Medway Council declared a climate emergency in April 2019 and passed a motion committing to:

  • reduce its carbon footprint
  • provide the local community with a clean, green future
  • be a place people want to work and live, which has a sustainable future
  • establish a clear action plan for Medway to deal with climate change, setting out an achievable and clear timeline.

Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'.

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Retrofit your home events

We're running a series of events across Kent and Medway this July on how you can retrofit your home.

Book onto a retrofit event

Local Plan summer consultation

You can have your say on our development and policy proposals to help us create a new Medway Local Plan.

Take part in our consultation
Medway action plan

We're committed to achieving net zero carbon in Medway by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency.

Our Climate Change Action Plan covers 11 high-level priority areas and the actions we have committed to. We have also created a simplified action plan to increase accessibility.

If you have any comments, email us at

Energy Company Obligation 4 (ECO4) scheme

The scheme has been set up to support low income and vulnerable households.

Find out if you're eligible

Improving your property for sustainable living

In June 2023 we ran 3 special events in partnership with the University of Greenwich Faculty of Engineering and Science. The events focused on improving your property for sustainable living.

Subject matter experts Dr Wim J.C. Melis and Mohammad Sakikhales gave detailed presentations covering a range of topics including building fabric, building materials, heating/cooling systems and building automation.

You can now watch the full event recorded in Chatham.

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Get in touch

For more tips and advice on how to help tackle climate change, and to share your feedback on climate action in Medway, get in touch or follow us on social media:

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Speak to us in person at one of our events