Cardiff Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019.
We know from our Ask Cardiff survey of that year that 83.9% of residents are concerned about climate change, and when asked if the Council is doing enough to respond to the challenge, half (49.6%) did not feel the Council is doing enough while 38.9% felt they don't know.
We've developed the One Planet Cardiff strategy to outline what the Council will do, and how we will work with other partners, stakeholders and members of the public, to make Cardiff more sustainable and become a carbon neutral city by 2030. The One Planet Cardiff strategy looks at 7 different areas of focus:
Reduce energy consumption in general, and our reliance on fossil fuels in particular.
2. Built Environment:
Reduce the heat and electricity energy demand of buildings in the city by up to 60%.
3. Green Infrastructure & Biodiversity:
Re-prioritising the city's green infrastructure to increase and connect green spaces.
Rapidly increasing the use of active travel and public transport; accelerating the use of 'clean' vehicles.
Boost recycling rates and minimise waste to play our part in making Wales a Zero Waste nation by 2050.
Minimise the impact our food choices make on the environment.
Preparing for extreme weather events such as flooding.
We want to know what you've done to reduce your carbon footprint, and if there's anything else you'd like to do, as well as what you think about what the Council has done, and what else you think we should be doing.