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Climate Change

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 Icon for pdf Carbon Reduction Plan [1.76MB] has been produced which sets out the high-level pathway to net zero.

Monitoring of our carbon emissions has been undertaken via an annual Icon for pdf Carbon Footprint Analysis [221.94KB], and a Carbon Reduction Icon for pdf Action Plan [150.63KB] 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 Icon for pdf Environment Policy [2.75MB] 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
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