Climate change – what we are doing

Our commitment

In October 2019 the County Council declared a Climate Emergency and set a target of achieving carbon neutrality from its activities as soon as possible and in any event by 2050, in line with the new target for the UK agreed by Parliament in 2019. The County Council agreed a Climate Emergency Action Plan in June 2020.

Environment Strategy

The County Council is also a partner in the Environment East Sussex Board, which has developed an Environment Strategy for East Sussex. One of the key aims of the Strategy is to try to keep East Sussex within its science-based carbon budget.

Our reports

Every year we produce a report on the County Council’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions:

We have set up an Officer Board to lead on implementing the climate emergency plan. Minutes of the Board meetings:

- 3rd July 2020

- 5th October 2020

What are Local Authorites doing nationally?

National guidance for local authorities:

Contact us

For more information please contact our Environment Team Manager:

Phone: 01273 481606
Email: Andy Arnold – Team Manager