Our climate emergency declaration
In response to increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change, Herefordshire Council declared a climate emergency on 8 March 2019.
Council resolves to set a target of zero carbon by 2030
Following this, in September 2019, we committed to take a major step to minimise our impact on the environment, agreeing to:
- Accelerate a reduction of emissions and aspire to become carbon neutral by 2030/31
- Deliver an updated carbon management plan and associated action plan for council emissions by April 2020
- Work with strategic partners, residents and local organisations to develop a revised countywide carbon dioxide reduction strategy aspiring for carbon neutrality by 2030
- Use 100% renewably sourced energy where this provides the best carbon reduction return on investment
View the cabinet meeting report under agenda item 6, Appendix 1, Executive Response to the Climate Emergency.