Climate Action

Bath and North East Somerset Council declared a Climate Emergency in March 2019 and pledged to provide the leadership to enable carbon neutrality in the district by 2030.

A Climate Emergency is defined as, “A situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it."

Tackling the Climate Emergency means creating a different vision for all parts of Bath and North East Somerset, including the World Heritage Site of Bath itself.

The Council is committed to providing the leadership to enable this scale of ambition to be realised and recognises that this requires a significant and fundamental shift within all sectors of the community.

In July 2020 the Council declared an Ecological Emergency in response to the escalating threat to wildlife and ecosystems. The declaration recognises the essential role nature plays in society and the economy and provides a statement of intent to protect our wildlife and habitats, enabling residents to benefit from a green, nature rich environment.

For latest updates on how the council is tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergencies click here.

For more information visit the Council website.

Pictured are protesters outside the Guildhall in Bath City Centre 2019