Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nottingham 2028 Carbon Neutral (CN28) Charter & Action Plan
The initiative unfolds in two parts:
- a Carbon Neutral Charter: the foundational and overarching strategy defining the actions needed to be taken,
- an Action Plan: sets a strategy of specific tasks for accelerated decarbonisation with fixed timeframes.
The Charter details the methodology behind the carbon budget and emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to maximize benefits and avoid potential unintended adverse impacts on citizens. It lays out six sustainability themes: biodiversity and natural capital, energy, food, mobility, resource and resilience; with four cross-cutting objectives that relate them to wellbeing. One objective explicitly addresses wellbeing, while the other three are geared towards improving air quality, enabling a sustainable economy, and improving the built environment and sustainable communities, strongly promoting it.
The Action Plan breaks down the work into time-bound tasks allocated to the City Council, its partners, and the central government, which are reviewed and updated on an annual basis. Its first and largest section - Carbon Reduction - has 5 chapters: transport, built environment, energy generation, waste & water, and consumption. Following a list of benefits to citizen’s wellbeing, each chapter proceeds with a sizable catalog of actions.