Angus Council, with a range of stakeholders, is currently writing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan. The plan will take into account greenhouse gas reduction, adaptation and wider sustainability issues. The plan will be published in Autumn 2021 and supersedes the previous Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan
Annually, Angus Council submits a statutory report to the Scottish Government on the authority's progress in contributing to Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets – a reduction in emissions by 70% by 2030, 90% by 2040 and a net-zero target for 2045. The report gives information on targets set, actions taken, and outcomes achieved and further actions required.
- Report No 271/20 - Public Bodies' Climate Change Duties: Angus Council Annual Report
The monitoring of our climate change response falls with the Climate Change Member Officer Group which meets twice per year. In addition, three focused groups lead on greenhouse gas reduction, adaptation, and sustainability reporting to the Member Officer Group and meet every three months.
Angus Council has published two Local Climate Impacts Profiles. These provide us with a better understanding of our exposure to weather and climate and the area’s vulnerability to severe weather events. In addition, the impact on local communities as well as the authority's assets and capacity to deliver services can be measured. For more information view the Angus Local Climate Impacts Profile (LCLIP) 1st edition) and the Angus Local Climate Impacts Profile (LCLIP) 2nd edition.
For more information on climate change and what you can do to help reduce its effects, visit:
- Scottish Government - Climate Change
- IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- UKCIP - UK Climate Impacts Programme
- GOV.UK - Adapting to climate change
- Met Office
- The Royal Society
- The Committee on Climate Change
- Energy Saving Trust
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