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.
A Climate Change and Green Futures Delivery Programme was developed to allow us to act now and deliver an effective strategy to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint.
The current programme outlines how we will influence, encourage and assist the local community to strive towards the same goal. It is a live working document and is currently in the process of being updated. The revised strategy is expected in early 2023.
View our current Climate Change and Green Futures Programme 2020-2027 (.pdf) (5.48mb) (Opens in a new window).
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.
Download our Carbon Footprint 2021-22 data (.pdf) (353kb) (Opens in a new window).
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).