Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority Board agree Mission Zero route map
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority has just agreed its Mission Zero route map, putting the Park Authority on the pathway to net zero emissions by 2030 or sooner. The Plan was agreed at the Park Authority Board meeting on 7th December.
The development of the Mission Zero route map was supported by a short piece of commissioned work undertaken by Practically Green and the SSN Secretariat. This work was done in October, and included site visits, emission analysis and implementation recommendations. A consultants’ report then formed the basis of a staff workshop on 2nd November and a Board workshop on 12th November. The workshop outputs were then used to hone the Mission Zero report ready for the Board meeting on 7th December.
The Board’s decision has set the Park Authority’s Net Zero emissions target as 2030 and has established a clear plan of action on investment in carbon reduction projects, estate changes, investment on low carbon transport options, and initiatives to support positive behaviour change. Additionally, the Mission Zero route map clarifies the challenges around residual emissions and lays out a prioritised approach to sequestration and off-setting, based on clear good practice principles.
Commenting on the Mission Zero route map development process, Charlotte Wallace (Engagement and Programme Manager and SSN Member) said:
“It was really valuable for us to work with staff from Practically Green and SSN to improve and accelerate the Park Authority’s approach to climate change and our Mission Zero route map."
"The Boards approval now sets us on a course towards net zero emissions by 2030 at the latest, with clear plans for how this target will be achieved. We look forward to sharing our experience with others in SSN in 2021, and to collaborating on the challenges and opportunities for climate action in the years ahead”.
The fully designed Mission Zero route map will be published on the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority website soon. Progress reports will be shared with their Board and published on the website alongside mandatory public body climate change reports. An SSN case study is now being developed, for publication in early 2021, which will provide more insight on how the Mission Zero Plan was developed and what it means for the future of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority.