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Climate change

This page gives details about the Council's commitment to climate change initiatives Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's low carbon vision for 2014.

Lowering our carbon emissions

Climate changeClimate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Rising temperatures will affect weather patterns, sea levels and the frequency of extreme weather events. Scientists have become increasingly convinced that human actions are to blame.

As our demand for energy has increased, the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere has increased and that is seen as the main cause of climate change.

To reduce the threat of climate change, we must reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that we produce.

"We commit to publicly declare, within appropriate plans and strategies, the commitment to achieve a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our own authority's operations, especially energy sourcing and use, travel and transport, waste production and disposal and the purchase of goods and services"

Excerpt from The Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change, signed by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council in January 2007.

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's low carbon vision for 2014

  • To reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency
  • To reduce our carbon emissions, associated costs, and
  • To act as an exemplar for the wider community Climate change earth

Useful information

Carbon calculator

BBC Climate change information

Defra Climate change

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

UK Climate Impacts Programme

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2010/11 (PDF Document, 75.58 Kb)

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