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Brighton and Hove City Council

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… Waste 22 Built Environment 24 Nature and environment (food, land use, agriculture) 26 Communication and engagement 28 Jobs, Education and skills 30 Circular Economy 32 Adaptation 34 Carbon offsetting 36 Procurement This Programme is Brighton & Hove City Council’s response to the climate and biodiversity emergency. It sets the direction for action on climate change by the council…

…, the focus has been on transport and travel, the Climate Assembly and engagement on the Downland Estate Plan. The on-line space will cover a range of other themes and initiatives such as environmental engagement and the circular economy over the coming months and seek residents’ input to help the city to transition to carbon neutrality. Formal consultations Individual projects within the 2030…

… for climate action • Developing the circular economy especially in the construction industry • Solutions for scaling up energy efficiency retrofits for private housing • Understanding the carbon footprint of consumables such as food and clothing. This Programme will be reviewed in 2023 in line with the council’s Corporate Plan for 2020 – 2023, which aims to deliver a fairer city…

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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… Services 24. Work with partners to develop criteria that require disclosure of emissions, promote circular economy and reduce emissions through the supply chain Criteria developed Low High Thriving Green Economy Q1 2022/23 Financial Services 25. Reduce carbon impact of investments Ensure an environmental approach to the investment of Richmond’s cash balances is maintained Approach…

…. Develop a new Local Plan which places climate mitigation and adaption at its heart, with zero-carbon policies embedded across planning. This will, but is not limited to: - Encourage circular economy - Explore going beyond London Plan standards for carbon neutral developments, with offsetting a last resort - ensure developments are climate resilient and require the use of sustainable drainage…

… assessment from developers, circular economy statements and contributions to the costs of monitoring energy efficiency in line with the GLA’s ‘be seen’ hierarchy and monitoring guidance. Independent examination in public, report due Q2 2023/24 Adoption of New Local Plan: Q2 2023/24 61. Our streets 62. Changing our approach to parking Change our parking policies to persuade…

Oxfordshire County Council

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… “direct” or “scope 1 and 2” emissions) Include pass/fail sustainability pre-screening questions Apply sustainability, innovation and circular economy principles at the outset and in our soft market testing for major contracts. Over 80% of the Council’s spend is with our 25 biggest suppliers. By working with those suppliers, we have the greatest ability to influence the carbons emissions…

… impact of our purchasing and move towards a circular economy. spotlight on… Our suppliers Skanska, our highways contractor, is committed to working with Oxfordshire County Council for an accelerated decarbonisation of our highways contract, including taking a range of steps to reduce the embodied carbon in its infrastructure projects. 7 How we will achieve it We will transform…

…. Other engagement initiatives like Oxfordshire Open Thought Support the Local Industrial Strategy to position Oxfordshire as a leader in clean growth Support cross-sector innovation to move towards a circular economy Participate in an Oxfordshire cross-council climate group to join up our actions Support policies that enable zero- carbon developments within…

Milton Keynes

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…. Milton Keynes will strive to be carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050 while creating one of the world’s most truly sustainable economies and models for growth. Our three priorities as outlined in this strategy are: a green energy revolution, to ensure the most efficient and low impact use of our resources, and to create a prosperous circular economy. These priorities ensure…

…, Milton Keynes Council Document title | Page 3 of 8 Strategy vision, principles and priorities Green energy Maximising the use of renewable energy, reducing carbon and providing resilience to the grid Circular economy Increasing the efficient use of resources to reuse materials, use less water, and ensure the best use…

… and commercial buildings will secure energy resilience; we can ensure all waste created is reused to create alternative forms of energy Document title | Page 6 of 8 Circular economy Milton Keynes Council’s vision to have a sustainable future means we need to rethink the way our economy uses resources. A circular economy is one which seeks to maximise the use we get from our…

City of Edinburgh Council

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… ......................................................................................................................................................... 25 Business Travel ........................................................................................................................................ 31 Staff Engagement ..................................................................................................................................... 36 Procurement and Circular Economy

… quantity of any greenhouse gas is the amount of carbon dioxide that would produce the equivalent global warming potential. Carbon Footprint A carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions (in CO2e), which were produced by an individual or organisation in a given time frame. Usually a carbon footprint is calculated for the time period of a year. Circular economy A circular economy is based…

… on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. Looking beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. (Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation) Climate Change Climate change is a large-scale, long-term shift in the planet's…

