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
Towards a Climate Resilient Somerset – Somerset’s Climate Emergency Strategy
Somerset’s Climate Emergency Strategy Summary
Appendix 1 The Five Somerset Councils’ Climate Emergency Declarations
Appendix 2 Key Climate Change Terms
Appendix 3 Climate Emergency Framework Consultation (SCAN) Report
Appendix 4 The 5 Somerset Council’s and Exmoor National Park’s Environmental or Carbon Management Plans
Appendix 5 Climate Change Legislation
Appendix 6 CE Strategy Energy Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 7 CE Strategy Transport Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 8 CE Strategy Built Environment Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 9 CE Strategy Business Industry and Supply Chain Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 10 CE Strategy Natural Environment Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 11 CE Strategy Farming and Food Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 12 CE Strategy Water Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 13 CE Strategy Waste and Resources Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 14 CE Strategy Communications Sector Detailed Report
Appendix 15 CE Strategy Outcomes Table
Appendix 16 Summary Action Plan
Appendix 17 CE Strategy Carbon Measurement Tool Analysis (SCAN Report)
Report on the public consultation on Somerset Climate Emergency
Here are printable versions of the documents but please consider the environment before printing
Printable version of the Climate Emergency Strategy