Action on climate change
Worcestershire County Council declared a climate emergency in July 2021.
The council has set a target to be carbon neutral by 2050 and is working in partnership to achieve the Worcestershire LEP Energy Strategy aim of halving the county’s carbon emissions by 2030.
The County Council has a long history of action on climate change and is not acting alone – many organisations across the county, the UK and beyond are taking action too.
The council has cut its own absolute carbon emissions by 41% and reduced its net carbon emissions by 47% since 2009/10. Countywide carbon emissions have fallen by 42% since 2005.
The Council’s Net Zero Carbon plan is the latest and most ambitious in a series of carbon management plans implemented by the Council over the last 20 years.