Essex rated a global leader in climate action

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Essex is one of a select number of areas to be recognised for its leadership on climate action.

CDP helps organisations across the globe understand their own environmental impacts. It has named the county as one of 120 areas to receive an A rating for climate work. This is the second year in a row CDP has given us the rating.

To score an A, we had to have area-wide emissions data available and have published a climate action plan.

Out of the places assessed, only 13% were awarded an A rating. Areas that are awarded an A rating feature on CDP’s global A list.

Find out more about our £250 million Essex Climate Action Plan and check our progress in the Essex Climate Action Annual Reports.