What we want to achieve

To increase awareness of climate change issues, to engage those who live, study or work in Medway in decision making, and to support community action to see positive change. We also want to provide regular updates on our progress against this action plan.

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.

In our Refreshed Climate Change Action Plan, we highlighted 15 actions that were a priority to support our journey to net-zero. The following actions were marked as a priority:


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Improve the way the council communicates about discount and energy grant schemes available to businesses and residents (including those offered by the Local Authority Delivery scheme). This will include those who are struggling to pay their bills, on a low income and are vulnerable to living in a cold home due to age or health conditions. We will ensure that information is available both online and by telephone.

computer speech mark iconDevelop and deliver energy efficiency, renewable energy awareness campaign to private homeowners and landlords.

Examples of other actions we will be taking:

group of people iconEngage with the Medway Place Board and Medway Champions to develop awareness and explore joint opportunities to achieve net zero carbon targets.

group of people talking iconExplore opportunities to engage further with young people.

speech iconPromote campaigns to reduce resident's environmental impact including delivery of regular bursts of the 'Small Changes' campaign through the year, focusing on how individuals can reduce their carbon footprint and support national awareness days. Consider in line with Kent Green Action.

hand holding leaf iconSupport local climate change and eco community groups via the new Community Network to help build resilient communities.

handshake iconWork with parish councils to encourage them to adopt climate champions and work with us on common goals.

anxiety iconExplore how we can support our communities to manage climate anxiety.

survey iconReview responses to school survey, and develop and implement actions to support the climate agenda.

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