West Sussex Climate Conversation

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The West Sussex Climate Conversation



What is the West Sussex Climate Conversation?

Our lives have changed in unprecedented ways this year.

For the first time in a generation, millions of us have started working from home, stopped travelling abroad and socialised far more online. 

We launched the West Sussex Climate Conversation to find out how these changes as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions have affected our response to climate change.

It will look at how our behaviour has changed during the pandemic and how this has affected our local environment.

Where can you find the West Sussex Climate Conversation?

The West Sussex Climate Conversation survey has now closed.

The survey is led by Local Partnerships, a body set up to support councils in tackling challenges and to share their findings.

What happens now?

Information gathered will be used by Councils across West Sussex to help support residents and businesses to continue with, or start more, positive actions.

Covid-19 has presented us with some extremely challenging and difficult times, but in some circumstances, it has created opportunities for us to look at how we live our lives and how we might be able to change for the better in the future.

Climate change continues to be a critical issue to address. We want to use this opportunity to see how we can help tackle climate adaptation and further encourage positive environmental changes we have seen this year.


What we're doing

What we're doing

What are we already doing?

West Sussex County Council has recently adopted a Climate Change Strategy for the next ten years, which includes a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

You can see a summary of our commitments in our Delivery Plan below.



Our Environment and Climate Change e-newsletter contains stories, information and advice about what we’re doing as an organisation as well as how we can all work together to protect the environment and combat climate change.

We encourage you to subscribe here:

Environment and Climate Change e-newletter (external link)

The Climate Pledge

The Climate Pledge

We asked as many residents as possible to make a pledge to combat climate change.

Hundreds of you signed the Climate Pledge and shared the small (but important) steps you would be taking to protect the environment.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part.

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