In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!

Telford & Wrekin Council declared a Climate Emergency on 25 July 2019, committing to carbon neutrality from the Council’s controlled operations and activities by 2030. A further commitment was made to engage with residents, businesses, public sector organisations and partners to work together with the aspiration for the borough to also be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Council is also committed to remove single-use plastics from all its operations and activities by 2024, replacing them with sustainable alternatives and to support the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities Campaign.

In 2020 the Council published their first Climate Change Report and Corporate Climate Action Plan, ‘Becoming Carbon Neutral’ which set out the necessary steps needed for the council to decarbonise its operations, estate and services. The Corporate Climate Action Plan is updated annually and sits alongside an annual Climate Change Report that is taken to Cabinet.

The latest Corporate Climate Action Plan and Climate Change Report is available to view on the Council website.

Climate Change Report: Cabinet

October 19th 2023 Cabinet Report (page 155-192)

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