Ambitious £250m Climate Action Plan is approved

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Our Cabinet has approved an updated Essex Climate Action Plan. This will help us tackle climate change and improve the Essex environment.

The revised plan will see us commit an extra £50 million in funding between now and 2025. This brings the budget for the whole plan to £250 million.

There are six core themes in the plan. These are:

  • land use and green infrastructure
  • energy
  • built environment
  • transport
  • waste
  • community engagement

We adopted the original plan in November 2021. It followed the recommendations from the Essex Climate Action Commission’s report, Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral.

The new plan removes commitments which have been delivered. It also adds in new ones to the remains goals, and sets out the achievements already made.

Read more about our progress tackling the climate change challenge