This is a DRAFT vision or 2025 and an action plan or getting usthere. The action plan builds on local survey ndings in which over1500 residents in the Dunbar and East Linton ward area have beeninterviewed. These surveys have highlighted a strong desire to beable to source more locally produced ood, live in more comortableand energy ecient homes in neighbourhoods which are sae andattractive to walk and cycle around, or increased opportunitiesor local employment … and much more. The surveys have alsohighlighted the many barriers which currently prevent us all romdoing many o these things.
Dunbar 2025 –Local Resilience Action Plan
What is this all about? We live in interesting times!
In the next teen years, because o the decline in world oil production, as well as the need to meetScottish Government Climate Change targets, we will need to at least halve our ossil uel consump-tion. That means each o us reducing our consumption by about 5% per year, every year.As oil production declines, we can expect the oil price to increase and to become increasingly volatileand or supplies to be subject to disruption. Major changes (at the very least) to the workings o theglobal economy will be inevitable.We can also expect an increasing number o extreme weather events due to the raised level o energyin the atmosphere as average global temperatures increase.Given these challenges, what will this localitylook like in 2025? How can we build a vibrantlow-carbon economy or the Dunbar area whichis resilient enough to cope with the challengesthat we will ace? The Action Plans will show how we might startcreating a more localised, vibrant and resilientlocal economy which can not only help us tocope with the major challenges which lie aheadbut which, we believe, can create signicant op-portunities – or meaningul work, to developnew skills, to strengthen community networksand working to enhance the local environment.Please take a look. What do you agree with?What do you disagree with? What have wemissed out? Please send us your comments andideas - our contact details are on the back page. Thank-you!