Green world Climate ChangeFife Council is committed to tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions. The Climate Change (emission reduction targets), (Scotland) Bill, is currently under review and a report is available. This outlines the Scottish Government’s wish to make the targets more ambitious and Fife Council have adopted these more challenging targets in its Carbon management Plan. We will cut carbon emissions:

                  • 56% by 2025
                  • 66% by 2032
                  • 90% by 2050

This means that 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.

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

Fife's Climate Change Strategy 2014-2020The Fife Environmental Partnership 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