Climate and Ecological Emergency
Following Chelmsford City Councils’ declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency (16 July 2019) there has been an ongoing commitment to make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030, as well as an ambition to engage residents, community organisations and businesses in contributing to a more sustainable future for Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.
This led on to the creation of a Climate and Ecological Emergency Action Plan (agreed by the Council on 28 January 2020) which outlined fifteen key areas of activity, principally aimed at reducing carbon emissions, lowering energy consumption, reducing waste and pollution, improving air quality, greening Chelmsford, increasing biodiversity and encouraging more sustainable travel choices.
The implementation of these actions is monitored through periodic reports to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of the City Council. The most recent report is available here.
The City Council and it’s operations will be subjected to risks as a results of Climate Change. Extreme weather events are likely to see an increase in risks to public health, buildings, infrastructure and supply chains. The City Council has made a commitment to achieving net zero carbon by 2030. Click here to view the latest greenhouse gas report.
Love your Chelmsford is a point of reference for ‘all things green’ in Chelmsford; providing inspiration, advice, options and opportunities to access a programme of activities and events, to get actively involved in helping to address the Climate and Ecological Emergency and meet the carbon reduction challenges for the area.
Whether planning a visit to explore your local green space or looking for suggestions as to how to make ‘green life-style’ changes, ‘Love Your Chelmsford’ encourages you to take direct responsibility and make a real difference in tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergency by choosing to live and work in a more environmentally responsible way for the benefit of current and future generations.