What we want to achieve

To better understand and manage our carbon impact, and to influence others to do the same.

We will ensure the climate emergency and our net zero carbon ambitions are at the forefront of decision making and are embedded in our key strategies and plans such as the Council Plan, the emerging Local Plan, and the forthcoming Medway 2037. We will continue to build on existing relationships and create new ones to share best practice and support each other. We will engage with young people and give them the opportunity to lead in climate action.

How we will do this

We have set out a range of actions for how Medway can respond to the climate emergency. These range from actions that the council will take to lead by example, to those that will support the community to act.

Earth iconEnsure that climate change is incorporated and embedded into all relevant council policies, strategies, plans and contracts.

training icon Identify training needs for staff and councillors to ensure that everyone can deliver on climate action.

document iconDevelop a smart city strategy. Read about what a smart city is on the National Geographic website.

Review literature on the impact of climate change on health inequalities and apply findings to the Medway population.

document iconSet up a working group and carry out an audit of avoidable single use plastic and all single use products across council owned buildings. Develop a timeline to work towards all council buildings being single use plastic free and all other sites (including schools and council events).

till iconReview how we make purchases as a council and see how we can influence those we buy from to disclose and reduce their emissions.

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