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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… Mitigation and Energy Efficiency 22 Our waste: Waste and Plastics and the Circular Economy 29 Our air: Improving Air Quality 35 Our nature: Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity 42 Our water: Water Management and Flood Abatement 49 LONDON BOROUGH OF RICHMOND UPON THAMES - CLIMATE CHANGE SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY 2019-20243 Very late in the day, the existential and urgent crisis posed by climate…

…-202416 Our waste: Waste and Plastics and the Circular Economy – We will embed reduce, reuse, recycle into everything Richmond does around waste. We will work with our residents, businesses and schools to reduce the overall amount of waste generated in the borough and will aim to be one of the top performing boroughs in London for recycling. We are committed to supporting residents to reduce…

… the amount of single use plastic they consume and to promote the Circular Economy across the borough. Our key target is to reduce the amount of waste generated in the borough Our air: Improving Air Quality – We will develop and deliver an ambitious air quality plan that will make a meaningful change to air quality in the borough with an emphasis on reducing air pollution particularly around schools…

London Borough of Brent

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… issues comprehensively Tackling the climate and ecological emergency requires action across a number of different and complex environmental issues, ranging from: carbon reduction; water conservation, cleaner air, healthy and active travel, biodiversity loss, greener spaces, adapting to global heating, warm homes, reducing waste and growing the green and circular economy. The challenge…

…-reduction-and-recycling-plan 14 3. Enhancing the Low Carbon Circular Economy Underpinning this is the need for Brent, and all of London, to move towards a low carbon, circular economy. This would involve a radical shift away from our current linear economy and ‘throwaway culture’ where products are made used disposed to one in which resources and products are kept in use for as long…

… as possible. This will also be at the centre of green economic recovery efforts following the COVID-19 pandemic. Brent is well placed to enhance its low carbon circular economy over the next 10 years as it is already amongst the top for London boroughs with the highest rates of employment in this sector. There are around 860 businesses in the borough involved in the circular economy. We will aspire…

City of Edinburgh Council

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… ........................................................................................................................................................... 31 Business travel .............................................................................................................................................. 39 Staff engagement ........................................................................................................................................... 46 Procurement and circular economy

… emissions reduction plan and brought for political consideration as appropriate: Adopting a circular economy approach to manage the Council’s operational estate https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13322/council-leaders-welcome-investment-to-make-council-buildings-greener https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/13322/council-leaders-welcome-investment…

…-to-make-council-buildings-greener Back to contents 14 A circular economy approach will allow assets (equipment, plant, fabric, etc) which still have residual value to be identified, recovered and where possible reused instead of them being disposed of. The reuse of assets will not only lead to cost savings but will reduce the carbon footprint of these assets, as well as saving embodied…

East Dunbartonshire Council

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… business models and adoption of circular economy principles across the business community and will lead by example by demonstrating efficiency in its day-to-day operations. 2020 Figure 2 – The multiple, inter-related benefits of active travel Active travel Carbon reduction It is these interdependencies and synergies that allow, and in fact necessitate, the joined-up vision set out above…

West Dunbartonshire Council

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… and Vulnerability 9 Strategic Environmental Assessment 10 4 Themes and Actions 12 Actions 12 Overarching Actions 13 Energy, Water & Assets 14 Housing 15 Waste & Circular Economy 16 Sustainable Travel 17 Sustainable Procurement 18 Biodiversity, Greenspace & Landscape 19 Climate Impacts, Risk & Adaptation 20 Schools & Education 21 Communities & Health 22 5…

… Dunbartonshire. CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN - TAKING ACTION FOR A NET ZERO FUTURE 14 15 CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN - TAKING ACTION FOR A NET ZERO FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN - TAKING ACTION FOR A NET ZERO FUTURE Waste & Circular Economy The Council will take action to manage waste sustainably by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering waste to improve resource efficiency whilst working…

… towards a circular economy. A circular economy is part of the solution to our global climate emergency - one in which products, services and systems are designed to maximise their value and minimise waste. It’s an all-encompassing approach to life and business, where everything has value and nothing is wasted (Zero Waste Scotland, 2016). Transitioning to a Circular Economy and enhancing resource…

