Sustainability and climate change
Sustainability and climate change - including what's happening in Dorset and how you can get involved.
- Dorset councils' greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reports
From July 2011, all local authorities must report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from their own estate and operations.
- What is sustainable development?
This section explains what sustainable development is and the strategies and action plans aimed at taking it forward in Dorset.
- What is Dorset County Council doing?
Dorset County Council has made a commitment to taking forward sustainable development as an integral part of delivering its services, right across the authority.
- What is climate change?
The Earth's climate has changed many times in response to natural causes. The term climate change refers to the man-made changes that have occurred since the early 1900s.
- What can I do to tackle climate change?
Everyone has a role to play in tackling climate change whether at an international, national or local level.
- Addressing the challenge of climate change
There are two approaches to tackling climate change.
North Dorset District Councils Environmental Performance
North Dorset District Council takes the issue of Climate Change seriously, and has committed to take action to tackle the issue by making it a corporate priority.
What is Weymouth and Portland Borough Council doing?
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is signed up to the Nottingham Declaration and is committed to addressing the causes and impacts of climate change.