Sur­vey on cli­mate change

En­vi­ron­ment

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

Peo­ple are be­ing urged to have their say on two ac­tion plans that set out Peterborough’ s vi­sion to live within the re­sources of one planet by 2050.

The first plan sets out en­vi­ron­men­tal and sus­tain­abil­ity tar­gets for the city as a whole and the sec­ond plan fo­cuses on ac­tiv­i­ties that can be specif­i­cally be un­der­taken by Peterborough City Coun­cil.

The ac­tion plans are based on the in­ter­na­tion­ally recog- nised con­cept of liv­ing within the re­sources of one planet; set­ting out a vi­sion of a sus­tain­able world where peo­ple lead happy and healthy lives within their fair share of the Earth’s re­sources.

The plans are bro­ken down into ten ar­eas, each con­tain­ing a vi­sion to be achieved by 2050. En­vi­ron­men­tal tar­gets in­clude cut­ting car­bon emis­sions, en­ergy and wa­ter use, im­prov­ing sus­tain­able trans- port and­in­creas­ing re­cy­cling. Other tar­gets in­clude cre­at­ing a high skilled/low poverty econ­omy and im­prov­ing the health and well-be­ing of res­i­dents.

The coun­cil, which has a lead­ing role in the pro­ject, is urg­ing res­i­dents and busi­nesses to look at the plans and share their views as part of a con­sul­ta­tion. The draft Peterborough En­vi­ron­ment Ac­tion Plan and ques­tion­naire is avail­able on­line at www.peterborough.gov.uk/En­vi­ron­men­tCap­i­talAc­tionPlan

Hard copies are avail­able on re­quest by con­tact­ing the Cli­mate Change Team at en­viro nment cap­i­tal@ peterborough.gov.uk or on 01733 747474.

The dead­line for peo­ple to have their say is Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 12. For more de­tails, con­tact the Cli­mate Change team.

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