Transport a priority as more than 800 respond to SIC climate survey

Almost 82 per cent of respondents to a climate survey by the SIC believe there is a climate emergency currently.

The council said there had been a “tremendous response” to the climate conversation survey, with nearly 850 people giving their views.

Fuel poverty, green energy and fixed links were all identified as being top priorities for the SIC to pursue in future.

While 98.7 per cent of folk said they were already taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment, just 51 per cent said they understood what “Net Zero” was in relation to future environmental targets.

Environment and transport chairman Ryan Thomson said he was delighted with the responses.

“Climate change is something that affects us all, and the number of people who took the time to respond shows our community’s desire to make a real difference to the issue.”

The SIC said their Climate Change Strategy Team would now work with other departments to focus on the insights gained  from the survey results.



Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.