Our strategy and commitment

“The scale of the challenges we face in tackling and adapting to climate change is really substantial, new territory and cannot be under-estimated. It will require radical transformation in how we all work, live and play. Its importance is reflected in the cross cutting theme that underpins everything in Our Council Plan and in our detailed Climate Change Strategy.”

Paul Marshall
Leader of West Sussex County Council

Net zero carbon emissions by 2030

In April 2019, the County Council passed a motion pledging to try to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Net zero means finding a balance between the greenhouse gases that an individual or organisation puts into the atmosphere, and those that are ‘taken out’.

Achieving net zero is necessary if we are to tackle climate change and protect people, the planet, and our natural world.

Watch our video explaining our approach to tackling the climate challenge

Steve Read, Director of Environment and Public Protection

5 mins