Progress so far
In 2019, recognising the urgent need to act on the causes and impact of climate change and biodiversity loss, we declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Following our declaration, we produced our first Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy (2021-23) outlining the actions we must take to achieve our target of becoming a carbon-neutral council by 2040.
We’ve since published a refreshed Natural Environment, Climate & Ecology Strategy which reflects advancements made in both policy and science.
Click on the links below to find more information on the work happening across the council to make a greener, cleaner Dorset.