On World Environment Day, Corby Borough Council has every reason to celebrate as they continue to tackle Climate Change with new targets agreed by members.
As part of the continued fight against Climate Change, in August 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency and as a result has made a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Most recently, the council used its emergency powers to adopt the refreshed action on climate change document which is a roadmap towards zero emissions and a low carbon economy.
Details of what the council hopes to achieve in the coming years along with existing successes can be found here:
Notes to Editor:
Success to date:
- The Council has reduced its own emissions by 51% (from 8,205 tonnes of CO2e recorded in 2008) exceeding our 2020 target of 50%
- Corby's household performance energy is measured as the best in the UK (EPC's money saving.com report) https://www.corby.gov.uk/corby-takes-top-spot-energy-efficiency
- Corby is a leading local authority in the UK for electric vehicle infrastructure, continue to increase the number of electric vehicles on its fleet and maintains its ‘Go Ultra Low Organisational Status’.
- Corby continues to strives towards enhancing biodiversity and improving our green spaces. We maintain Green Flag Status and support the successful Woodlands Project. This spring Corby's bees went viral with wild flower roundabouts and verge sides.