We recognise that climate change is the greatest challenge that faces society and that urgent action needs to be taken to ensure its worst effects are avoided. We also recognise that Bath & North East Somerset Council must play a leading role in encouraging and persuading residents and commercial interests to adapt to the changing needs that climate change demands. We will ensure that Bath & North East Somerset is at the forefront of developing techniques for doing this.
The council is currently committed, through its signing of the Nottingham declaration, to 60% cuts in carbon emissions by 2050 and we will rigorously push this forward and review it as new knowledge comes to light of the necessity for even more urgent action. In particular, our policies on localising services, energy and transport will need to be taken forward as quickly as possible.