Burnley Council launches climate action web pages

Published on Mon Mar 18 2024
Pic of man and woman in front of Burnley Town Hall with pop up banners

Burnley Council has launched its climate action website today (Monday 18th March) to coincide with Global Recycling Day.

The Our Journey to Net Zero website highlights the actions the council has taken to reduce its carbon footprint since it announced a Climate Emergency in 2019, and gives advice to residents on how they can save money and protect their local environment by making a few simple changes.

It comes shortly after the council became only the fifth authority in the UK, and the first in Lancashire, to achieve Silver Award status with the Carbon Literacy Project.

And last week its executive approved a strategy which outlines its commitment to tackling the climate emergency, reducing its carbon emissions, improving the quality of life for its residents, protecting the environment and encouraging nature recovery.

It sets out a potential timeline for climate actions to guide the council’s work in reaching net zero by 2050 at the latest.

Councillor Scott Cunliffe, the council’s executive member for sustainable development and growth, said: “Talking about climate change on a global scale can be daunting and difficult to take in.

“This work is about the impact we have on our borough’s environment, what the council is doing to minimise its carbon emissions, and how residents can make a positive difference by changing a few simple things in their day-to-day lives.

“We’re not preaching; we’re not saying ‘this is what you should do’. All we’re doing is highlighting the fact that a few small changes all add up and will help make our borough cleaner, greener and healthier which is good for everyone, and for generations to come.

“The Climate Action web pages will be updated regularly and we hope they will become a useful source of information.

“They’re just part of a much wider commitment by Burnley Council to take climate action, reduce our carbon footprint and become a net zero borough by 2050.”

Post expires at 1:37pm on Tuesday June 18th, 2024