Climate change - what we are doing - test

We have already:

  • cut our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 60% since 2008 to 2009
  • set an ambitious target to cut corporate carbon emissions by half in the next 5 years.
  • published a Climate Emergency Action plan for the next two years
  • used our £1million Salix Recycling Fund to invest in improving energy efficiency, secured £670,000 of funding from government in 2021 to 2022.
  • committed to buying electricity from renewable sources
  • agreed £3million per year from 2022-25,  to fund projects to reduce our carbon emissions

We will:

  • look at cutting emissions from our transport, procurement and decision-making processes and investing in generating more renewable energy
  • help residents and businesses to identify areas for individual action and promoting support programmes such as in our page, warm home serviceSolar Together Sussex and also LoCASE (green business)
  • work with partners on the East Sussex Environment Board to identify what more we can do
  • Deliver carbon awareness training to over 100 staff
  • Install electric vehicle charge points at County Hall
  • publish a progress report every year