Agreed Motion:

Stirling Council recognises the immediacy of the current climate emergency and we will use our powers to enforce, promote and engage with residents, traders and businesses in the Stirling Council area to reduce carbon throughout the Stirling Council area.

Council reaffirms its commitment to protecting the ecology and our environment and is seeking to accelerate its own plans to reduce carbon emissions to zero as soon as practicable.

We therefore seek to accelerate the development of action plans around: Clean Energy, Sustainable Transport, The Circular Economy, and our Natural Environment. Actions must focus on reducing our carbon consumption as well as focusing of resilience and developing a climate ready infrastructure.

Stirling is already driving forward major innovative low carbon projects such as the renewable heat project at Forthside; The Walk Cycle, Live Stirling active travel link; The Solar Canopies Green Energy Hub at Castleview Park and Ride and we can and must do more.

We have uniquely signed up with SEPA to our Sustainable Growth Agreement, which commits us to working toward a one planet prosperity.

This motion requires Senior Managers of the Council to develop an agenda and report back to Council in February 2020 with actions for real and Sustainable progress.

A further report will be considered at the November Environment and Housing Committee, outlining immediate actions to be undertaken.