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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Improving your property events

Join us for a series of free events in partnership with the University of Greenwich Faculty of Engineering and Science department.

The aim is to help you invest in the changes that make the most sense for your lifestyle and property.

There will be a question and answer (Q&A) session and information about:

  • insulation
  • building fabric
  • heating systems
  • smart buildings
  • self-generation.

The events are taking place at 6pm on:

  • 12 June at The Corn Exchange, Rochester
  • 29 June at the University of Greenwich, Medway campus
  • 3 July at St Margaret’s Millennium Centre, Rainham.

To book your place, email

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.

The action plan will continue to be reviewed and updated to ensure 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.

If you have any comments, email us at

Response to the Climate Change Action Plan survey 2022

From May 2022 to July 2022, we released a Climate Change Action Plan survey to find out your thoughts on climate change in Medway. Read the results here and find out what we are doing in response.

Read the results of the survey

Register for the Solar Together Scheme

Solar panels can help you to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your bills.

Find out more about the scheme
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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