In 2018, the Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report highlighting urgent need for global action on climate change- one decade to act to avoid catastrophic changes.
In response to this stark warning, in 2019, Glasgow City Council set up a Climate Emergency Working Group, subsequently declaring Climate Emergency in the city.
The working group produced an independent expert report which made 61 recommendations, with a target for the city to achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2030 at its heart.
The Climate Emergency Implementation Plan provides a response to the recommendations set out by the Climate Emergency Working Group. This sets a course for further action, and describes the means by which a city and its people will face the extraordinary challenges of the global climate emergency.
The draft Climate Emergency Implementation Plan is currently open for public consultation until 17th January 2021.
Following the consultation phase and associated conversations, Glasgow City Council would be in a position to propose that the council approve and adopt the revised plan.
For further information and to respond to the consultation, go to the Glasgow City Council website here - https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations