Not our battle
Delete section 1.9 in its entirety
Why the contribution is important
Another policy statement to be prepared for accreditation and then ignored, an assertion that archives particularly are under a pressure that I have seen no evidence of, and an entirely pointless diversion of time and effort.
Archives that use air-conditioning, and the carbon-positive internet, and centralise records so that people have to drive 30 miles to see the records of their own parish council are never going to look good in this particular beauty contest. Our best policy is to keep quiet.
(For the record I have no doubt that anthropogenic climate change is happening and will accelerate unless 'something' is done. The driver for energy efficiency in archives, as in society as a whole, is and will be cost. Most archives are already acutely aware of their costs and the need to control them.)