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.

Climate Change

Welcome to our climate change webpages where you can find information about how we are commited to reducing our carbon footprint 

In recent years the council has reduced its carbon emissions by a third and the area is now ranked as one of the greenest in the country. However we acknowledge we have a significant role to play in both further reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions and providing the leadership to encourage residents, businesses and other organisations to take action to cut their own carbon footprint.

The need to continue to reduce our carbon emissions has accelerated recently with a growing understanding that restricting global temperature rises is the key priority in avoiding the issues associated with climate change.