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Climate Emergency

Find out what you can do to help Jersey respond to our climate emergency.
Stripes for climate emergency mural
30 October 2020

Active Travel update

A plan to support Islanders wellbeing by encouraging more walking and cycling has been published.

29 October 2020

First ‘Tiny Forest’ planting partnership

A project is underway between the Government and the charity Earthwatch Europe to plant the first Tiny Forest in the Island in response to the climate emergency.

28 October 2020

Biodiesel trial underway

A trial of government vehicles to test the feasibility of biodiesel as a replacement for diesel fuel is underway.

05 June 2020

Islanders asked to consider climate change on World Environment Day

Over the past two months, a record-breaking number of Islanders have used a key cycling route and, at the same time, the number of vehicles using the tunnel has dropped by more than a third.

Responding to the climate emergency

The States Assembly have agreed that a climate emergency exists and is likely to have profound effects in Jersey. 

In response to the climate emergency, the States Assembly voted unanimously to approve the amended Carbon Neutral Strategy. The carbon neutral strategy responds to the requirement from the States Assembly to bring forward a plan to aim to be carbon neutral by 2030. The carbon neutral strategy builds on the progress made through the Pathway 2050: an Energy Plan for Jersey and sets out a strategic framework of principles and a central planning scenario.

In July 2019 the Council of Ministers published an initial report on tackling the climate emergency in Jersey which outlined the case for the direct and indirect benefits of Jersey pursuing a carbon neutral future.

The States Assembly has also voted to approve the amended Sustainable Transport Policy. Transport accounts for 51% of Jersey's on island carbon emissions so will have an impact on our aim to be carbon neutral.

Help Jersey to become carbon neutral by 2030

For Jersey to reach carbon neutrality we all need to work together. We're developing a plan which will outline how we'll aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.  We'll be talking to lots of people, businesses and organisations to help us to create this plan.

What you can do at home

In the meantime, check our energy saving advice for simple ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

You can also have a Home Energy Audit carried out on your home to tell you how to make your home more energy efficient.

What you can do at work

Find out how your business can save energy and reduce its carbon footprint and sign up to the eco active business network for more information and support. See the eco active business energy monitoring spreadsheet to identify what energy your business uses and by extension the associated carbon emissions.

Opportunities to have your say will be coming soon. You can email the Climate Emergency team to be kept informed about these opportunities. 

We'll also post any updates on social media:

Watch a briefing to learn more

You're invited to watch a briefing on our carbon neutral strategy and sustainable transport policy to learn more about what the States Assembly has agreed to deliver.

 

Climate Stripes for Jersey

The Climate Stripes for Jersey is a visual representation of how the annual average air temperature in Jersey has changed over time. 

Each one of the 126 stripes represents one year from 1894 through to 2019 and is coloured and shaded depending on how much cooler or warmer the annual average air temperature was, when compared to the 30 year average air temperature taken from the years 1971 to 2000 (11.785°C).

The Climate Stripes design principle was first created by Ed Hawkins in 2017 as part of #ShowYourStripes. Ed Hawkins is a Climate scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Reading. 

While the visual image is simple in design the key is in the detail. We can see the change from blue to red and deeper colours as we look through the 126 years of temperature records from the local weather observatory. During the most recent 30 year period, red is the dominant colour, with shading showing the increase in annual average air temperature.

Maison St. Louis Observatory in Jersey is the Islands’ official recording site for air temperature and rainfall records., and has been since 1894. 

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