Share your views on Council’s plan for a greener future

15/10/2019, PR-9196

​Wakefield Council is asking residents and businesses to share their views on how it can achieve its ambition of becoming a carbon neutral organisation.

Wakefield city centre

​Information received will be used to shape the Climate Emergency Action Plan, which is currently being developed with the ambition of the Council becoming a carbon neutral organisation by 2030.

 

People are being asked to take part in a consultation on the Council's website to put forward their ideas on how it can achieve a greener future.

 

The consultation includes questions asking for ideas on making the Council's fleet of vehicles cleaner and greener, potentially changing the way buildings are heated, and which carbon-off setting projects people would like to see in used to reduce the impact of emissions.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

​Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "We, as a Council, have a responsibility to play our part in limiting the impact of global warming on residents and businesses. We are planning ahead and looking to the future and we need to know what people think.

 

"I'd encourage everyone to take part in the consultation as we want to hear your ideas as to how we can best make a difference and reduce our carbon emissions."

 

People have until 1 November to have their say. To take part in the consultation visit http://bit.ly/ZeroCarbonWF

 
Since the Council declared a climate emergency in May it has been working hard to establish the current levels of carbon emissions and to identify priority areas where the greatest reductions can be achieved.

 

A report will be made to Cabinet in December containing information to understand the scale of the challenge to meet the 2030 target.