Let's Work Together to Tackle and Adapt to Climate Change (Phase 3) Land Use

Closes 31 Jan 2021

Opened 19 Oct 2020

Results expected 9 Apr 2021




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.

Land Use is one of the main areas that we identified, where we will have to make changes in order to tackle and adapt to climate change. In a changing climate, our trees, woodland and permanent grassland will capture and store carbon, reduce the impacts of flooding, provide habitat for displaced species, and provide shade in a warming climate.  An important factor in the effective functioning of our land is biodiversity and preserving a healthy ecosystem.

Land use changes such as loss of natural habitats and damage to peatlands through agriculture and development can both contribute to climate change and threaten biodiversity and the functions of our land itself, weakening our opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Changing our approach to land use is therefore crucial in ensuring that we are prepared for the warming climate and its consequences, as well as, in reaching 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 consists of five phases, with each phase including a questionnaire. This is Phase 3 of our engagement process. Other phases focussing on specific topics are:

Let's Work Together to Tackle and Adapt to Climate Change (Phase1)
Energy & Buildings (Phase 2) 
Transport (Phase 4)
Business & Industry (Phase5)

All phases close on 31st Januay 2021 and are available on the Consultation Hub. 


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


  • Aberfeldy Climate Café

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


  • Dunkeld & Birnam Climate Café

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


  • Pitlochry & District Climate Café

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


  • Blairgowrie Climate Café

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


  • Climate Action Strathearn

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


  • 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.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Any Interest