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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. 

  • Latest update: the Lewes District Council Biodiversity Strategy is available to download

Be part of our video to the UN Climate Change Conference! 

We are inviting young people across the district to say what they think the world's leaders should be doing to solve the climate emergency.

Ask a parent or guardian to film you answering the following question in 30 seconds or less: “What one thing should we all start doing now to stop climate change?” then sent it via WhatsApp to 07591189977

We will then create a short film by compiling some of the best ideas and share this on social media. We’ll also address it to the world's leaders attending the climate change conference.

Be as creative as you like - the more inventive and original your ideas the better! 

If you are under 18 it’s really important that you check with your parent or guardian first and get their help filming and sending your video.

Please send your videos by 5pm on Friday 20 July.  


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.

Video interview about the strategy

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.

Be part of our video to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)! 

We are inviting young people across the district to share their ideas for what the world's leaders should be doing to respond to the climate emergency.

Record your ideas in a short video message and sent it via WhatsApp to 07591189977. If you are aged under 16 please ask a parent or guardian if they are happy for you to do this and see if they can help.

We will then create a short film by compiling many of the best ideas we receive and will publish this on social media and address it to the world's leaders attending the conference.

Please send your videos by 5pm on Friday 20 July! 


Useful Links

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!


Useful Links