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Responding to the Climate Emergency

Climate Change Strategy – have your say

To enable Weymouth to reduce its carbon emissions it will require us all to do our bit, and make changes in every area of life, from travel habits, to construction, to the food we eat. We need your help to ensure our Climate Change Strategy meets the needs of our local community and reflects your priorities. Now you can take part in our survey!

Do you have an idea or suggestion for tackling the climate crisis in Weymouth? Which local greenspaces are of value to you and your local community? What do you think of local bus and cycling provision?

Use our interactive Commonplace map to give us your thoughts on the above questions and more. Just click ‘Have your say’ below, drop a pin on the map and complete the survey to help us create a greener, cleaner, healthier and more connected Weymouth for all.

Visit our Commonplace website to find out more about this project. The survey will run until 21st July.

Climate Emergency declaration

The impacts of climate breakdown are already causing serious damage around the world. The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018;

(a) describes the enormous harm that a 2°C average rise in global temperatures is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and

(b) confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society and the private sector.

If the world is to stay within 1.5°C rise, developed countries like the UK need to cut emissions faster than poorer countries and achieve net-zero carbon by 2030. Strong policies to cut emissions also have associated health, wellbeing and economic benefits.

In response to the climate threat, Weymouth Town Council have declared a climate emergency and we have committed to making the Council’s activities net zero carbon by 2030. Below are examples of the work that we are doing in response to this.

Actions Completed

Actions On-Going

Actions Planned