Carbon Neutral by 2027
In July 2019, the Council declared a 'Climate Change Emergency' and committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027 for its own operations.
Climate change is a complex and changing dynamic and therefore our strategy is a live working document that is revised on a regular basis, ensuring it remains up to date and relevant. The most recent update is now complete, resulting in our Climate Change and Green Futures Strategy 2023-2027 with 104 actions as part of our revised carbon management plan.
The strategy has been streamlined with ten key strategic themes identified as the priority areas. These themes are cross cutting and cover all topic areas which are essential for addressing climate change, ensuring that appropriate actions are embedded across all of our own operations.
View our one page summary Climate Change and Green Futures Strategy 2023-2027(.pdf) (397kb) (Opens in a new window).
These themes also strengthen the need to engage with residents and businesses in support of positive behaviour change, enhancing what has already been achieved.
To allow transparency of our progress we will keep all historical versions of this document available to access on this page.
What does carbon neutral mean?
Carbon neutral means that any carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from the councils own operations is balanced by an equivalent amount being removed or absorbed from the atmosphere.
Our carbon footprint
The Council reduced its carbon footprint by 3% on the previous year to 3,099 tCO₂e.
The Council reduced its carbon footprint by 12% on the previous year to 3,641 tCO₂e.
Download our Carbon Footprint 2020-21 data (.pdf) (305kb) (Opens in a new window).