Have your say on how to reduce Gloucestershire’s transport emissions

GCC, along with all other Gloucestershire authorities, declared a climate emergency in 2019 and the county council adopted a Climate Change Strategy. This strategy saw the council set out the following carbon reduction targets:

  • The county council's own operational emissions to be net zero by 2030
  • Emissions from all sources across the county to be net zero by 2050
  • The county to work with partners to deliver an 80% reduction in emissions by 2030, relative to 2005.

In 2020, the county council strengthened its targets further, committing to reaching net zero emissions from all sources across the county by 2045.

The council, in partnership with UK100, held the Gloucestershire Decarbonising Transport Forum 2022 – Journey to Net Zero in July 2022. The forum's aim was to bring together key stakeholders and experts to discuss Gloucestershire's journey to net zero.

The council wants to hear from its residents, businesses, and community groups, to understand what they think are the best methods for reducing the emissions and tackling the climate emergency.

Cllr David Gray, Cabinet member responsible for the environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "We are committed to reaching net zero emissions from all sources across the county by 2045, in order to tackle the climate emergency.

"Everyone across the county has a role to play in reducing carbon emissions. This survey will allow us to understand what the council can do to enable residents across Gloucestershire to play their part."

A public survey will run from Friday, 13 January until Tuesday, 28 February.

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 16:40 by Arlene Deane

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