These are a few of the policies relating to the environment and climate change that Bradford Council works towards.
The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots how the UK will meet the 34% cut in emissions on 1990 levels by 2020. We have already reduced emissions by 21% equivalent to cutting emissions entirely from four cities the size of London.
To meet the national and international policies, Bradford Council helps the district to adapt to climate change and reduce its carbon emissions.
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory scheme to improve energy efficiency in large public and private sector organisations, including council buildings.
Display Energy Certificates (DECs) must be displayed in all large public buildings to show how energy efficient they are.
The Home Energy Conservation Act makes Bradford Council responsible for improving and promoting energy efficiency in housing.
Planning policy for planning and the environment is set out in Planning Policy Statements
Local government has committed to central government through a Memorandum of Understanding to reduce carbon emissions from their own estate and operations and encourage and enable residents, businesses and visitors to also cut emissions.
The District Plan 2016-2020 includes actions and aims for the district in relation to energy.
Bradford has its own Climate Change Strategy for the Bradford District.