Fife Council is committed to tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions. Through the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 we have targets of reducing our carbon emissions by 42% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. This in line with UK Climate Laws and Commitments.

That’s at least a 3% reduction on our 2006/07 baseline every year until 2050.

This means we:

  • build tackling climate change and carbon emission reduction into everything we do.
  • must accurately measure and understand the impact on climate change and carbon emissions associated with our actions and plans.
  • must embed tackling climate change and carbon emission reduction into everyday business management at Fife Council.

Fife Council is tackling climate change through the following key areas:

Fife Environmental Partnership (FEP) released Fife’s first Climate Change Strategy 2014-2020. The strategy aims to achieve 6 medium term outcomes:

Reducing Carbon Emissions

  • More efficient use of resources (energy, waste and water)
  • More energy is from low carbon supplies
  • Encourage more sustainable transport and travel including reducing the need to travel
  • Ecosystems are used sustainably and strengthened

Adapting to Climate Change

  • Places are adapting to cope with Climate Change (including land use, coastlines, buildings and infrastructure)
  • People are adapting to cope with Climate Change