Background

In May 2019 the Chief Minister announced the development of a Climate Change Bill to be presented to Tynwald in the next legislative year that recognises and acts upon the climate emergency that is facing the planet.

Subsequently, the Council of Ministers set up a dedicated Climate Change Emergency Transformation Team, led by Independent Chair, Professor James Curran, to develop a Climate Change Action Plan for net zero carbon emissions to be laid before Tynwald by January 2020.

A Climate Change Consultation took place over the summer and the responses will be considered by the team in the production of the Action Plan.

The Challenge

This Challenge looks to build on the great response we received to the consultation carried out over the summer.  Your input and views on the Island's role in battling climate change are vital to ensuring that the action plan that will go to Tynwald reflects the views of the Island's community, and is not just a Government response developed in isolation.

If the plan is approved by Tynwald, the next steps will be for the plan to inform the drafting of the Climate Change Bill, at which point there will be another formal consultation process for you to offer further input.

How to respond

The work of the Action Team is split into nine discreet subjects, or workstreams;

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Education and Health
  • Energy Supply
  • Land-use
  • Waste
  • Residential
  • Transport
  • Other

Below is a tile for each workstream.  We encourage you to share your ideas and feedback by using the comments facility under the workstream headings. Should you wish to, you may also rate ideas submitted by other respondents.

As you submit your ideas you may like to consider the following questions:

  • What do you think the climate change priorities for the Isle of Man should be?
  • What would you like the Isle of Man to be legislating on with regards to Climate Change?

Take your opportunity to have your say on how the Isle of Man can do it's part to tackle the Climate Change Emergency.  

For further information on the Climate Change Emergency Action Plan and team please visit https://www.gov.im/climatechangeiom 

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