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Climate emergency - Taking action

We recognise the urgency of the climate emergency. We understand the importance of taking action on immediate projects and commitments whilst developing our longer-term plans for the Somerset West and Taunton district.

SWT has been recognised as a leader in responding to the climate emergency by the not-for-profit charity CDP, who run the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.

We achieved a score of “A-” (Leadership) for our 2020 disclosure which identifies the ways we are working to mitigate and adapt to the projected impacts of climate change.

Our latest score demonstrates that through the CNCR Action Plan and joint work on the Somerset Climate Emergency Strategy, we have a clear understanding of future climate risks and district-wide emissions, have set emissions reduction targets, and are making strides with implementing our action plan.

For more information see the Snapshot Report from CDP.