The Council’s Stance on Climate Change, Pollution and Conservation
The Environmental Policy for the council sets out ways in which the council will fulfil its commitment to sustainable development and safeguarding the environment, as well as meeting statutory responsibilities laid out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
The policy was approved at a full meeting of Aberdeenshire Council in September 2013. The policy was re-affirmed by Chief Executive Jim Savege and Council Leader Cllr Jim Gifford in May 2015. It commits the council to reducing the impact its services and functions have on the environment. This means reducing greenhouse gases emitted in the provision of services, conserving natural resources and enhancing the region’s bio-diversity to improve the health and well-being of Aberdeenshire residents.