Cornwall Council will help other authorities tackle the climate emergency

By Cllr Edwina Hannaford | 31 October 2019

As one of the country’s first local authorities to produce a detailed and ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency, Cornwall Council is leading the way nationally in helping residents cut carbon emissions and help slow global warming. Our climate change action plan received unanimous Cabinet backing last summer and was the culmination of conversations with thousands of residents, businesses, community groups and partners and tireless work by a devoted team of council officers. It marked a significant moment in the start of our journey to lead Cornwall in striving towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

We have already announced many exciting projects under our Carbon Neutral Cornwall programme; the Forest for Cornwall, energy efficiency improvements to existing Council-owned homes, transforming our fleet to ultra-low emission vehicles, changing our planning policies to encourage the switch to more renewable energy generation and considering climate change and social justice in all our decisions.

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