Torridge District Council have declared a 'Climate Emergency'. We have committed to a target of net zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2030. We also recognise the impacts we have on the residents, businesses and communities or Torridge through a range of functions and services that we deliver. We published our Carbon, Environment and Biodiversity Plan shown below, that will see us move to a low carbon, sustainable and resilient future and support our communities in this vital journey.
Resolving the causes and impacts of climate change needs a joined up approach where everyone from the government, businesses and local residents all play their part. We understand that we are in a position to promote effective partnership working in Torridge, and by publishing our plan we hope that this will support our communities on a journey to a low carbon, sustainable and resilient future.
This plan is only the start. It will be revised and updated as further actions become technically, politically and financially feasible - in the meantime read on to find out how you can contribute to reducing your carbon footprint and helping the planet.
What is your Carbon Footprint?
Your carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide you contribute to the atmosphere through your lifestyle. How does it compare to the average UK or global citizen? Click here and find out!