Let's Work Together to Tackle and Adapt to Climate Change (Phase 1)

Closes 5 Jan 2021

Opened 9 Oct 2020

Results expected 9 Apr 2021

Overview

In June 2019 Perth & Kinross Council declared support for the Scottish Government and UK Parliaments’ climate emergency statements. The Council committed to work with citizens and other stakeholders in setting out a route map to a low carbon and climate resilient Perth & Kinross.

The Interim Climate Emergency Report and Action Plan is the first stage in this journey. It is an interim document and forms the basis to start the conversation with our national and local elected representatives, our partners and communities about how we propose to tackle climate change together. This ongoing engagement process gives all partners and all citizens the opportunity to have a say in the proposals in the Plan.

Overwhelming scientific evidence has prompted local and national governments to declare climate emergencies. Perth & Kinross Council have summarised these targets which are derived from international, EU, UK and Scottish sources.

Whilst the overall targets may be set by legislation, the debate on our vision centres round how quickly we chose to deliver on our ambitions, and indeed, whether we want to go further or faster than legal targets dictate. It is also important that the vision not only sets our local targets but sets out what achieving these targets will look like. We aim to jointly develop targets with our businesses, communities and other stakeholders, taking into account different scenarios, and being realistic about the challenge and costs involved for each scenario. Similar to the Perth & Kinross Offer, everyone has something to offer when we talk about climate change.

You can view the Interim Climate Emergency Report and Action Plan below. If you have difficulty accessing this document, please e-mail us to request an alternative format.

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Who Is Engaging

Perth & Kinross Council aim to reduce emissions to net zero and we recognise the need for the public, as citizens and consumers, to have a much larger role in shaping our collective future actions. This is consistent with the emerging work on the Perth & Kinross Offer where we co-create solutions with communities and stakeholders, to support everyone in the area to live life well. We need to support the mobilisation of community led action to help our area move towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Competition

Fill in this survey in full and you could win up to £1,000 towards energy-saving devices, or carbon-saving actions.

The competition prizes available are;

  • one prize to the value of £500 and two prizes to the value of £250 available to schools, to be spent on energy and carbon saving actions, or towards active travel,
  • one prize to the value of £1000, two prizes to the value of £500 and four prizes to the value of £250 available to individuals and small businesses (fewer than 250 employees), to be spent on energy and carbon saving actions, or towards active travel,
  • one prize to the value of £1000 available to formally constituted community groups to be spent on energy and carbon saving actions, or towards active travel.

Please note that the prizes will be given in the form of vouchers to the winners.  Entrants must be 18 or over. Full Terms and Conditions are available.

Who Can Participate

Anyone can complete the questionnaire including, but not limited to;

  • Individuals (All age groups)

  • Community Groups

  • Third Sector Organisations

  • Landowners

  • Others involved with food growing, health or climate change action

How We Are Engaging

This engagement process to tackle climate change consists of five phases, with each phase including a questionnaire. This is Phase 1 of our engagement process. Other phases focussing on specific topics are:

Energy & Buildings (Phase 2) 
Land use (Phase 3)
Transport (Phase 4)
Business & Industry (Phase 5)

All phases close on 5th Januay 2021 and are available on the Consultation Hub. 

Events

Virtual meetings and webinars (details below), and also:

Perth City Dealership Forum 2020 Conference – Friday 6 November 2020 and Friday 4 December 2020
Details on how to register to attend online at: https://mostsustainablecity.com/

How To Comment

Our privacy notice (new tab will open) explains how the information you provide in your response will be used. If you would like to take part in our online questionnaire please click on the "I agree" button below to indicate that:

  •     you have read the privacy notice
  •     you agree to take part

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Aberfeldy Climate Café

    From 10 Nov 2020 at 19:00 to 10 Nov 2020 at 21:00

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-cafe-aberfeldy-perth-kinross-climate-action-ideas-input-tickets-127860543327

  • Dunkeld & Birnam Climate Café

    From 12 Nov 2020 at 19:00 to 12 Nov 2020 at 21:00

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-cafe-dunkeld-birnam-perth-kinross-climate-action-ideas-input-tickets-127622041963

  • Pitlochry & District Climate Café

    From 13 Nov 2020 at 19:00 to 13 Nov 2020 at 21:00

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-cafe-pitlochry-climate-action-ideas-for-perth-kinross-council-tickets-128327088777

  • Blairgowrie Climate Café

    From 18 Nov 2020 at 19:00 to 18 Nov 2020 at 21:00

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-cafe-blairgowrie-rattray-share-yourclimate-action-ideas-with-pkc-tickets-129102072775?aff=ebdssbeac&keep_tld=1

  • Climate Action Strathearn

    From 1 Dec 2020 at 19:30 to 1 Dec 2020 at 20:30

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-action-strathearn-tickets-130962200467

  • General Climate Change Matters

    From 9 Dec 2020 at 18:00 to 9 Dec 2020 at 20:00

    During this session, we will have the chance to identify any issues that have not been covered in our engagement survey through discussion with members of the public, as well as representatives from external organisations.
    If you would like to get involved please email climatechange@pkc.gov.uk to secure your place.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Any Interest