Breckland 2035 Sustainability Strategy

What does climate change mean for the District?

Climate change refers to the long-term changes in global temperatures and other characteristics of the atmosphere. Climate has changed throughout Earth's long history, but this time it's different. Human activity is causing worldwide temperatures to rise higher and faster than any time we know of in the past.

What climate change is andfurther information about its impact can be viewed on the GOV.UK website.

Breckland District Council declared a state climate emergency on 19 September 2019. Since then, the council has committed to reducing the level of greenhouse gases emissions within the District to net zero by 2035. We have also developed a sustainability strategy focusing on three main themes:

  1. Reducing our own impact as an organisation on the environment.
  2. Using our regulatory powers to influence behavioural change (including planning, waste and recycling, environmental protection).
  3. Enabling our communities to take action for themselves.

Further information


Last updated: 28/01/2022 13:50:55