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Climate action across Essex detailed in 2023 report

News / Sat 16th Dec 2023 at 07:33am

AN annual report detailing climate action across Essex has been published by Essex County Council to track progress towards net zero.

The report includes updates on new council projects, such as the Carbon Cutting Essex App, and continuation of projects like the Essex Forest Initiative.

It also gives examples of projects from district, borough and city councils, as well as the NHS, universities, private businesses and community groups.

A motion was passed at Full Council, a regular meeting of all 75 county councillors, in May 2023 which requested the Essex Climate Action Annual Reports for 2021/22 and 2022/23 be presented in December to update members.

The council’s Climate Action Plan outlines a commitment track progress to net zero across the county. This was originally published in November 2021 in response to the Essex Climate Action Commission’s report Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral.

In July 2023, the council published a revised four-year plan backed by £250 million, which includes an £80 million grant secured to support climate action. 

Councillor Peter Schwier, Climate Czar and Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste and Recycling, said: “Essex County Council places great importance on unlocking the opportunities for transitioning to net zero.

“We are also supporting residents to reduce greenhouse gas emissions alongside mitigating the effects of climate change, such as flooding and overheating across the county.

“Our Climate Action Plan is both extensive and ambitious, therefore it is of paramount importance that we continuously track and assess its progress.

“As well as being a tool for success, we are very proud of our progress so far and we are excited to publicly share all that we have achieved to date.”

The Climate Action Plan and 2022/23 Climate Action Annual Report can be viewed online.

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2 Comments for Climate action across Essex detailed in 2023 report:

Pedro
2023-12-17 22:16:42

Seems we are all being brainwashed by the Climate change scam, that is nothing less than a scam for the transference of wealth and control to a select minority who have little or no regard for the climate as they jet and sail around the world with bigger carbon footprints then us ordinary folks would have in several lifetimes

Seamus
2023-12-18 00:30:22

Two sentences caught my eye. "In July 2023, the council published a revised four-year plan backed by £250 million, which includes an £80 million grant secured to support climate action." They could save £80 million by reusing the hot air that comes out of council meetings. Secondly "“We are also supporting residents to reduce greenhouse gas emissions alongside mitigating the effects of climate change, such as flooding and overheating across the county." If they seriously want to stop flooding then I can offer some advice. Put in place a drain and sewer jetting system in the summer to ready it for the winter and lastly, cancel the Gilston development on the fields that flood every year.

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