Survey to support a carbon neutral Calderdale

Local community and voluntary sector groups are invited to share ideas to support Calderdale’s journey towards a carbon neutral future.

As a borough, Calderdale aims to be carbon neutral by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030. It’s hoped this will be achieved even sooner with in-house emissions and significant progress has already been made to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council.

To support this ambition, the Council is working in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale and £1million has been pledged to set up a ‘Climate Emergency fund’ to help combat the impact that climate change is having on the borough.

This fund officially launches this summer.  As part of work to inform funding decisions, local groups are being invited to share their ideas for projects which would benefit communities by reducing carbon emissions or absorbing carbon.

Interested organisations are being asked to complete a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GLJGPNF  to give an overview of their ideas. The survey can be completed a number of times if groups have multiple project ideas. The deadline for responses is Monday 31 May 2021.

The responses will be used to get a sense of the types of projects that are already being considered and how the fund could be used help these ideas develop and flourish.

To find out more about the ways in which the climate emergency is being tackled in Calderdale, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/climateemergency