The Isle of Man Government’s Climate Change Transformation Team is seeking input into a consultation that will help set the Island's target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Setting a 2030 target is an interim step to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
This interim target will demonstrate how ambitious and committed the Isle of Man is to transitioning to a low carbon society, a move which has financial, social, environmental and reputational implications.
The commitment to set an interim target by 1 April 2022 is a requirement of the Climate Change Act, passed by Tynwald, which commits the Island to be net zero by 2050.
To find out more and to participate in the consultation, visit the Net Zero website.
The closing date is Monday 21st February 2022.
The Climate Change Transformation Team also has three public events this week.
9 February: Net Zero webinar – interim targets, Teams (online), 7pm to 8pm
10 February: Net Zero drop-in, Noa Bakehouse, 12pm to 2pm
10 February: Net Zero Talks – Transitioning to carbon neutrality, Noa Bakehouse, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Find out more on the website.
The consultation also highlights some changes that will happen over the next 10 years regardless of climate action, such as the replacement of the electricity generation infrastructure, which will come to its end of life soon, and the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market, in line with the UK's rapidly accelerating sales.