What we’re doing

How we are tackling five climate challenges.

In contributing to a safe climate for current and future generations, we will need to tackle five climate challenges.

Eliminate our emissions from:

  • Homes, buildings and energy: how we construct, heat and power our built environment
  • Travel: how we move around
  • Things we use: what we buy, use, and dispose of in our lifestyles and activities

Protect people and nature through:

  • Ecology: making space for nature
  • Adapting to climate change: making ourselves resilient to climate changes already underway

We will enable this through:

  • Engagement and influence: galvanising our communities and helping them to act
  • Finance and decision-making: making every decision support net zero
  • Growing the green economy: growing the marketplace of green solutions and delivering green skills and jobs for residents

Cutting across these challenges, the council will work with residents, businesses and partners to deliver this change.

Climate and Ecology Strategy

The following documents make up our strategy, action plan and evidence base for achieving net zero emissions.

 A good place to start is the accessible summary of our Climate and Ecology Strategy (pdf 507KB).

Full strategy

Supporting documents

The actions we’re taking

The challenge ahead demands bold new thinking and experimentation. Not every action will be successful from the outset. These will continue to be shaped and refined in the open, in collaboration with local residents and organisations. 


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