West Dunbartonshire Council develops a route map for a net zero future
In March 2020, West Dunbartonshire Council began developing a new overarching Climate Change Strategy, as a Route Map to reaching national climate change targets. The strategy was commissioned in response to the Climate Emergency, announced by Scotland’s First Minister in 2019, followed by the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019, detailing new emission reduction targets for Scotland nationally.
Councillor Marie McNair, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development said:
“This strategy illustrates our firm commitment to mitigating national carbon emissions by supporting the Scottish Government to meet its ambitious climate change targets. As a Council we have already looked at how we use and provide energy; regularly encouraged employees to be more environmentally-friendly; developed biodiversity sites throughout the area and taken steps to manage and reduce the Council-wide carbon footprint. The plan outlined in this strategy will allow us continue making progress on tackling climate change locally as well as supporting national and global aims.”
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