Fife Environmental Partnership (FEP) has just launched its Climate Change Strategy 2014-2020 which aims to reduce carbon emissions and help adapt to climate change in the area.
The FEP is a group of organisations, including Fife Council, working together to set out how the Community Plan outcome of ‘Tackling Climate Change’ will be achieved.
Fife Environmental Partnership has developed six medium-term outcomes which it aims to achieve over the next seven years, working closely with communities, organisations and other partnership groups. These are:
•More efficient use of resources (energy, waste and water)
•More energy from low carbon supplies
•Encouraging more sustainable transport and travel
•Ecosystems used sustainably and strengthened
•Places adapting to cope with climate change (including land use, coastlines, buildings and infrastructure)
•People adapting to cope with climate change
Commenting on the launch of the strategy, FEP chair Katherine Leys from Scottish Natural Heritage said:
“Fife Environmental Partnership is committed to delivering this for Fife. We would also encourage businesses, community groups and individuals to do what they can to adopt the key commitments in this strategy and work together to contribute to a low carbon future for Fife.”
In addition to the launch of Fife’s first Climate Change Strategy, FEP has signed a statement supporting the Scottish Climate Change Declaration, which has been signed by all 32 Scottish Local Authorities and pledges to tackle climate change.