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North Devon and Torridge Councils: North Devon Biosphere Nature Recovery Plan

North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is jointly funded by Devon County Council, North Devon Council and Torridge District Council. The Biosphere is launching an ambitious new Nature Recovery Plan as our contribution to tackling the ecological emergency here in northern Devon.

North Devon and Torridge Councils: Blue Biosphere Natural Capital Accelerator

Blue Biosphere is a net-zero economic development programme collaborating across Torridge and North Devon to stimulate marine and catchment jobs and raise social mobility through development of Blue Carbon projects, improved fisheries management, marine conservation as well as Blue Growth targeted to deliver high-value jobs to the coastal community.

Cheltenham Borough Council: What gets measured gets managed

Cheltenham are using Salix funding as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) to install a number of sub meters in some of their leisure facilities and listed buildings in order to measure and reduce their energy footprint. The list includes the Pittville Pump Rooms, the leisure centre and their town hall.

Cheltenham Borough Council: Cheltenham Zero Partnership

Cheltenham Borough Council formed the Cheltenham Zero Partnership, with charity partner Vision21. The partnership will establish a strong network of businesses, community groups and the public sector to help lead the charge for the borough’s aim for carbon neutrality by 2030.

Stroud District Council: 2030 Strategy - limiting, adapting, recovering and responding in a changing climate

Stroud District Council's comprehensive strategy and plan, unanimously adopted in March 2021 drives progress on their commitment to a carbon neutral and ecologically resilient 2030.

Greater Brighton: Hydrogen Sussex

Brighton & Hove City Council has been a lead player in identifying the potential of green hydrogen in the Greater Brighton City Region, setting up Hydrogen Sussex, a new body which supports and promotes the development of a hydrogen economy.

Swale Borough Council: Fuel and Water Home Advice Service

When declaring the Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019, Swale Borough Council committed to ensuring the most vulnerable in society were not adversely affected. To help deprived communities save money, improve their energy and water efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions, the Fuel and Water Home Adviser was appointed to work within communities to improve their livelihoods.

Two Bag Challenge: Using behavioural insights to reduce waste in Havering

The Two Bag Challenge asked households in two of Havering’s highest waste-producing areas to reduce their general waste to no more than two sacks per week.

Devon County Council’s wellbeing plan for Adult Social Care

Devon County Council recognised the need to develop and expand its wellbeing offer in response to the pandemic. They wanted to establish a sustainable model for staff wellbeing, that would support staff to be happy and effective in their role, whilst also supporting our overall recruitment and retention of the workforce.

LB Sutton: Transformation Programme - responding to the climate emergency

The London Borough of Sutton has adopted an ambitious Environment Strategy and Climate Emergency Response Plan. Supported by the council’s Transformation Programme, they are taking action to increase domestic retrofit, develop a zero carbon technical standards guide for all council led developments, and prevent the physical impacts of climate change through increasing access to green spaces.