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Climate Change Home

Reducing Flintshire County Council's carbon footprint.

Climate Emergency

Background

The Council supports the declarations made by Welsh Government for the Public Sector to become carbon neutral by 2030. 


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Green Energy

The Council's carbon emissions

Everything we do has an effect on the environment we live in; from burning fossil fuels for heating to collecting kerbside waste and recycling. 

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Energy

Behaviour

Behavioural change is a large part of climate action and the success of both the Council’s and the wider nation’s climate ambitions hangs on all of our actions. 

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Buildings

Council owned buildings produce a quantity of carbon emissions because of the use of energy which burns fossil fuels. 


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Climate - Mobility and Transport

Mobility and Transport

Emissions from Council operated fleet remain a consistent source of carbon emissions.

 

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Land use

The Council can utilise its land to support its carbon aims. We can do this through investment in renewable energy, and planting schemes to support carbon absorption and improvement and maintenance of our biodiversity.

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Procurement

Current estimates by Welsh Government show that 60% - 81% of public sector organisations’ operating budgets are spent with suppliers and contractors.


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Energy Green

Reducing the county's carbon emissions

There are a number of actions that can be taken by the Council to reduce GHG emissions from the wider county. 


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