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Sustainability is about protecting our environment from harm as a result of human activities and taking positive action to improve it. There are many ways that people can adopt sustainability, some of which involve making just small lifestyle changes.

Sustainability is also important to help tackle climate change. Climate change is a big global challenge. The greenhouse gases we produce through everyday activity, such as heating our homes and driving our cars is causing global warming leading to climate change. In addition, the wastes we are producing are having a detrimental effect on the environment.

Sustainability in Warwick District

We have declared a climate emergency to become net-zero carbon as an organisation by 2025, and by 2030 to ensure total emissions in Warwick District as a whole are as close to zero as possible.

Climate Emergency Action Programme

In response to the declaring a Climate Emergency, the Council has adopted a Climate Emergency Action Programme which sets out the steps it is planning to take in the short term to make progress towards its climate change ambitions.  As part of this, the Council will be working up a resourced Action Programme setting out how it intends to support and enable carbon reductions across the District by 2030. It is seeking to adopt the Programme by the summer of 2021.

Warwick District people’s inquiry on climate change

Warwick District Council is currently undertaking a ‘People’s Inquiry’. Over the next three months an independent group of thirty ordinary members of the public will come together to address the issues of climate change in Warwick District.

Climate emergency declaration

Councillors unanimously agreed for Warwick District Council to declare a climate emergency.

Tree planting

We have committed to planting 160,000 trees over the coming years, one for each resident living in our district.

Our plastics journey

Plastic waste created by human activity can have devastating impacts on the natural environment. 

Energy efficiency at home

We have partnered with Act on Energy to offer free advice and various grants for insulation and boilers and switching energy suppliers.

Cars, transport and vehicle electrification

How you travel for work and leisure has an impact on the climate.