Climate change

Tackling the impact of climate change in Doncaster.

A report commissioned by Team Doncaster* has concluded that action is required to tackle climate change with the next decade to 2030 the most crucial.

The Doncaster Climate and Biodiversity Commission has reported that Doncaster is already experiencing the impact of climate change, which is likely to escalate dangerously over the coming years and decades unless fundamental action is taken.

Last year, Doncaster Council with the support of Team Doncaster partners, declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. In Doncaster, the effects of climate change have included flooding as a result of much greater rainfall in the region than usual and serious wildfires on Thorne and Hatfield Moors peatlands.

The report makes a number of recommendations and details an ambitious roadmap for Doncaster which includes plans to transition towards green transport, improve energy efficiency in homes and a significant increase in Doncaster's tree cover.

To achieve these ambitions, businesses and individuals all need to help to deliver the targets including improving their carbon footprint, and for individuals to make more sustainable choices in their daily lives. Reducing car journeys and increasing active travel, using smart meters, throwing away less and recycling more are all encouraged as cheap and easy to do solutions.

You can view the report and find out more about what the council and partners are doing to tackle climate change and what you can do to help.

Below is a short video from MP Ed Miliband and Doncaster’s Mayor Ros Jones about the launch of the Doncaster Climate and Biodiversity Commission report.

*Team Doncaster is the name of Doncaster’s Local Strategic Partnership. It brings together organisations and individuals from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to take shared ownership and responsibility for Doncaster's vision, leadership and direction. Read more about Team Doncaster

 

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Last updated: 10 December 2020 10:13:38