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Net zero strategy and action plan 2045

Have your say on how the council wants to work together with residents, councils, businesses, and others to reduce carbon emissions.

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This consultation runs from 4 May - 26 July 2022.

The Net Zero Strategy and Action Plan sets out the approach to delivering the Council’s ambitions to achieve net zero carbon emissions in Leicestershire by 2045 or before.

The Strategy takes a long-term view – looking ahead to 2045, setting out the end goal of net zero carbon by 2045 with interim targets and outlines how we intend to do this.

The Action Plan sets out what needs to happen across the county to both support the journey to net zero and to directly reduce carbon emissions. The Action Plan includes what the council will do and where it aims to inspire and involve others such as businesses, organisations and residents.

The draft strategy and action plan have a range of key goals, including:

  • reducing carbon emissions generated by transport
  • reducing energy use in buildings – plus improving energy efficiency and adding new renewable energy generation
  • supporting businesses to go green and grow the low carbon economy
  • supporting communities to tackle climate change
  • increasing the removal and storage of carbon in natural systems like soil and forests

Each of these is explained fully in the strategy and action plan. 

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You can find further information on Net Zero Leicestershire, including the Net zero carbon roadmap report, on our Net Zero Leicestershire page.

Let us know your views

A 12-week public consultation is taking place from 4 May to 26 July 2022, seeking views about the council’s plans to tackle climate change. Feedback from the consultation will be incorporated into the final version.

Have your say on the draft strategy by filling in the online survey:

Complete the survey online 

Alternative formats

If you're able to, please complete this survey online using the link above. For paper copies of the survey or any other questions, please email NetZero@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 8019

The closing date to complete the consultation survey is 26 July 2022.

What happens next

After the consultation closes in July, we'll analyse the results and share with cabinet/residents in autumn 2022.

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