Dumfries and Galloway Council's policy and action on climate change.

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

Please provide the following information:

1) Has Dumfries and Galloway council compiled a policy document concerning climate change? Please provide a copy if appropriate.

2) Has Dumfries and Galloway declared a climate emergency, and, if so, when was this?

3) Has the impact of climate change in Dumfries and Galloway been discussed in council? When was this and what was the outcome?

4) Has the council decided to make plans for climate change in Dumfries and Galloway? What are these, when and where will they apply?

5) What steps has the council taken so far to reduce carbon emissions in Dumfries and Galloway?

Yours faithfully,

Archie Douglas

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Please find below the Council's response to your request 456485 which was received on 23/12/2019.

Details of request: 1) Has Dumfries and Galloway council compiled a policy document concerning climate change? Please provide a copy if appropriate.

2) Has Dumfries and Galloway declared a climate emergency, and, if so, when was this?

3) Has the impact of climate change in Dumfries and Galloway been discussed in council? When was this and what was the outcome?

4) Has the council decided to make plans for climate change in Dumfries and Galloway? What are these, when and where will they apply?

5) What steps has the council taken so far to reduce carbon emissions in Dumfries and Galloway?

Response:

1) Has Dumfries and Galloway council compiled a policy document concerning climate change? Please provide a copy if appropriate.
This is part of the Council's 12 point Action Plan to create a strategic document to address Climate Change

2) Has Dumfries and Galloway declared a climate emergency, and, if so, when was this?
Yes June 2019 at Full council

3) Has the impact of climate change in Dumfries and Galloway been discussed in council? When was this and what was the outcome?
Yes at the Full Council Meeting in June 2019

4) Has the council decided to make plans for climate change in Dumfries and Galloway? What are these, when and where will they apply?
These are being developed as part of the commitment for the 12 point Action Plan

5) What steps has the council taken so far to reduce carbon emissions in Dumfries and Galloway?
The CMP2 defined actions to be delivered to reduce carbon emissions, part of these has been the integration of renewable energy generation on existing buildings, reviewing travel and transport policy which has included the utilisation of electric vehicles as well as addressing aging building stock by upgrading and improvements in energy efficiency

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