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Parish of St Helier: Climate Change Emergency Working Group

Parish of St Helier: Climate Change Emergency Working Group


At a Parish Assembly on 27th March 2019, Deputy Ward presented Projet 02/2019 ‘Climate Change Emergency’. The Assembly amended the Projet and approved the amended version.

The approved Project reads: “to agree, as proposed by Deputy Ward of St Helier, that the Parish of St Helier should declare a climate change emergency, and aim to be carbon neutral by 2025-2030. That the Constable be requested to draw up a plan to achieve this for presentation to the Parish Assembly by the end of 2019. To endorse the proposition of Deputy Ward and to request the Constable to advise the Parish Deputies and Senators of the decision of the Parish Assembly.”

In addition to the approval of the Projet, the minutes of the Assembly record that the Constable intended to set up a Working Party, whose role will be to draw up a plan for presentation to a Parish Assembly before the end of 2019 and to establish baseline data in respect of the Parish’s carbon footprint.

This web page has been developed to support the Working Group.


Deputy Ward's Project 02/2019 ‘Climate Change Emergency’ (as approved) and the accompanying report can be read here.

Terms of Reference

The Working Group Draft Terms of Reference can be read here.


The Working Group meeting papers are listed below.

24th April 2019AgendaMinutes
1st May 2019Agenda , Workshop BriefOutput from Workshop 1
22nd May 2019Agenda , Workshop Brief, SlidesOutput from Workshop 2
5th June 2019Agenda , Workshop Brief, SlidesOutput from Workshop 3
3rd July 2019AgendaPresentations from: Jersey Post , Affinity Private Wealth and Groundswell
Working Group ReportClimate Change Emergency Working Group Plan

News - Government of Jersey - Carbon Neutral Strategy published Background research

This section includes links to background material identified by members of the Group. The links are provided for information only and do not necessarily represent the view of the Parish.

Isle of Man Consultation
New Horizon Speech by Mark Carney
Zero Carbon Britain
Smart Streets (1) , Smart Streets (2)
Mothers Rise Up Jersey
Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation in Action
Earth Project Jersey
Eco Active Jersey , Eco Active Jersey facebook
Committee on Climate Change Net Zero Report
David Attenborough on " WASTE"
Guardian Article on Edinburgh Roads
Urban Greening
World Conference on Forests and Public Health
What is the best path to a Low Carbon World?
100 solutions to reverse global warming
Tree Protection - Isle of Man
Glens and Forests - Isle of Man
Ben Fogle: Jersey's Carbon Neutral Bid
Green Alliance - Power to the people
Tackling the Climate Emergency
Panorama - Climate Change: What Can We Do?
Guernsey Press - Solar Power
Carbon footprint of electric cars
Bristol could introduce a ban on diesel
Dubrovnik 100% Electric Car Sharing System
Bailiwick Express - Get serious about cycling in Jersey
News- Government of Jersey - Carbon Neutral Strategy published
States of Jersey Carbon Neutral Strategy 2019
States of Jersey Sustainable Transport Policy
Centre of Oslo is virtually car free
Streets are more alive: Ghent
What can Birmingham learn from Ghent?
Fines for idling drivers introduced at Bedford schools
Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown


The Working Group's deliverables, as set out in the Terms of Reference, are shown below.

a. A report that sets out the current carbon footprint of Parish activities and services and an indicative carbon footprint for the Parish as a whole.
b. A report that sets out a programme of work that aims to deliver Parish activities and services with carbon neutrality by 2025-2030. This report to include indicative implications, in terms of carbon footprint, finance, workforce, legal and existing policies.
c. A report that identifies what the Parish can do to encourage those that live and work in the Parish to become carbon neutral by 2025-2030.