Monday 27 April 2020

Hull sets sights on becoming carbon-neutral city by 2030

Hull sets sights on becoming carbon-neutral city by 2030

Hull City Council has announced a new 2030 carbon-neutral strategy in response to the climate emergency it declared in April last year.

It says the plan involves immediate actions on the eight themes of heat, power, mobility, consumption, fair transition, carbon sequestration, jobs and innovation.

To accelerate the process and the delivery of 'green actions' the council suggested a dedicated work programme focused on energy generation and transport decarbonisation.

There will also be a new team of staff, who will support and drive forward carbon neutrality across the city with partners, stakeholders, businesses and residents.

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council, said “The effects of climate change are real and the strategy sets out how we need to respond as a council and city.

"As a council, we will lead the way with the investments we make in our city and staff to ensure that we are at the forefront of the changes required.”

The council has also introduced a way through which the residents would be able to submit their ideas about what action can be taken to address climate change.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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