Climate Change is an important issue for us all and in October 2019 the County Council set a target of achieving carbon neutrality from its activities as soon as possible and in any event by 2050.
In February 2020 Cabinet approved a corporate climate emergency action plan for 2020-22.
The likely impacts in East Sussex;
- Flooding more frequent and intense
- Drought & extreme heat episodes
- More heat-related deaths - particularly the elderly
- Damage to essential infrastructure
- Impact on coastal habitats & erosion
- Disruption to supply chains
- Increased cost of food and goods
- Disruption to service provision
- Potential migration issues
Sessions associated with Climate Awareness can be found on this link (these sessions are free for all staff)
For those interested in accreditation and further learning, Online training in Carbon Literacy can be found by clicking this link