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Stroud District Council rewarded for stepping up efforts to tackle climate change

Published: Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Climate change experts have rated Stroud District Council’s work to tackle climate change as better than last year and on the way up.

This year’s Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) results are in and Stroud District has been awarded a ‘B’ for its work.

More than 1,000 cities, states, regions and districts across the globe submitted data to the CDP which then independently rates them on their environmental transparency, leadership and action.

One of the areas highly scrutinised by the project is a city’s approach to mitigating and adapting to climate change.  This includes things like flood defences and retrofitting.  In this area, Stroud District was given an ‘A’ grade.  That compares to a regional average of ‘C’ and a global average of ‘D’.

Council Leader Catherine Braun said she was pleased with the score: “Our district is known for its positive approach to climate action and the wider sustainability agenda.  We are pleased this has been recognised by the Climate Disclosure Project and we look forward to working with our communities to find new ways to make a difference.”

The results also show how the council is achieving the commitments it set out in The Council Plan and 2030 Strategy to be a carbon neutral and ecologically sound district by 2030.

Deputy Leader Natalie Bennett said the award shows that the district is on the right track: “Helping the environment and tackling climate change remain central issues for our communities which is why they are clear priorities in the Council Plan.  This is an award for everybody in the Stroud District and it shows our combined efforts are making a difference.”

More details on CDP and the full results can be found on its website and follow #StroudDistrict2030 on social media for the latest updates on the council’s work.

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