Somerset's Climate Emergency Strategy documents
Electric Vehicle Strategy
Here is the Somerset Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy.
This EV Strategy describes how the use of conventional fuelled petrol and diesel vehicles must transition to ‘Zero Emission’ Electric vehicles, in line with national policy, as well as setting out the opportunities and the challenges that this will bring as we look to decarbonise transport across Somerset to help tackle the Climate Emergency.
The Strategy has been, or will very soon be, adopted by all 5 local authorities across Somerset and we are now working together to deliver on the numerous recommendations, including cutting our own fleet emissions and delivering EV charging infrastructure across the county.
Somerset’s Climate Emergency Strategy
Somerset’s Climate Emergency Strategy has been developed jointly by the five Somerset local authorities, sector experts and external partners following a public consultation that took place in January 2020 and was formally adopted by all five Councils in November 2020.
The aim of the strategy is to reduce carbon emissions in the county and make Somerset a county resilient to the inevitable effects of Climate Change.
The strategy provides some high-level detail explaining what climate change is and what causes it, where carbon emissions arise from globally, nationally and locally and what the impacts will be here in Somerset. The strategy sets ambitious goals to become a carbon neutral county by 2030 and also outlines what the five councils intend to do to address the most important issues around the Climate Emergency
Here are printable versions of the documents but please consider the environment before printing