Our action to tackle climate change

Our climate emergency declaration set ambitious targets for us to become carbon neutral in our operations by December 2025 and to work together with partners, communities and businesses to help achieve a net zero carbon borough by December 2030.

Our Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy outlines how we are taking action. Here are some of the things we've done so far:

Our progress

Visit our carbon footprint page for a snapshot of the council's carbon emissions as well as those for the wider borough.

We have already:

And,as we continue to work on these, we are now also:

  • supporting our innovative Green Team to encourage even greater carbon-cutting action by communities and businesses
  • continuing to make buildings we own more energy efficient, including looking to invest over half a million pounds to power more of our community centres with solar panels
  • swapping our waste and recycling vehicles to low-carbon biofuel in the spring, cutting emissions from our operations by over 1,000 tonnes a year
  • putting forward proposals for more sustainable homes as we update our Local Plan that guides development with strong low-carbon policies
  • making it easier to walk and cycle and taking forward ambitious plans to increase the number of on-street electric vehicle chargers, working with the county council.

Contact the team

We are continuously looking at greener ways of delivering council services as well as how we can enable and inspire greater climate-positive action by communities, businesses and local organisations.

If you have ideas you would like to share with us or have an enquiry about climate change and sustainability, send a message to the Climate Change Team

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