Achieving Net Zero for the South Downs National Park
We are committed to Committing to working towards the South Downs National Park becoming ‘Net-Zero with Nature’ by 2040.
We will achieve this by:
- delivering climate action through the planning system;
- working with local communities to deliver climate action;
- bringing together community groups and organisations to take action focusing on people least engaged at present through the five-year Ouse Valley Climate Action project funded by the Climate Action Fund.
- restoring nature through our innovative ReNature project
- supporting farmer-led programmes that sequester carbon and/or keep it stored within land they manage through initiatives such as the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) scheme;
- improving sustainable access – working with sector partners to encourage provision of facilities, opportunities and incentives to allow for reduced carbon travel;
- working with businesses to achieve better sustainability through the Our South Downs business platform and the Green South Downs Sustainability Award Scheme;
- engagement and outreach to the public and partner organisations;
- developing more effective and engaging ways to communicate around the challenges of climate change and adaptation to the public through the creative and cultural sector.