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Following our Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency in June 2019 a 12 point plan was formulated to set out our Council’s ambitions to achieve a net zero carbon status by 2025.

Today we are launching our Council’s Carbon Neutral Strategic Plan. This provides a route map to give direction and identifies key priorities and points of action for the Council.

Partnership working is at the heart of this new Strategic Plan. Our communities have a major part to play, and we are committed to providing support, encouragement and expert advice where we can.

The Declaration represents a fundamental shift in our understanding as a council about what becoming carbon neutral means. Greater progress will be achieved when we work together, it benefits everyone, and it is everyone’s job to act.

The Council’s Environment Champion, Councillor Dougie Campbell, introduces the plan. Click on the image below to view the video:

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Click here to read the full Carbon Neutral Strategic Plan and for further information on our Climate Emergency Declaration, go to our Council’s website.

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16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence is an international campaign that runs from November 25th  (the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10th  (Human Rights Day) and encourages action and awareness against all forms of violence against women and girls i.e. rape and sexual assault; domestic abuse; child sexual abuse; child sexual exploitation; sexual harassment; stalking; female genital mutilation; forced marriage; child marriage; sex trafficking; pornography; prostitution; and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

Violence Against women and Girls is of pandemic proportions:

  • Around the world, millions of women and girls suffer physical or sexual violence.
  • 95% of people trafficked for sexual exploitation in Europe are female.
  • In 2019-20 there were 40,803 domestic abuse incidents recorded by Police Scotland where a woman was abused by a man.  
  • In the same period there were 1,394 domestic abuse incidents recorded by the Police in D&G.
  • And this is just the tip of the iceberg...

Click here for the 16 Days of Action Programme