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 will consist of five phases, with each phase including a questionnaire. This is Phase 1 of our engagement process. Four further phases will follow focussing on specific topics, these include: 

Energy & Buildings (14th of October) 
Land use (19th of October)
Transport (28th of October)
Business & Industry (30th of October)

All phases will be available on the Consultation Hub. 

Coming Soon!

Events - Virtual meetings and webinars will be published on this page shortly.

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

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Any Interest