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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.

These pages will be populated with information on current actions and future updates. Please select your council below and get involved. We cannot decarbonise and tackle the big environmental issues without you!

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 access the Framework Strategy below that we are seeking feedback on, and some technical background reading that may be helpful with informing your responses. You can view the Internal Council Carbon Baseline Report and the Lewes District Carbon Emissions Analysis and Pathways Report completed by Anthesis consultants.

Please take part in our public engagement on the Framework Strategy by reading the Framework and completing the survey by 5pm on 2 November 2020.

Start survey

If you would prefer, you can download and complete a Word version of the questionnaire below, and email it to When emailing, please put “Lewes Strategy Response” in the subject line.

East Sussex Environment Strategy 2020 [PDF 3.1Mb]

East Sussex Environment Strategy 2020 - Technical Appendix [PDF 3.2Mb]

 This page will be populated with information in due course.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding the climate change strategy in Eastbourne, please email or visit the Eastbourne Eco-Action Network at to get involved.