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What is the council doing about climate change?

Telford & Wrekin Council declared a Climate Emergency on 25 July 2019, committing to carbon neutrality from the council’s controlled operations and activities by 2030. A further commitment was made to engage with residents, businesses, public sector organisations and partners to work together with the aspiration for the borough to also be carbon neutral by 2030.

The council is also committed to remove single-use plastics from all of its operations and activities by 2023, replacing them with sustainable alternatives and to support the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities Campaign.

Action plan to reduce emissions

In 2020 we published (and have since updated) our action plan to begin the conversation around what we needed to do, as a council and as a borough to limit the impact of climate change and to meet our commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. Work to deliver on the action plan is well underway, but in order for this target to be achievable, everyone across our borough must come together to work towards this common goal. We’ve joined forces with businesses, Parish & Town Councils, community groups, schools, universities and others to form the Telford & Wrekin Climate Change Partnership. It is now widely accepted that we need to do things differently, both to adapt to the changes and to reduce the extent of long-term change.

We must act now to make a difference for future generations. We all have a responsibility to tackle climate change and encourage sustainability.

Dedicated climate change web site: Sustainable Telford and Wrekin

We have created a dedicated website for all information about Telford & Wrekin Council’s climate change and sustainability work, including live progress against our Becoming Carbon Neutral Action Plan, case studies of the council’s carbon reduction projects and advice on how individuals and organisations can get involved and support our vision for a carbon neutral borough.

The site also includes details on our Plastic Free work and information about the Borough Climate Change Partnership.

Visit our dedicated Sustainable Telford and Wrekin website

Last updated: 24/01/2023 10:19