Responding to the Climate Emergency

Summary of planned actions 2020/21

The Council The Bourough
Produce carbon impact assessments for all cabinet decisions Engage with the public, community organisations and young people to build support for climate action
Address gaps in data collection regarding CO2 emissions Adopt climate change action as part of the new Rotherham Together Partnership Plan
Explore feasibility of renewable energy self-generation Work alongside other local authorities and the Sheffield City Region to address shared climate change goals including affordable and accessible public transport
Commit to requiring efficiency standards for private housing developers that is in line with net zero targets Lobby national government to influence national government policy and secure appropriate investment towards climate change actions
Carry out assessment of Council's operational buildings to determine feasible energy efficiency upgrades Work with national government to deliver on any commitments that may come through the environment bill
Develop timeline for EV fleet conversion Work with transport providers, SCR, and relevant organisations to encourage borough-wide EV fleet transitions
Develop awareness training for Council workforce around energy use behaviours Promote EV charging across the borough
Promote sustainable transport across the workforce including cycling and ULEV leasing Continue development of plans for Templeborough biomass heat network
Strengthen South Yorkshire partnership commitments to reduce carbon emissions associated with waste  
Complete energy efficiency improvements to street lighting  
Develop a tree planting policy