Climate Change

We are committed to tackling climate change and have vowed to half our carbon footprint by 2025 and make Northumberland a carbon neutral county by 2030. But we can't do it alone. We need everyone in Northumberland to play their part and do their bit. Find out what you can do to help save our planet from the detrimental effects on climate change by reading our Climate Change Action Plan. Contact us by email: climate@northumberland.gov.uk

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We are committed to tackling climate change and have vowed to half our carbon footprint by 2025 and make Northumberland a carbon neutral county by 2030. But we can't do it alone. We need everyone in Northumberland to play their part and do their bit. Find out what you can do to help save our planet from the detrimental effects on climate change by reading our Climate Change Action Plan. Contact us by email: climate@northumberland.gov.uk

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Climate Change Action Plan 2021-23

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. Read our full action plan for the next few years here.

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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 Events

We run frequent Q&A webinars as part of our climate change programme. Watch past event recordings and register your interest for our next event here.

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Renewable Energy and Heat

Find out the best ways to heat and power your home without contributing to climate change. We’ll even help you 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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