Climate Emergency Plan – DRAFT

Overview

Please join us and enter your baseline 2018 energy usage – scroll down to the “Domestic Heating” and “Domestic Electricity” boxes and click the “Submit your data…” button. No individual data will be shared. Once you’ve entered your data, please spread the word πŸ™‚

Staverton Parish Council has set up a Climate Emergency Working Group (CEWG), made up of volunteers, with the aim of helping co-ordinate the development of a parish plan for net zero carbon by 2030.

This page will provide an overview of the plan as it emerges, dividing it into areas of interest, which you can click into for further detail. You can enter your baseline heating and electricity usage below.

UK CO2 Emissions by Sector

So that we can focus our efforts appropriately, it’s helpful to look at a breakdown of UK emissions by sector.

Note that “Other Greenhouse Gases” are mainly farming and waste management (methane and nitrous oxide), which takes agriculture closer to 20% of total emissions. “Residential” is mainly gas and oil for home heating and cooking. Unfortunately international air travel is not included in UK government data, and nor are CO2 emissions embodied in the goods we import (including food).

Figures from government data: click here for report

Parish Action Plan

This is a rough outline for now, and will develop over time. The idea is to divide the plan into different areas of focus, with groups of people looking at each area – as many people as possible. The working group believes we should start acting as soon as we can in each area, rather than waiting until we have a full plan.

The boxes below represent proposed categories covering each main area of the plan. As work commences, you will be able to click to participate, or view further detail. Click on the “Submit your data…” buttons to enter your baseline 2018 energy usage

Oil

Domestic Heating

Aim: Audit to establish total oil usage -> set annual steps for zero by 2030

Β Submit your 2018 baseline oil or gas usage. Your data will not be public.
Β View Targets vs Actual Graph
Β Tips for reducing your heating CO2
Electr

Domestic Electricity

Aim: Audit to establish total oil usage -> set annual steps for zero by 2030

Β Submit your 2018 baseline usage. Your data will not be separately visible.
Β View Targets vs Actual Graph
Β Tips for reducing your electricity CO2
Factory

Business Energy

Potentially follow same route as domestic – for discussion. 356 houses (council tax rated). Also 58 business rated properties: pubs, workshops, industrial units, small no of holiday units etc

Bus

Transport

Extent of role for CEWG to be discussed

Food

Our food choices have implications for carbon emissions. How can we provide information for people wanting to lower the carbon involved in their diet?

Tractor

Farming

Farming practices have a bearing on greenhouse gas emissions

We are looking for some farmers to be involved in the Action Group to help us understand the challenges faced by the farming community, consider what actions that might help lower emissions and also lock up carbon, and then help share that knowledge.

Goods

The UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen in recent years, but partly due to more goods being manufactured overseas. We are indirectly responsible for the CO2 embodied in those products when we buy them. Can the CEWG find guidance on carbon footprints of common products?

Biodiversity & Environment

Water

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What other sub-sections are needed? For discussion

Other ideas to consider

There is much to be gained from working together as a community and we aim to use the parish halls as venue for such as:

  • Drop-in sessions to help people submit their data – bring along your fuel / energy invoices
  • Information sharing sessions on things like switching to air source heating
  • A parish tree planting exercise
  • Talks from experts

Easy changes you can make that don’t form part of the above plan

  • Use ecosia.org instead of Google for your internet searching. Ecosia uses its profits to plant trees. Over 72 million now planted – see how they operate. In contrast, Google pay almost no tax on huge profits. Set ecosia as your default homepage in your browser.
  • Switch to an ethical bank – list here. Traditional banks are helping fund the approx $500bn annual investment in developing new oil and gas fields – IEA report.
  • Run your house on renewable electricity: switch to a green electricity supplier. Click here for more info. It’s really easy. You just fill in a quick form online and the new supplier organises the switch. You may even save money!!

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