Although tackling the effects of COVID-19 is the Council’s current priority, we remain committed to responding to the climate crisis and the action plan continues to be worked on, timescales for some activities will likely change as resources have had to be focus in the short term to deal with the Health Crisis.
The Council has maintained progress in many of the activities in the action plan, significantly during this challenging period all Council sites moved over to 100% renewable electricity. As the Council moves forward, the climate and environmental emergency remains high on the agenda and as such has been identified as a critical workstream within the Council’s COVID-19 recovery programme.
Eastleigh Borough Council approved a strategy and action plan to tackle climate change following its previous decision to declare a Climate Change and Environmental Emergency at the end of 2019. The Council has published a new strategy and action plan that details how the Council will continue to tackle the Climate and Environmental Emergency.
Cllr Rupert Kyrle, Cabinet Lead for Environment, “Despite the current ongoing issues with COVID-19, it’s right that the Council continues to work and deliver on its Climate and Environmental Emergency Strategy and Action Plan. Climate Change is another major threat to our planet. It is everyone’s responsibility to do whatever they can to reduce the effects of climate change and the Council will continue to do all it can to help protect our planet, its environment and our wildlife for generations to come as part of the recovery for COVID-19.”