Updating Derby's Climate Change Strategy
The Climate Change Strategy was originally written in 2015. It sets out Derby's ambitions to embrace the challenges that climate change will bring in a proactive way. It acknowledges the severity and magnitude of this issue on the planet, the impacts this is likely to have across the world, and the role of humans in shaping our climate.
The Climate Change Strategy is being updated. Derby’s goal now is to be zero carbon by 2035.
Aims of the Climate Change Strategy
The main aim of the Climate Change Strategy is to address this global issue at a local level in a way that benefits the people, economy and environment of Derby.
It is a starting point for future action; providing a framework through which we can all work together to make ourselves more efficient with resources and reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Also to address the challenges that a changing climate will bring and embrace any opportunities that arise in taking forward this agenda.
We want this strategy to:
- raise the profile and understanding of how Derby can proactively address climate change
- develop a shared vision for Derby
- recognise and build on the strengths of the city
- identify the work we need to do to tackle this complex and challenging issue
- promote a long-term and joined-up vision across all city partners that allows us to effectively plan together, to help manage the city’s response to climate change.
We want Derby to be a city that benefits from:
- A thriving sustainable economy - businesses are able to take advantage of technology, goods and services which enable them to use resources more efficiently while creating growth through innovation in low carbon markets.
- Smarter travel option - local people and businesses choose to use a range of easily accessible and integrated lower carbon travel choices.
- Energy-efficient homes - local people have homes that enable them to reduce their demand for energy and to use energy more efficiently.
- A secure local and renewable energy supply - Derby is able to reduce its reliance on energy from fossil fuels through a locally-generated, diverse, efficient and more secure energy supply.
- Being prepared for a changing environment - Derby is able to plan, measure and respond proactively to the effects of climate change and to implications of resource scarcity.
- An active community - local people and businesses are able to access skills and learning opportunities that promote positive action, collaboration and changes in behaviour.