Published: 20 December 2021

From: Environment

Councillors unanimously voted to bring forward Crawley Borough Council’s target to reach net zero from 2050 to 2040 at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday (15 December). 

The council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan ‘Action to Zero’ was given the green light in November to accelerate its response to the climate and ecological emergency facing the planet.

This new target means the council will need to reduce carbon emissions from its own operations by at least 50 per cent by 2030 and to net zero before 2040.

We have already made progress in reducing our carbon emissions. This revised target will help us accelerate our response for the benefit of our community and, importantly, future generations. We declared a climate emergency and this shows how seriously we take it. Our Climate Emergency Action Plan is ambitious and it is right we seek to reach net zero even quicker.

Cllr Gurinder Jhans

Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability

Crawley Borough Council

For more information visit our climate emergency page.