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What can you do?

Ever wondered how you can help fight climate change? Find out more about what you can do below.

Business opportunity

Businesses in Gloucestershire also have a vital role to play in our journey to become a carbon-neutral city. There are several online toolkits designed to give business owners the knowledge and tools to understand and reduce their organisational carbon footprint.

We’d recommend the SME Climate Hub for small and medium-sized enterprises and the Race to Zero website for larger businesses.

Carbon Footprint Calculator 

Not sure where to start? These tools give small and medium sized UK businesses the first steps to start measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions and reducing energy cost

Gloucestershire climate commitment

The Gloucestershire Climate Commitment makes it easy for county-based businesses of all sizes to take the first step to climate action, making a public commitment.
A public commitment is an important first step to show your employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that you are serious about your intent and to help hold your business accountable for achieving it.

We are asking all businesses in Gloucestershire to commit to Net Zero Emissions by 2050 at the latest, and to join the “Race to Zero” at the UK Business Climate Hub (for SMEs) or Business Ambition for 1.5°C (for large companies).

The CheltenhamZero Agreement

We recognise the climate emergency and acknowledge the unacceptable risks it poses globally and also locally to the future of our environment, our livelihoods, our homes and our town.

If you want to reduce the contribution of your business to climate change, a good place to start is to understand what your contribution is by working out the carbon emissions your business generates and where they come from.

By joining CheltenhamZero we commit to tackling the climate emergency head on, doing our part within our organisations and working collaboratively to support the shift to net zero emissions as a town by the year 2030.

Page updated: 08/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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