Let's Work Together to Tackle and Adapt to Climate Change (Phase 2) Energy and Buildings

Closes 5 Jan 2021

Opened 14 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 and 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. 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 and Kinross Offer, everyone has something to offer when we talk about climate change.

Energy and Buildings has been identified as an area where we will have to make changes in order to tackle and adapt to climate change. This is because the way we heat and power our buildings is a major contributor to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  Across all of Perth and Kinross the total carbon emissions from domestic buildings is 273, 300 tonnes, and non-domestic buildings is 289,600 tonnes - predominately from space / water heating, and the equipment we use in our homes and businesses. The ambitious and challenging Scottish Government targets for both the domestic and non-domestic sector are detailed below:

Future actions within both domestic and non-domestic buildings will involve difficult decisions, and a significant amount of investment, and partnership working, to achieve climate change targets.

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 and 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.

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 2 of our engagement process. Three further phases will follow focussing on specific topics, these include: 

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

All phases will be available via 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