Carbon Neutral Strategy
Produced by the
Climate Emergency (Environment)
Government of Jersey, Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance
and published on
31 Dec 2019
Prepared internally, no external cost
The carbon neutral strategy responds to the requirement of proposition P27/2019 to bring forward a plan to aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 by the end of 2019. The 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 which outlined the case for the direct and indirect benefits of Jersey pursuing a carbon neutral future. This strategy has been developed in accordance with the principles set out in the initial response.
The strategy has the following three parts:
- part A sets out the strategic context and the defining principles that the Council of Ministers believe should shape our carbon neutral journey
- part B sets out the proposal for a people-powered approach to deliberating and recommending a climate emergency action plan. This includes advising on what Jersey’s carbon neutral ambition should be, and presents a high-level review of policies to drive radical reductions in Jersey’s emissions by 2030. It also summarises key considerations related to offsetting residual emissions
- part C sets out an initial delivery plan of foundation policies that will be implemented in 2020, alongside the development of the long-term climate action plan, governance and next steps
Each part of the strategy is underpinned by the available technical evidence base, which is published alongside this strategy on gov.je/climateemergency.