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'.
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.
The action plan will be reviewed and updated annually, to make sure we are responding to the latest knowledge and opportunities. We're committed to keeping all updated of our progress. We have created a simplified action plan to increase accessibility.
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Sustainable Warmth scheme
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What we are doing
Find out what your council are doing to tackle the climate change emergency.
Understanding climate change
Learn about the causes of climate change, and the terms you need to know when talking about the climate crisis.
Your journey to net zero
Find out about support available to different members of our community, and what you could be doing to respond to climate change.
Sustainable transport and electric vehicles
Find out about sustainable transport in Medway, and what you can be doing to reduce your carbon footprint.
Energy and water advice
Top tips to reduce your energy use, and what support is available to help you keep warm and switch to renewable energy.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Learn about the 'waste hierarchy', and what you can be doing to reduce your waste.
Find out about how we are monitoring air quality in Medway, and the sources of air pollution.
Natural environment and greenspaces
Learn about how Medway’s natural environment and greenspaces can help tackle climate change and what we're doing to protect and enhance them.
What's going on
Find out about events happening in Medway, and other ways you can get involved.