Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

Gulworthy Parish Council became a signatory to the Devon Climate Declaration in autumn 2020.

We are aware of the significant implications of climate change for our community; that it is already having an impact; and if not addressed, the impact on future generations will be profound

We understand that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has advised that carbon emissions must reduce globally by at least 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels and reach net-zero by 2050 if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change by keeping warming below 1.5 degrees.

We will lead in the global response to climate change through our collective action, innovation and influence.

As a parish council we’ll review our carbon footprint and emissions and report annually; and encourage those that work with us to do the same

In collaboration with Gulworthy’s residents, businesses and visitors we look forward to developing and implementing a plan to facilitate the reduction of Gulworthy’s, and the South West’s, carbon emissions.

This will require us to address both production and consumption emissions. We’ll openly report progress; and welcome offers to work with us.

We know this transformational change will be challenging.

 

Understanding our Parish Emissions

The Impact Tool has been developed to help parishes better understand their emissions; and indicate areas which could be considered to be priorities. You can find it here.

The tool enables a parish to look at its Territorial Emissions and Consumption Emissions; and these can be compared against other parishes.

Below is shown the Territorial Emissions and Consumption Emissions for Gulworthy Parish per household.

  • Territorial Emissions – impact of emissions from activities across the parish on a per household basis

  • Consumption Emissions – impact of our household’s activities

 

You can download this information as a pdf file here.

 

Taking Action

We’re kicking off our activities in the Parish during Great Big Green Week 2021 which runs from Sat. September 18th to Sunday September 26th; and we’re working with Tamar Energy Community and Art & Energy CIC to support Moths to a Flame.

You can find out more from our post here.