Climate change action in East Sussex
In 2019 we declared a climate emergency. We committed to net zero emissions from our own operations as soon as possible, and in any event by 2050. We have set ourselves the interim target to cut emissions in half every 5 years.
Our climate emergency plan sets out how we will cut our emissions between 2023 and 2022. A new plan, covering the period 2023 – 2025, will be published in early 2023.
We have declared an emergency because East Sussex County Council understands the risk climate change poses to us, both locally and globally, and recognises its local leadership role in reducing and adapting to climate change.
We have also developed a county-wide Environment Strategy, as well as a Climate Emergency Road Map for the whole county, with a number of partners.