18 July 2023
A report demonstrating the progress of the Carbon Neutral Roadmap policies has been published
by the Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Deputy Hilary Jeune.
The Roadmap, agreed by the States Assembly in April 2022, sets out how Jersey will reduce its
greenhouse gas emissions on a trajectory that will ultimately lead to a net zero Island by 2050, in
line with internationally-recognised Paris Agreement targets. It committed to a spend of £23m from
the Climate Emergency Fund over the first four years (2022-25).
Among the many milestones, outlined in the report, are:
- The launch of the low carbon heating incentive in May 2023 which supports Islanders with
funding to help make the switch from oil or gas heating systems to low carbon alternatives
and helps make buildings more energy efficient. It includes a new Contractor Quality
Scheme for heat pump and other low carbon heating system installers to build on green
skills and market capacity.
- The e-bike incentive scheme was launched in January 2023. More than £32,000 worth of
vouchers have so far been redeemed. The third quarterly application window is currently
- The establishment of the Decarbonising Government Unit, with more than 250 of the
Government of Jersey’s diesel vehicles now converted to Second Generation Renewable
Diesel. The Government’s fleet also now features more than 70 electric vehicles.
- Active travel initiatives to date have included School Streets (at St Luke’s School) and the
Love to Ride campaign, which has achieved some of the highest take-up figures in the
- Continued close working with industry through the eco active business network and new
initiatives such as the Sustainable Construction Summit.
- Progress on delivering the COP26 Education Pledge to improve education on climate
change, and the successful delivery of low carbon lifestyles campaigns, with an initial
focus on waste reduction.
Deputy Hilary Jeune said: “After a year in the role, it felt like the right time to update Islanders on
our progress. I’m really proud of the work we’ve done already to bring the many policies of the
Carbon Neutral Roadmap to life.
“We’ve made a positive start to tackling transport and heating emissions. The task ahead of us
remains huge and the whole Island will need to work together to meet our incredibly ambitious
emissions reduction targets. I’d like to thank those who have supported the current initiatives and
at the same time encourage more Islanders and businesses to find out what they can do to reduce
their emissions from transport and heating.”