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Planning our response to Jersey's climate emergency

States Assembly has declared a climate emergency

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

To deal with this, The Minister for the Environment is assessing how Jersey might become carbon neutral by 2030. The Minister will put forward a plan to the States Assembly at the end of 2019 detailing how this could be achieved.

On the 24 July 2019 the Council of Ministers published an initial report on tackling the climate emergency in Jersey.

Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions

You can find detailed information about Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions on the Aether UK website, including:

  • historical greenhouse gas emissions dating back to 1990
  • comparisons to other countries
  • where most emissions come from, for example domestic, road and energy industry
  • our reduction target
  • projected reduction figures
  • plan of action to meet reduction targets

Jersey's changing climate

We're seeing the impacts of climate change in Jersey. The weather is generally warmer and wetter and sea levels are rising in line with global trends. The graph below shows a clear increase in Jersey air temperature over the past 100 years.

Jersey will need to adapt to become more resilient to the effects of the changing climate. A lot of work is already underway to protect Jersey both in the short and long term.

Find out more information and how you can give your comments on our Shoreline Management Plan consultation page.

Help us plan for Jersey to become carbon neutral by 2030

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

As the first step in this we carried out a short online survey for 15 to 21 year olds. This survey closed on 7 August, and will help us understand young people's views on the climate emergency. 

More opportunities to have you say will be coming soon. Email us to be kept informed about these opportunities.

Understanding carbon emissions at home

Understanding your carbon emissions will help you to plan actions to help you reduce what you are using. This could be by improving energy efficiency or by changing a behaviour.

A Home Energy Audit is a survey to tell you how energy efficient your home is. The more energy efficient your home the fewer emissions you'll generate.

We're currently offering up to £200 funding per property towards a Home Energy Audit. Funding is dependent on the size of your home:

  • £150 for 1 to 2 bedroom property
  • £200 for 3+ bedroom property

You can apply for funding if:

  • you own the property
  • the property hasn’t had a Home Energy Audit before
Apply for Home Energy Audit funding

Understanding carbon emissions at work

Our eco active monitoring spreadsheet can help your business to understand its energy use and carbon emissions.

The eco active business network is an environmental management scheme for businesses or organisations that operate in Jersey. Joining the business network helps you to set actions to lower the environmental impact of your business.

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