Climate change strategy


The Council declared a climate change emergency in 2019 and set itself five ambitious objectives:

  1. To reduce carbon emissions from our own estate and operations to net zero by 2030, or a justification for a later date if the review finds this unachievable.
  2. To comply with statutory obligations to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  3. To work with, support, encourage and engage residents, communities, businesses and other partners in initiatives to reduce carbon emissions.
  4. To embed climate change mitigation and adaptation into our plans, strategies and policies.
  5. To reduce carbon emissions across the borough by promoting energy efficiency measures, sustainable construction, renewable energy, sustainable transport and behavioural change.