The council has voted to support measures to address the climate emergency as outlined by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), so we are now re-examining our carbon reduction strategy with the aim of adapting it to meet IPCC targets and a final goal of carbon neutrality.

Our current carbon reduction strategy aims to cut the council’s carbon emissions by at least 2.7% every year keeping us in line with existing national public sector carbon reduction targets.

We are also promoting and supporting activity within the district as a whole to help achieve district wide emissions reductions of 57% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels. This is in line with the UK's current carbon budget.

To achieve these aims we will keep making improvements to our buildings, our transport fleet and our working practices. Within the wider district we will continue to promote domestic energy efficiency, encourage sustainable transport, influence new developments and work with businesses and public sector partners.

Once it is agreed, our revised carbon reduction strategy will be published online.

We publish our carbon footprint every year.

Page last updated 28/06/2019