Climate Emergency Action

What's been happening?

Installed Water refill at the dell.  The Town Council has successfully installed a water refill stations at. various locations in the town. These stations provide fresh water facilities for members of the public to fill up reusable water bottles, discouraging the buying of plastic water bottles.


The Climate Change Working group is continuing to meet regularly, the next meeting date will be the 9th October at 2pm


It is now clear that the world has less than 12 years to switch away from fossil fuels to avoid the worst impacts of Climate Change.

Reducing energy use and switching to clean energy will also increase energy security, improve air quality, minimise fuel poverty, boost the local economy and provide jobs and training.

Peacehaven Town Council has declared a Climate Emergency and committed to going carbon neutral by 2030.

This will help to raise the profile of this vital issue and secure external funding. Peacehaven Town Council has also signed up to the Covenant of Mayors to track its progress and link with towns around the world who are cutting emissions.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1.5ºc Report, published in October 2018, humanity has 12 years for “ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities” to deliver the “rapid and far-reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport and cities” needed to turn this around, so we can avoid reaching tipping points where we no longer have the ability to avoid extreme weather events.

It is vital that all communities play their part in reducing carbon emissions.

Bold climate action can deliver economic benefits in terms of new jobs, new income streams and localising wealth generation as well as improved well-being for people locally and worldwide.

Declaring a “Climate Emergency”, Peacehaven Town Council has:

  • Supported the setting up of a Climate Change Group involving Councillors, residents, young citizens and experts working in this field. This Group will review Councils current actions and help the Council develop a Carbon budget taking into account both production and consumptions of emissions.
  • Called on the UK Government to provide the powers, resources and help with funding to make this possible.
  • Drawn upon the observations, insights and reports of the Citizens Panel.
  • Reviewed the Council’s Investment Strategy to give due weight to Climate Change targets.
  • Reported to Full Council prior to the next budget cycle with a fully costed action plan to address the emergency to feed into the 2020 budget.
  • Requested the setting up of a Citizen’s Panel and a Young Citizen’s Panel in order to help identify how the Council’s activities might be made net-zero carbon by 2030.
  • Systematically considered the Climate Change impact of each area of the Council’s activities.
  • Increased local resilience to climate impacts already in the system.

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