East Devon District Council

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… and Strata. There will be significant cost implications but these are unknown at this stage. Adopt the Circular Economy approach of refuse; reduce; reuse and recycle, whilst continuing to implement the Waste Strategy, which aims to continuously improve our recycling rate, and operate to high environmental credentials. December 2019 JG This is intended to reduce the Council’s consumption…

…. Promote and encourage new business models focused around the Circular Economy. Build the commitment to sustainable procurement in both the public and private sectors. December 2019 SD We need to have a better appreciation of supply chain issues in relation to carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. There will be cost implications but these are unknown at this stage. Include an agreed…

… the carbon benefits and cost implications of such decisions. March 2020 SD This is part of the circular economy adoption with an emphasis on reducing consumption. There is likely to be cost implications but these are unknown at this stage. Review our investments and satisfy ourselves that we are investing in ethical, environmental and green activities consistent with our climate change…

Stirling Council

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… underpinning this objective • Local Development Plan • Circular Economy Plan • Regional Economic Strategy • With support from our partners, we will develop a Circular Economy Plan for the Stirling area in 2021. • Integrate the economic and jobs opportunities from waste reduction, recycling and the circular economy in our Regional Economic Strategy. INSPIRE all to take action • We will work…

… of the circular economy. • We will work tirelessly with our partners to drive down the need for unnecessary use of resources and the needless production of wastes. 3 24 Nature and Biodiversity What we have achieved so far... • Raised peat bogs, such as Wester Moss, have locked up thousands of tonnes of carbon. Active management by partners and volunteers is increasing the site’s carbon…

… provided by net-zero carbon and the circular economy at the heart of the Regional Economic Strategy, which is currently under development. This will include: • Supporting business start-up and entrepreneurship; • Helping all businesses understand the opportunities of the green economy, and how to take action; and • Positioning Stirling’s beauty, environmental ambitions and climate resilience…

Stirling Council

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… underpinning this objective • Local Development Plan • Circular Economy Plan • Regional Economic Strategy • With support from our partners, we will develop a Circular Economy Plan for the Stirling area in 2021. • Integrate the economic and jobs opportunities from waste reduction, recycling and the circular economy in our Regional Economic Strategy. INSPIRE all to take action • We will work…

… of the circular economy. • We will work tirelessly with our partners to drive down the need for unnecessary use of resources and the needless production of wastes. 3 24 Nature and Biodiversity What we have achieved so far... • Raised peat bogs, such as Wester Moss, have locked up thousands of tonnes of carbon. Active management by partners and volunteers is increasing the site’s carbon…

… provided by net-zero carbon and the circular economy at the heart of the Regional Economic Strategy, which is currently under development. This will include: • Supporting business start-up and entrepreneurship; • Helping all businesses understand the opportunities of the green economy, and how to take action; and • Positioning Stirling’s beauty, environmental ambitions and climate resilience…

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

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… Strategic themes 22 4. Initial action plan - 2020-25 29 Circular Economy 30 Energy 31 Natural Environment 33 Transport 35 5. Implementation 37 Our approach to prioritising actions 37 Monitoring 37 Funding 38 Engagement and Communications 38 Appendix 1 – Council carbon emissions 39 FOREWORD In June 2019, the Royal Borough…

… (commercial / developed separately in consultation industrial) with the relevant bodies. Electricity (homes) Gas and other heating fuels (homes) Page 5 Strategic themes We have structured our strategy around four key themes to focus strategic action on areas we have control over at a local level: Circular economy Circular Economy refers to more sustainable resource use. Attention…

… four strategic themes. The strategic framework provides the basis for our ongoing activity and investment. The themes comprise of circular economy, energy, natural environment and transport and in doing so refect the commitments that were made by the council in declaring both an environment and climate emergency. Circular economy Energy Natural environment Transport Page 22…

London Borough of Sutton

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… Sutton's Environment Strategy 2019-2025 SUTTON’S ENVIRONMENT STRATEGY 2019–2025 & CLIMATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN CONTENTS Foreword - Cllr Manuel Abellan 3 Foreword - Cllr Ben Andrew 5 The Vision 6 Be part of this! 8 Cleaner air 12 A greener borough 16 Achieving net zero carbon 20 Creating a circular economy

… cleaner air, and more journeys taken by bike, public transport or on foot. We’ll have more green spaces, connected to each other, protecting and enhancing nature and biodiversity. Our energy will be renewable and our homes will be warm in winter, cool in summer, and well insulated. We will reduce waste and create a circular economy, with options to reuse, repair or re-manufacture the things we…

