Climate friendly Argyll and Bute
“We all share one planet and rely on its resources to live our lives. We all have a duty therefore to look after it and to ensure that we leave it intact and sustainable for our younger and future generations.” – Council Leader, Councillor Robin Currie
The council is taking action in different ways, across all its services, to create a climate-friendly Argyll and Bute, so that we support the planet and the resources on which we all depend to live.
Here we provide an insight into actions we are taking to develop sustainable ways of working and living.
Action, investment and commitment
- Argyll and Bute Council has reduced its carbon emissions by 27% over the past five years.
- We are investing more than £1.2 million in action to save energy and deliver progress in becoming a net zero carbon emissions organisation by 2045.
- We have signed up to the national Household Recycling Charter
- We develop local actions to support national initiatives
- We promote becoming climate-friendly Argyll and Bute
- Our local development plan sets out how the council will deliver sustainable development
- We are developing walking and cycling routes
- Our young people are getting involved and playing their part, for example:
- We involve our young people in taking action, for example:
- schools and nurseries across Argyll and Bute (both council and other providers) are registered with eco-schools and a number have green flag status
- Rhu pupils fight climate change
Our sustainable development page provides more examples of action we are taking.
- Our Decarbonisation Plan sets out actions we are working to deliver for climate friendly Argyll and Bute. Our approach is based on addressing six overall themes:
- Energy and Water Consumption
- Transport emissions from our commercial fleet like buses, bin lorries, vans and cars.
- Preparing and adapting for impacts of climate change
- Offsetting our emissions through partnership and innovation
- Telling you about it and encouraging the community to do their bit #climatefriendlyABC
Updates to the Decarbonisation Plan, including an updated Action Plan, were approved in May 2023 and December 2022:
The Community Planning Partnership has developed a signposting page to community and partners efforts to tackle climate change