Climate Change Plan Consultation
5-Year Climate Change Plan Consultation
The public were asked for their views on a number of key issues around climate change, which will help to shape the Isle of Man Government’s Climate Change Plan for 2022 - 2027.
- Energy – five possible future energy scenarios to provide the pathway for 75% renewable electricity by 2035
- Housing – the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and bringing forward building regulations to provide low carbon new builds
- Blue carbon1 - the Isle of Man aspires to become a global leader in ocean-based climate solutions by managing the Island’s marine area, to protect and enhance carbon-storing habitats like seagrass and boosting biodiversity
- Transport – a ban on registration of new fossil fuel cars and light vans by 2030, in line with the UK
- Fossil fuels – consideration of a ban on future hydrocarbon exploration and extraction licences in the Isle of Man and its territorial waters.
The Climate Change Bill, delivered as part of the First Phase Climate Change Action Plan and due to come into operation later this year, requires a statutory five-year Climate Change Plan to be in operation at all times, ensuring a clear direction for the Island to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Climate Change Plan highlights a wide range of topics and actions critical to climate change, including: electricity generation, transport, energy use in buildings, agriculture, business, waste management, natural carbon removal, community engagement, and finance, all of which will impact individuals and businesses on the Island.
It also highlights the importance of protecting the Island’s ecosystems and biodiversity, which will help the Isle of Man to build its resilience towards climate change and also boost the Island’s natural stores of carbon.
Central to the proposed commitments is the ‘just transition’ principle, which aims to ensure that changes are fair and that impact of climate actions on the most vulnerable in the community and those with limited resources to take individual actions are taken into account.