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Alongside individual action, organisations have a key role to play in helping Cornwall become carbon neutral.

The climate emergency is a challenge for all of us, and individual action will help build the foundations of the changes we need to make in the coming years. Alongside individual action, organisations also have a key role to play, from community groups and charities to businesses and institutions.

Businesses and other organisations account for around 30% of Cornwall’s carbon emissions, but their potential to influence and lead change is far greater. Environmental awareness amongst consumers, residents and service users is growing all the time, and Covid-19 has demonstrated that the ways we interact with and in organisations is vulnerable to change, and not set in stone.

Organisations across Cornwall are already growing a world-renowned reputation for quality and positive environmental impact, from fashion and fishing to technology and tourism. For us as individuals, more than ever we can influence the businesses, services and groups we interact with to celebrate their achievements and drive the faster, larger change we need to see.

You can read how some organisations in Cornwall are helping to address climate change in our case studies on the right of this page.

Support for organisations

If you don’t know how your organisation can respond to the climate emergency, there is support available with advice and ideas for simple and substantial steps to take.

Visit our Carbon Neutral Cornwall website to find out more.

Cornwall Council has developed climate literacy training for our employees and elected Members. We are making the online Climate Literacy training available to city, town and parish councils and community groups and organisations. Each local council or community group can have two free accounts to access the training, which is hosted on the Council's Learning Hub. If you would like to request access to the Council's climate literacy online training please email: learndevelop@cornwall.gov.uk

Alongside practical steps, there are bigger changes which will be needed if we are truly to make sure that Cornwall remains a safe place to live for one and all.

The climate emergency is a social justice issue, and organisations will need to take action to support staff, customers and wider residents to advance equality and recognise their collective responsibility in shaping the future we need to see. These changes will require transparency, communication and collaboration, and while many organisations are already leading the way, Cornwall Council has challenged itself and others to wholeheartedly commit to the urgency of change.

Videos

Watch our videos below for more information about doughnut economics, carbon audits and what councils can do after declaring a climate emergency.






Alongside individual action, organisations have a key role to play in helping Cornwall become carbon neutral.

The climate emergency is a challenge for all of us, and individual action will help build the foundations of the changes we need to make in the coming years. Alongside individual action, organisations also have a key role to play, from community groups and charities to businesses and institutions.

Businesses and other organisations account for around 30% of Cornwall’s carbon emissions, but their potential to influence and lead change is far greater. Environmental awareness amongst consumers, residents and service users is growing all the time, and Covid-19 has demonstrated that the ways we interact with and in organisations is vulnerable to change, and not set in stone.

Organisations across Cornwall are already growing a world-renowned reputation for quality and positive environmental impact, from fashion and fishing to technology and tourism. For us as individuals, more than ever we can influence the businesses, services and groups we interact with to celebrate their achievements and drive the faster, larger change we need to see.

You can read how some organisations in Cornwall are helping to address climate change in our case studies on the right of this page.

Support for organisations

If you don’t know how your organisation can respond to the climate emergency, there is support available with advice and ideas for simple and substantial steps to take.

Visit our Carbon Neutral Cornwall website to find out more.

Cornwall Council has developed climate literacy training for our employees and elected Members. We are making the online Climate Literacy training available to city, town and parish councils and community groups and organisations. Each local council or community group can have two free accounts to access the training, which is hosted on the Council's Learning Hub. If you would like to request access to the Council's climate literacy online training please email: learndevelop@cornwall.gov.uk

Alongside practical steps, there are bigger changes which will be needed if we are truly to make sure that Cornwall remains a safe place to live for one and all.

The climate emergency is a social justice issue, and organisations will need to take action to support staff, customers and wider residents to advance equality and recognise their collective responsibility in shaping the future we need to see. These changes will require transparency, communication and collaboration, and while many organisations are already leading the way, Cornwall Council has challenged itself and others to wholeheartedly commit to the urgency of change.

Videos

Watch our videos below for more information about doughnut economics, carbon audits and what councils can do after declaring a climate emergency.






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