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Sector Groups

The partnership will drive change through its working groups, which focus on the main sources of emissions in Cumbria.

A large proportion of Cumbria’s emissions come from buildings, transport & mobility, consumption and waste, farming and other land use. The partnership has prioritised these areas, setting up working groups to address them. The 4 sector groups have the challenge of developing Emission Reduction Action Plans (ERAP’s) that work towards the partnerships goal of a zero carbon Cumbria by 2037.

These plans must be both ambitious and achievable, covering the full scope of emissions agreed for each individual sector, and together combining to a credible county wide emission reduction plan.

ERAPs will also be backed by a broad and robust evidence base, ranging from climate science and research findings to national policy and legislation, Cumbria’s latest carbon baseline and other relevant data sources, and recommendations for action made by recent Citizens’ Juries.

Read the updated summary of greenhouse gas emissions in Cumbria

 The data in this updated report is an excellent indicator of the scale of the challenge and the key sources of emissions that are controlled or influenced by the behaviour and choices of people living in and visiting Cumbria. ​

Key milestones on the road to net-zero 2023

May 2023

Initial briefing on the Emissions Reduction Action Plans (ERAPs) identifying key stakeholders and undertaking any training necessary.

August 2023

Terms of Reference/Scope approved by sector groups and Priority Emission Reduction Action Topics agreed and signed-off by the Strategic Oversight Board (SOB).

October 2023

Draft Emission Reduction Action Plans (ERAPs) produced.

November 2023

Final Emission Reduction Action Plans (ERAPs) produced and signed-off by the Strategic Oversight Board (SOB).

Key actions for the sector groups

Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership Meeting

The sector groups will be directly supported by both the Zero Carbon Cumbria team plus contributions from members of the wider Partnership, including critical areas such as:

Current sector groups

There are four groups getting up and running now, and there’ll be more information here soon, as the membership and work of the groups is developed. New groups may be formed to focus on other themes.

Working together to drive change

If you would like to get involved with the partnership or feel there is a sector that could benefit from your input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Join us

Contact the partnership manager to find out how you could take part