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Climate Change

Through our Climate Emergency Declarations we are committed to progressing towards our 2030 carbon reduction targets, and to improving our environment in partnership with our communities.

This page will be updated with information on current actions and future updates. Please select your council below for strategy information and to get involved in local action. Useful Links section has other sources of information, Sussex wide action and links to general advice on things such as reducing energy consumption at home. 

The Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy

The Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy will set out how the district Council addresses the causes and impacts of climate change in order to meet the Climate Emergency Declaration made in 2019.

The Strategy will contain key actions and milestones that, working together, the Council, our statutory partners, business, third sector and community partners will need to deliver to reach our net zero carbon target. The Strategy elaborates on the actions currently being progressed. The Council has a key role to play as a community leader and through the services we provide.

We have 7 action areas:

  • Energy and the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Travel and Air Quality
  • Biodiversity
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Reducing Emissions from Waste
  • Water
  • Circular Economy and Community Wealth

You can view the Internal Council Carbon Baseline Report and the Lewes District Carbon Emissions Analysis and Pathways Report completed by Anthesis consultants by downloading the document below.


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Welcome to the Eastbourne Climate Emergency page.

Eastbourne aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2030.

You can find below the Climate Emergency Strategy (with action plan) and Summary documents approved at Cabinet on 4 November 2020. The strategy provides the background information on emissions for the council and the borough against which we will measure our progress towards Eastbourne Carbon Neutral 2030.

If you are interested in how you can make a difference at home and in your community to reduce the impacts of climate change then please have a look at the Summary. It provides a short summary to the work we are doing at the council, our aims and vision for Eastbourne in 2030  and provides a quick guide to how you can help. To get involved with others locally then please join the ECO Action Network

You are not alone and the little changes we can all make really will add up!


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