Climate change is an increasing concern for us all which requires urgent action to be taken. We have made adapting to meet the challenge of a changing natural environment a corporate priority.
We are committed to lowering the impact of our own operations and have set a target to be net zero by 2040 with a 45% reduction in carbon emissions by 2027. To help guide how we will do this, a has been produced which sets out the high-level pathway to net zero.
Monitoring of our carbon emissions has been undertaken via an annual , and a Carbon Reduction has also been developed to set out a delivery pathway to achieve the Councils net zero Carbon emissions target via a pipeline of projects and actions.
We are also committed to being a strong partner in protecting the natural environment for residents and visitors. An provides the framework to ensure this is considered across our service areas by setting out priorities under four key themes:
- Protecting and recovering our natural environment
- Mitigating and adapting to climate change
- Enhancing our built environment
- Ensuring a sustainable approach to waste and resource management