What we want
Become a Net Zero Carbon organisation by 2030, and enhance, preserve and improve our natural assets to support biodiversity. We must also mitigate and work with communities to cope with the impacts of climate change.
What we aim to do:
- Deliver our Climate and Ecological Change Strategy to become a net carbon zero and ecologically positive council by 2030, including:
- Increasing renewable energy capacity in buildings the council owns and operates.
- Reducing carbon emissions from our supply chains.
- Offsetting carbon emissions through tree planting and other measures.
- Grow the amount of habitat available for pollinators and wildlife.
- Increasing new native wildflower meadows across the county.
- Improve recycling rates and reduce waste by:
- Implementing a new waste service.
- Reducing the use of single use plastics in schools.
- Support communities to mitigate and cope with the impacts of climate change by:
- Increasing allotments and community food growing opportunities.
- Delivering schemes to reduce coastal and in-land flood risk. This includes support for the management of land adjacent to waterways.
- Encouraging the management of moorland to reduce the risk of wildfires, working with landowners, farmers, communities and statutory bodies.