Derbyshire Set to Become Carbon Neutral

Derbyshire County Council has announced plans to become carbon neutral by 2032. A new Carbon Reduction Plan has been approved that sets out actions that will be taken to meet the carbon reduction pledges made by councillors in May 2019. These include reducing emissions from the council’s own buildings, streetlights and vehicles. An Environment and Climate Change Framework has also been approved which details how the authority will work with other councils across Derbyshire to meet targets set by the Paris Agreement signed by the UK in 2015.

Cllr Tony King, said: “Since pledging to take action on climate change earlier this year, Derbyshire has been at the sharp end of extreme weather events – and we need to be at the sharp end when it comes to policy making too.”