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Plan sets out continuing commitment to the environment across Oxfordshire

PUBLISHED: 10:31 20 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:31 20 February 2014

A new plan is being introduced to set out how West Oxfordshire District Council can continue contributing to the global effort in tackling climate change.

Cabinet Members approved the Low Carbon & Environmental Plan, which outlines the national and countywide context on climate change and looks at key actions that can be taken locally to further help reduce environmental impacts.

The Plan follows on from a Climate Change Policy introduced by the Council in 2008 and builds upon work already carried out to cut its own carbon emissions (CO2).

It details how the Council will work with residents, businesses and community groups to influence energy reduction, and carry on reducing its own CO2 emissions as part of a wider programme to protect the local environment.

The Council will continue to work to reduce its own emissions by 3% annually until 2015, a target already set out as part of its support of Climate Local Oxfordshire which commits all of the county’s local authorities to manage climate impacts.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “It is important that we all do our bit in helping to try tackle climate change and it seems all the more pertinent to be launching this new plan at a time of continuing extreme weather in the UK, with on-going flooding problems. “The Council has taken big steps in reducing our own carbon footprint, while working with and supporting communities, local action groups and individual residents and businesses. We hope that this new Plan clearly sets out that we remain committed to leading by example, while providing support to help others play their part.”

The Plan has been developed with experts from the National Energy Foundation (NEF) and will be reviewed each year and updated if necessary.

A copy of the plan will soon be available to read in full on the Council’s website via www.westoxon.gov.uk/homeenergy

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