Climate Change Action Plan

Climate Change Action Plan 

Climate change is the greatest global health threat of the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity.

In April 2019, the Council unanimously adopted a motion to declare a Climate Emergency and set an ambition to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.  Following the Councils declaration, a Climate Emergency Working Group was established and recommended to Full Council on 15 October 2019 that a Climate Change Action Plan be developed.

The Climate Change Action Plan was developed by the Council's Environment Service through consultation and engagement with the local community and was adopted unanimously by Members at Full Council in March 2022.   

The plan recognises what actions the Council, along with our local partners and the community have taken over the last ten years including investment into our critical infrastructure, a move away from fossil fuels, the installation of electric vehicle charging points and how we have been working to protect our marine and terrestrial habitats and species.

The plan sets out ten key objectives detailing what we plan to do to combat our carbon emissions over the coming years, focussing specifically on what we can control (through the direct control of sites and services), what we can influence (working with our community and local businesses) and how we will work with our local partners and national stakeholders as we move towards net zero carbon by 2030.

The Climate Change Action Plan is available to download.


The Climate Change Action Plan was developed through public consultation and engagement. The Consultation Report documenting the consultation and engagement findings from the community and local stakeholders is available to download.


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