Climate Emergency Action Plan

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face, locally, nationally and globally. It is a challenge that will continue to grow over the coming years, becoming ever more critical for future generations.

The Council declared a climate emergency in September 2019 and committed to identify steps we can take to achieve carbon-neutrality as soon as possible. 

In June 2020 the Council approved its climate emergency action plan. It concentrates on what the Council can do to make a difference. However, we cannot face the challenge alone and we will all need to work together to help sustain and improve the quality of life of those in the Borough both now and into the future.

The action plan is a living document. It will need to be reviewed to take account of our progress as well as changes in technology, government policy and available opportunities. The Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee is updated about the Climate Emergency Action Plan twice a year, with the papers available on the Council’s website. The most recent reports were in October 2021April 2022November 2022 and April 2023.The updated documents summarise what has happened since the Action Plan was approved, based on the information reported to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.