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To help tackle climate change, Swansea Council is taking action in line with our Climate Emergency Declaration. You can read more about our activities to date and plans at our webpage www.swansea.gov.uk/climatechange or in the attached Infographic and Easy to Read Summary.

Involving a diversity of citizens, children and young people, businesses, community/voluntary groups and partner organisations is at the heart of our approach. This is the start of a long term dialogue as we work collectively together as a City and County towards a Net Zero Swansea by 2050.

As part of this process, views are being sought on measures proposed to date to ensure Swansea Council as an organisation is net zero carbon by 2030. We also want to understand the attitudes of people in Swansea to climate change and the areas that they feel are priorities for action.

Please take a few moments to read the information and complete the survey.

The findings of this consultation with be used as a platform to engage further with citizens and stakeholders on specific topics and inform future collaborative work towards a Net Zero Swansea. If you would like to be updated on progress and opportunities to engage, please indicate this at the end of the survey or sign up at Swansea.gov.uk/climatechange.

Any queries or requests for further information on these proposals should be directed to climatechange@swansea.gov.uk

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PART 1 – Climate Change

Swansea Council wants Swansea to be Net Zero Carbon by 2050. This means that carbon emissions from the whole City and County are reduced as much as possible and what is left balanced by activities that remove an equivalent amount of carbon. But Swansea Council can't do this alone, our partners, citizens, young people, businesses and community and voluntary groups all need to play their part.

We want to know what people in Swansea prioritise as the best ways to take action on climate change, and the ways organisations, businesses, community and voluntary groups and individuals can make a difference. This will help us start a conversation about climate action. It is the first step towards a strategic city wide approach to achieving a Net Zero Swansea.

  How do you feel about Climate Change?
 
 
 
 
  To what extent do you agree or disagree you are prepared to make changes towards a Net Zero Swansea by 2050?
 
 
 
 
  What would help you make changes for a Net Zero Swansea by 2050?
 
 
 
   
  Have you made conscious changes since the pandemic to reduce your carbon foot print?
 

PART 2 - A Net Zero Swansea Council

Swansea Council aims to be a Net Zero Carbon organisation by 2030. This means we will reduce or offset carbon emissions (that we have identified as within our control) to zero.

  To what extent to do you agree or disagree these key actions will contribute to Swansea Council becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030?
  Strongly agree   Tend to agree   Tend to disagree   Strongly disagree   Don't know  
  Replace Council vehicles with green vehicles reducing emissions from fuels.          

  Reduce staff travel using own cars, promoting public transport use, car pool and car club use.          

  Reduce emissions from existing council buildings through investment in energy efficiency measures.          

  Build new schools and future civic buildings to net zero standards.            

  Use new technology to reduce emissions from street lighting e.g. LEDs          

  Invest in solar panels and battery storage for Council housing.          

  Create solar farms and other renewable projects on council owned land to offset carbon emissions.          

  Increase tree cover and biodiversity.            

  Champion Dragon Energy Island - one of the largest green energy projects in the world delivering an integrated energy solution including a tidal lagoon.          

  Purchase all electricity from 100% renewable sources and explore 100% “green gas”.          
 

A Net Zero Swansea - Themes for Action

We have identified nine potential themes to tackle climate change in Swansea and key areas for action to both minimise the risk of climate change and help us adapt where it is already happening. These themes have been identified by reviewing City wide approaches to climate change from all over the UK. We want to check if these are the right themes to help us work towards a Net Zero Swansea and which areas for action should be prioritised.

Energy

Effective energy and carbon management is essential to reduce emissions and combat climate change. Swansea Council action is led via an Energy and Carbon Management Strategic Plan.

  Do you agree or disagree that Energy is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
 
   

Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure describes all the green space, soil, vegetation and water (ranging from parks to roof gardens) that provide nature based solutions that make our cities liveable and better adapted to climate change. Swansea Council action is led via a Green Infrastructure Strategy

  Do you agree or disagree that Green Infrastructure is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
   

Biodiversity

Looking after diverse habitats and species curb greenhouse gas emissions so helps reduce climate change. Intact natural environments support a wide range of flora and fauna that are resilient and help us to best adapt to the impacts of climate change like flooding and extreme weather events. Swansea Council Action is led via a Local Biodiversity Action Plan.

  Do you agree or disagree that Biodiversity is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
   

Land and Buildings

Changes of use of land, new buildings and development impact and are impacted by climate change. Swansea Council action is led via a Local Development Plan.

  Do you agree or disagree that Land and Buildings is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
   

Use of Natural Resources

Our planets resources are limited so we need to make careful use of raw materials. The way we source, process and consume impacts climate change. This includes what we buy, the foods we eat, and the things we make and use.

Swansea Council action is led via a developing Procurement Strategy.

  Do you agree or disagree that Use of Natural Resources is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
   

Transport

A key way carbon emissions are generated is when people travel and goods are transported. But there are ways to avoid and reduce emissions by considering active travel and sustainable transport solutions. Swansea Council action is led via a developing Sustainable Transport Strategy.

  Do you agree or disagree that Transport is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
 
   

Waste

Swansea now recycles 64% of waste, but we can do more, including reducing the amount of new materials used in the first place or reusing or repairing. Water waste and treatment is an important area which results in carbon emissions but can be reduced by thinking and behaving differently. Swansea Council action is led via the development of a new Waste Strategy.

  Do you agree or disagree that Waste is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Housing

Heating, powering, building and maintaining our homes all generates carbon emissions
Swansea Council action is led via a developing Decarbonisation Strategy for its housing stock.

  Do you agree or disagree that Housing is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
 
   

Sustainable Decision Making

People need knowledge and information to empower them to make the changes necessary for a Net Zero Swansea. Good decision making takes into account the social, economic, environmental and cultural needs of both people today and those of future generations. This ensures a just transition to a Net Zero Swansea that includes and protects vulnerable, disadvantaged and minority groups. Swansea Council action is led via a Sustainable Development Policy.

  Do you agree or disagree that Sustainable Decision Making is a key theme to tackle climate change in Swansea?
 
 
 
 
  What actions/areas should we prioritise as citizens, businesses and organisations working together to ensure we are a Net Zero City and County by 2050, please tick the areas that are most important to you?
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

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