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Climate emergency consultation

We are committed to tackling climate change but need your help. We want your views - what can we do in County Durham, what can we as a council do and what can you do?


We declared a Climate Emergency in February 2019, which committed us to a 60% reduction in our emissions by 2030 and to investigate what further actions are necessary to make the county carbon neutral by 2050. 

We then produced a Climate Emergency Update Report highlighting a range of exciting measures to help achieve these targets. .

Work is also continuing on our existing carbon reduction projects.

What we are consulting on

We want to get your opinion on the range of projects, measures and opportunities highlighted in the Climate Emergency Update Report (agenda item 9). Which are the most important and is there anything missing? Your opinion will then be used to help us write a more detailed action plan.

A Icon for pdf Climate Emergency Report - Summary (PDF, 308.8kb)  is also available.

Icon for pdf Climate emergency consultation video transcript (PDF, 206.3kb)

Please let us know:

  • what do we need to do to achieve our targets
  • what does everyone in the county need to do, both as individuals and working together
  • what are you doing already to help

Have your say

The deadline for comments was 5.00pm on Thursday 31 October 2019.

What happens next

Thank you for taking part in this consultation.

We have received over 1000 responses through a range of other methods including social media, email, post, face to face sessions, meetings and online surveys. We will review and analyse all the feedback and it will be used to develop a Climate Emergency Action Plan. We hope the Action Plan will be presented to councillors in early 2020, and will publish it after that.

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