Plastic Free Jersey is an initiative that brings together individuals, groups, businesses and organisations to reduce the amount of plastic we use. Surfers Against Sewage developed the scheme to tackle the plastic problem specifically in coastal areas.
Our journey to net zero
The extension of the UK’s ratification of the Paris Agreement to Jersey in April 2022 marks an important step in advancing the Island’s contribution to global climate ambitions.
Jersey’s carbon neutral roadmap commits the island to a science-led emissions reduction trajectory, in line with the UK’s Paris Agreement Targets. This means a 68% reduction by 2030, 78% by 2035 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
Some examples of the policies within the roadmap are:
Heating emissions reduction
Decarbonising the Government of Jersey
Achieving compliance with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
Developing on-Island skills for a sustainable economy
Delivering the COP26 education pledge
Campaigning against climate change
The eco active network raises awareness across Jersey, helping to educate Islanders through engagement and action. Eco active organise campaigns and events throughout the year to promote low-carbon lifestyles. Previous campaigns have included:
COP27: Jersey in the global discussion on climate change
Jersey actively participates in international efforts to tackle climate change. Jersey’s Minister for Energy and Climate Change recently attended COP27, which provided the island with the opportunity to share its work on climate change policy, green finance and sustainability, and to collaborate with other international jurisdictions.
An aspiring Geopark
Jersey is on track to achieving the special designation of a UNESCO Geopark, which would bring international recognition to Jersey for its exceptional geology and unique cultural heritage.
A biodiverse island
Jersey is home to a diverse environment both on land and in the surrounding waters. The people of Jersey are very much involved in protecting the natural environment and viewing wildlife is a huge pastime in the community.
Being a small island means that locations such as gardens and parks are habitats for protected species such as hedgehogs, bats, newts and the Jersey crapaud or toad. With wildlife so close to our doors it is imperative we protect it and the community involved.
Delivering sustainable growth
As a leading international finance centre, Jersey has been active in sustainable finance for some time, with a new sustainable finance strategy to catalyse action.
Jersey is taking action on sustainable finance and is a member of the UN Finance Centres for Sustainability network (FC4S).
Jersey Fund for a Wilder World - new sustainable finance initiative, where funds businesses with a sustainable focus can donate a minimum of 2.5% of their annual fees, earned from included SRI entities to Durrell, who will pool donations from contributors and assign them across their rewilding programmes.