Green world Climate ChangeFife 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.

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