Climate Action Fife
Climate Action Fife is a Fife-wide partnership project, bringing together individuals, communities, local government and businesses to tackle the climate emergency and make Fife a greener and fairer place to live.
It is a partnership between Greener Kirkcaldy, CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil, Edible and Tasty Spaces Rosyth (EATS), Fife Communities Climate Action Network, Fife College, Fife Council, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Ore Valley Housing Association, People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT), St Andrews Environmental Network (StAndEN), Transition University of St Andrews and Youth 1st.
The project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund, which enables people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency.
We have been awarded £2,102,234 from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund to deliver a five-year climate action project. Between June 2022 and May 2027, we will deliver an ambitious programme of climate action to tackle the key areas of emissions. We will work with all sectors and stakeholders and build capacity and resilience across Fife.
Project activities include:
- Climate engagement and KnowHow: We will develop new behaviour change campaigns and pledges based on the learning from our #BigFiveforFife campaign. And we will deliver a programme of outreach engagement talks, workshops and events. In year three, we will organise a Fife-wide Climate Action Fife Festival.
- Building capacity: Our Public Sector engagement coordinator will continue to build capacity in Fife Council and other public sectors organisations. She will deliver training and advocate for the mainstreaming of climate concerns into service delivery.
- Climate friendly business: Our Business Outreach Coordinator will work with micro and small businesses, community buildings and third sector organisations. She will provide advice on energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and waste reduction.
- Climate friendly homes and gardens: Energy advisers from Greener Kirkcaldy and St Andrews Environmental Network will take a whole-house approach.They will focus on energy efficiency measures, home renewables and long-lasting behaviour changes.
Find out more at: www.climateactionfife.org.uk
The ideas for this project come from our community and from the learning gained during our development project. People in Fife want ambitious action on climate change, and they want individuals, communities, government and business to work together to make it happen.
We have used our Development Project to test and progress our ideas for climate action in Fife, build a strong partnership and build capacity among Fife community groups and public sector organisations.
At the core of our programme is a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through reaching out to those groups who are ‘easy to ignore’ in our communities. We will reach deeper and broader through this programme, involving and empowering those who are not already taking climate action.