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Title: Tackling Climate Change Together in East Sussex

Tackling Climate Change Together in East Sussex
  • Who we are…..
  • Anurag Kher, Climate Change Policy Advisor, GOSE
  • anurag.kher_at_gose.gsi.gov.uk
  • 01483 882253
  • Covering NI 186
  • David Pryce-Jones, Energy Policy Advisor, GOSE
  • david.pryce-jones_at_gose.gsi.gov.uk
  • 01483 882448
  • Covering NI 188

Ecological Footprint of the UK Setting in
Is there a direct correlation between economic
activity and resource consumption?
Source WWW-UK (2006), reproduced with permission
National Indicator Set and LAAs and the relevance
to East Sussex
  • Two Climate Change related indicators relevant to
    East Sussex
  • NI 186 Per Capita Reduction in CO2 emissions
    from LA area (baseline 2005)
  • NI 188 Planning to Adapt to Climate Change
    (baseline 2008)

Why include NI 186?
  • Demonstrate that you are showing environmental
    leadership and ambition in promoting behaviour
    change and innovation your areas.
  • 2. Climate change mitigation is the only theme
    that the LGA has openly backed for inclusion in
    all LAAs.
  • 3. Delivery of emissions savings is also likely
    to have additional social and economic benefits
    (more competitive businesses, lower congestion,
    warmer homes enabling greater independence,
    healthier communities, fuel cost savings, lower
    maintenance costs, etc)
  • 4. Potential vote winner DEFRA have now decided
    to resume TV advertising from May, with the
    existing 'footprints' TV ad running throughout
    May and June.  This will be supported by press
    and online ads.  DfT will then pick up the baton
    with their transport CO2 ads in mid-summer, and
    we will return with new DEFRA TV work late summer
    - autumn.
  • 5. SEEDAs preference is NI 186 as it more
    closely aligns with the priorities contained
    within the Regional Economic Strategy.

What can East Sussex do to deliver CO2 reductions
in their communities?
Residential Housing 4.8
Local business 2.9
Local Transport 5.1
Run campaigns with EST to householders Partner
projects with EEC suppliers Warm Front Fuel
Poverty Introduce local incentives eg council
tax rebates Planning on new developments
Run campaigns with Carbon Trust to
businesses Work with Business Links, RDAs,
Envirowise, etc Provide support to businesses to
implement measures Planning on new developments
Run local campaigns car sharing, walking,
cycling, bus use. Parking rates on vehicle
CO2 School and work travel plans Improve bus
services Multiple occupancy car lanes Smarter
layouts, traffic light synchronisation Environment
al/ Congestion charging Cycle routes
Where do we start and what are the key actions?
  • Carry out a self assessment on the activities for
    each of the three sectors (Business, Domestic and
  • Comparison with AEA data
  • What are the key actions we should take?
  • What are the barriers to doing this and how
    should we overcome them?
  • Who is best placed to lead?

Where can I get help?
  • Beacon Councils
  • Woking Borough Council
  • Eastleigh Borough Council
  • The Energy Measures Report
  • www.berr.gov.uk/files/file41260.pdf
  • 4million Best Practice Programme
  • Salix Funding

Key messages
  • Be ambitious - dont be afraid to be a lone
  • Be brave when setting the target.
  • Increasing your activity around CO2 reduction is
    the key

  • To tackle climate change you dont have to reduce
    your quality of life, but you do have to change
    the way you live - Ken Livingstone, Mayor of
    London, 2007
  • Each and every one of us can make changes in the
    way we live our lives and become part of the
    solution to climate change - Al Gore, 45th Vice
    President of the United States, 'An Inconvenient
    Truth' 2006
  • The difference between animals and humans is that
    animals change themselves for the environment,
    but humans change the environment for themselves
    - Ayn Rand
  • We need a new environmental consciousness on a
    global basis. To do this, we need to educate
    people - Mikhail Gorbachev
  • It is not the strongest species that survive, nor
    the most intelligent, but the ones who are most
    responsive to change - Charles Darwin
  • Modern technology Owes ecology an apology - Alan
    M. Eddison
  • I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them
    bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what
    a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds
    of white. The bright blessed day, the dark sacred
    night. And I think to myself what a wonderful
    world - What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

Climate Change Adaptation
  • Being prepared to deal with / adapt to the
  • Extreme weather, flood, heat stress, water
    shortage, crop and habitat risk
  • Sea Level Rise
  • (more detail in next talk)
  • What Government is doing/ what it will require of
    the public sector through Local Area Agreements

LAA indicators 188, 189
  • 188 Planning to adapt to Climate Change
  • Public sector (LAs) and partners to embed
    management of climate change risks across all
    local authority services, plans and estates
  • To protect community from direct effects (flood,
    heat, disease)
  • Reduce risk to services from extreme weather
  • Climate change to be integrated into everyday
    business and strategic planning building
    resilience and taking adaptive action
  • Protect habitats and/ or facilitate adaptation
  • 189 Flood Coastal erosion risk management
  • Implementation by LAs of longer term flood and
    coastal risk management plans

What action will the measures require?
  • 188 Planning to adapt to Climate Change
  • Local authority to become more resilient
  • 5 stages- (i) process for assessing risks (ii)
    commitment to identify and manage risks across
    services and estates (iii) priority risks
    identified and incorporated into LA strategy, and
    LSP engaged (iv) comprehensive action plan and
    prioritised action (v) implement action plan,
    assess progress and review
  • Good progress would be to move up one step per
  • 189 - Flood and Coastal management
  • Flood and Coastal Risk management plans agreed
    (shoreline management plans catchment flood
    management plans)
  • Action plans agreed and being implemented
  • Target by 2010 would be min of 80 of actions
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