Climate change is one of the greatest threats to environmental, social and economic sustainability facing the world today. Rising global temperatures will bring changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.
The effects will be felt here in Cardiff and across Wales and the UK. Globally there may be severe problems in regions that are particularly vulnerable. We need to act now to adapt to climate change and to reduce the risk by reducing our contribution to greenhouses gas emissions.
Cardiff Council, in partnership with other major employers and organizations in the city, is committed to developing and implementing a Carbon Lite Cardiff Action Plan, with the aspiration of becoming a Carbon Lite City.
The Action Plan includes both mitigation measures (reducing our emissions) and adaptation actions (preparing for likely changes). The purpose of this Plan is to ensure that all those who play a part in the city are aware of the challenges afforded by climate change and are galvanized into action by means of a central guiding plan.