Climate Change

Welcome to our climate change webpages where you can find information about how we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Click on the sections below to find out more. Contact us by email:


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Climate Change

The council is committed to tackling climate change. We've declared a ‘climate emergency’ - vowing to half our carbon footprint by 2025 and make the county carbon neutral by 2030.

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Climate Change - Questions and Answers

Your questions about Climate Change answered.

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Climate Change Events

We regularly host events across the county to speak directly to our residents and businesses to see what climate change challenges they are facing and how we can overcome them.

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Renewable Energy and Heat

Our Warmer Homes team can help you heat and power your home more efficiently and save money on your utility bills.

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Sustainable transport

Transport is the single biggest contributor of carbon emissions in Northumberland. We need to change the way we travel by taking shorter journeys, walking more, cycling, taking public transport and investing in electric vehicles.

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Reducing Waste

It’s important to reduce our waste and keep materials in operation and productive use for as long as possible through recycling and upcycling. Here you will find tips, advice and guidance on everything recycling and waste reduction related.

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Our Environment

Our natural environment works hard to capture our harmful emissions and turn them into the oxygen we breathe. We’re working hard to ensure our county is as green as possible to help us on our journey to net zero.

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Council Policy

Policy underpins the way the council approaches its decisions and takes action, substantially reducing emissions, both as an organisation and across the county.

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