In 2019 the Scottish Government declared a climate emergency and passed the Climate Change Bill that commits us to achieving the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2045. Shortly after this, North Lanarkshire Council set a target to achieve net zero 15 years earlier by 2030. As part of the response to this ambitious target the North Lanarkshire Partnership established the new Action Together on Climate initiative (ACT Now).
ACT Now will support action to tackle the climate emergency in North Lanarkshire with a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. This will be achieved by supporting an “inclusive and green recovery” from COVID-19 which is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and which improves people’s quality of life, wellbeing and equality.