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The Council is committed to acting on the climate crisis. Find out more about the actions it is taking on this issue, and how it is monitoring its carbon footprint.
On 17 July 2019, Colchester Borough Council declared a climate emergency, acknowledging that urgent action is required to limit the environmental impacts produced by the climate crisis. As part of this declaration, the Council resolved several actions that it is taking to respond to the climate crisis. One of the main actions was the formation of the Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Task and Finish Group, which have held meetings to discuss actions the Council can take on the climate emergency.
To achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, the Council has produced a Climate Emergency Action Plan. This document specifies the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions and the actions it plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.
Progress towards achieving the Council’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 will be monitored by:
Cabinet considered a report providing an update on progress and current activity in addition to seeking approval for proposed action to be taken to address the climate emergency declared by Full Council. Reports that were discussed at this meeting are linked below.
Climate Emergency Action Plan - report
Climate Emergency - Carbon Trust report
Climate Emergency Action Plan
The councillor-led “Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Task and Finish Group” was set up.
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Page last reviewed: 4 March 2020