There is clear scientific evidence to show that climate change is happening and is due to human activity. Whilst this is a huge global challenge, many solutions are local.

Dorset has a role to play in helping tackle this growing danger while we still have time to make a difference.

In response to this threat, at our very first Full Council meeting back in May, we took the bold step to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency.

In July 2020, a draft Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy was produced. This presents eight key areas for action to ensure that the Council changes the way it delivers services. We want to ensure we as an organisation are carbon-neutral by 2040. We want to support the wider county to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Find out more about Climate Change and what the government’s plans are to tackle it.

Read Dorset Council's Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy and Action Plan