… poverty. CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY Reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling from 50% year on year. Embed sustainable procurement into the Council’s buying and contracts. REPAIR REUSE REMANUFACTURE TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE Retain Sustainable Food City status each year. Raise awareness of the climate emergency and the impacts of climate change on Sutton. BE PART…

London Borough of Wandsworth

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… of emissions, promote circular economy and reduce emissions through the supply chain Criteria developed Low High Innovation and Funding Q1 2022/23 Financial Services 20. Explore feasibility of increasing deliveries to the council using sustainable methods, such as electric vehicles. Options investigated and developed Low Medium Improved Air Quality Q2 2021/22 Financial Services 21. Work…

East Lothian Council

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… Homes and Buildings Key Priority Area 2: Opportunities for Sustainable Energy and Heat Key Priority Area 3: Climate Adaptation: Climate Ready Buildings Outcome 4: A Resource Efficient and Sustainable East Lothian and the route to Zero Waste We will work towards a Zero Waste and Sustainable East Lothian, a place of social equity underpinned by sustainability, promoting the Circular Economy

…, ensuring the next generation has the resources they need to thrive Key Priority Area 1: Waste Reduction and Recycling Key Priority Area 2: Circular Economy Key Priority Area 3: Reducing Litter and Plastic Waste Outcome 5: A Low Carbon and Sustainable Economy East Lothian will have Scotland’s most sustainable and digitally connected local economy, with thriving, low carbon and sustainable…

… Key Priority Area 1: Waste Reduction and Recycling ………………………………………………………. 67 Key Priority Area 2: Circular Economy ……………………………………………………………………………. 70 Key Priority Area 3: Reducing Litter and Plastic Waste ……………………………………………………. 71 Outcome 5: A Low Carbon and Sustainable Economy…………………………………………………… 73 Key Priority Area 1: Businesses and the Local Economy ………………………………………………….. 74 Key Priority…

Glasgow City Council

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… and communities, biodiversity and habitats, supporting a sustainable, circular economy to thrive in the city. 1.1 Foreword Climate Change is the greatest challenge of our lifetime, and one with potentially devastating implications for all sectors of society if we do not rise to that challenge and act decisively and quickly. We recognise that the city council must show leadership on this issue…

…, which brings together key stakeholders to develop and design solutions in this area. 5 - Moving towards a circular economy: There are already a number of good examples of pioneering businesses going further and supporting innovation in the city. Glasgow is working hard to develop our ambitions for a circular economy in its recently approved and adopted its innovative Circular Economy

… Route Map, published in 2020. The route map presents a vision for a city which minimises the extraction and use of precious natural resources and encourages self-sufficiency and resilience. This resilient action will be undertaken whilst supporting local, inclusive and community business growth. A circular economy supports a more inclusive and resilient city. The city council, together…

Gloucestershire County Council

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… applications that are able to demonstrate their alignment with the ambitions, targets and actions of the new Climate Change Strategy. ROBUST ‘circular economy’ project, with University of Gloucestershire and EU partners:  Working with partners to increase the knowledge base and awareness of the Circular Economy and Circular Business Models and Practices – June 2020, introductory workshop held…

… with regulators and public sector partners.  Dec 2020/ early 2021 – publication of a reference/ contextual paper on the circular economy in Gloucestershire.  Develop a ‘Circular Gloucestershire’ Strategy and Roadmap for supporting the county’s transition to a more circular economy. 24. Look into developing a Gloucestershire carbon offsetting scheme This is being taken forward under the GLNP’s…

… 2021. Action Plan 2021/22 onwards ANNEX 3 1. Putting climate change at the heart of decision making 1.1. Business Continuity Management Plan exercising and testing (2021/22) 1.2. ROBUST ‘circular economy’ project, with University of Gloucestershire and EU partners (2021/22 - 20256/7) 1.3. Gloucestershire Youth Climate Panel, procure ongoing support (2021/22) 2. Buildings…

London Borough of Islington

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… certified renewable or zero carbon sources. • The planning system only allows fossil- fuel free buildings to be built. • Circular economy principles are embedded in local businesses and supply chains are sustainable. • Tree cover is maximised and local biodiversity protected. • Any outstanding emissions are offset through carbon sequestration and other methods. 15 Figure 4. Energy advisor…

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