Climate Change Strategy

On 18 June 2019, an Extraordinary Council meeting took place, during which we declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to make our operations carbon neutral by 2030.

A Climate Change Strategy was produced and agreed in October 2020, to provide a clear plan as to how we would build on our carbon reductions achievements to date and work towards the ambitious carbon neutral target.

The strategy is based on the following strategic objectives:

  • Reducing emissions from our estate and operations
  • Reducing energy consumption and emissions by promoting energy efficiency measures, sustainable construction, renewable energy sources and behaviour change
  • Reducing consumption of resources, increasing recycling and reducing waste
  • Supporting council services, residents and businesses to adapt to the impacts of climate change

The actions identified to achieve these objectives are periodically reviewed and updated.

In September 2023, Cabinet approved a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

To learn about the latest actions, please read the Climate Strategy Action Plan for 2022 – 2025.