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Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council are committed to being carbon neutral by 2030. Their Climate Change Strategy was introduced in 2010 and since then their measured carbon emissions have reduced by 55%, exceeding the planned target.

In response to the climate emergency declared in 2019, Gateshead Council are committed to:

  • making their activities carbon neutral by 2030
  • achieving 100% clean energy across their full range of functions by 2030
  • ensuring that all strategic decision, budgets and approaches to planning decisions are in line with a shift to zero carbon by 2030
  • supporting and working with all relevant bodies towards making the entire area carbon neutral within the same timescale

Gateshead Council’s Consultation on the Climate Change Strategy

The Council is consulting on the Climate Change strategy for Gateshead. The aim is to initiate the conversation about climate action with partners and residents to help create a detailed action plan, which will form part of the strategy that all Gateshead residents and business can sign up to.

A digital mapping tool is being used which allows consultees to pin point existing climate action and also identify where improvements can be made in their local areas to help them make the right choices for the environment. Once actions have been collated they will form practical ward level action plans, placing councillors and communities at the heart of tackling the climate emergency.

Documents and the consultation materials can be viewed at:

Climate change in Gateshead – Gateshead Council

Please can you make your comments and suggestions by the 28th February 2022. Please forward this consultation to anyone you think would have an interest in this Strategy. If you have any queries please email us on ClimateAction@gateshead.gov.uk.

Gateshead Council published a Climate Emergency Action Plan in February 2021. It’s a roadmap to show how Gateshead can become carbon neutral by 2030. The plan ensures the environmental impact of strategic decisions, budgets and planning decisions will be considered as part of their aim to reduce carbon use by 2030.