The Climate Change Act 2008 requires the United Kingdom to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050 against a 1990 baseline.
Councils such as Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council have a pivotal role to play when it comes to achieving this goal with the legislation placing an emphasis on councils to set a leading example. The Borough Council understands the importance of its role, and has made a public commitment to help tackle climate change by signing up to Climate Local. Also, delivering a “clean, safe and sustainable borough” is one of the Council’s four key corporate priorities identified in the current Council Plan.
A full version of the Report on Greenhouse Gas emissions from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s own Estate and Operations 2017/18 is available.
Last updated 31 July 2018