Annual Statement/Report on climate change
We signed Scotland's Climate Change Declaration in 2007.
The declaration acknowledges the reality and importance of climate change and by signing it we will respond to the challenges highlighted in the declaration. These commitments will be carried out through our Sustainable Development Strategy and the Council's Carbon Management Plan.
All of Scotland's local authorities have come together with the Scottish Government and several other national agencies to support this declaration. We will work together with others to address climate change through local leadership and action.
In 2010, South Lanarkshire community planning partners signed a joint Scotland’s Climate Change Declaration committing signatories to take action to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, work with others to reduce emissions within the areas they represent and report their actions to the public.
In 2015 a new mandatory report was introduced by Scottish Government for public sector bodies to demonstrate compliance with their climate change duties. The 2016/17 report for South Lanarkshire Council has been submitted.
For more information please contact Community and Enterprise Resources and ask for the Sustainable Development Officer.