel costs and potentially carbon taxes. By reducing our energy consumption we also reduce our carbon emissions making a positive contribution to the environment and limiting the council’s vulnerability to rising fuel costs.
The council has been working to a Carbon Management Plan for over 10 years. In that time it has reduced its emissions by over a third. The current Plan expires in 2021 and work is underway to renew it and identify actions to reduce emissions further.
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