Zero Carbon Broxtowe is a radical policy paper produced by Broxtowe Liberal Democrats setting out our vision for how we can bring about a cleaner, greener borough.
The full policy paper is available here.
The world faces a climate crisis. Global temperatures are on the increase, and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that we had just 12 years to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Thankfully it is not too late to do something about it. However, making the necessary changes does mean that we need to take radical action and to take it now. Local authorities are in prime position to bring these changes about. This paper sets out a number of steps that can be taken, and that Broxtowe Liberal Democrats propose are implemented locally. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to officers of the council in drafting new policies, and also for members of the public about the changes that we are seeking to implement.
The paper is split into three parts: we present the vision we have for Broxtowe and the legislative tools that we have at our disposal to achieve that; we address the planning system, including a number of planning statements which we want to see adopted by the council; finally, we look at other areas in which the council is involved and can play a part - many of the ideas are more aspirational and will require further work to develop them into policies ready to implement
The final part of the paper primarily sets the direction of travel. However, a number of policies have been fully developed and are ready to present to the council for debate.
The Broxtowe Liberal Democrats are currently well-represented on Broxtowe Borough Council, which gives us an excellent opportunity to push for significant policies to address the urgent environmental issues we need to tackle at a local, national and global level.