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Climate strategy consultation

We are giving residents, businesses and local groups in the county the opportunity to have their say on our draft Icon for pdf Climate Strategy [6.26MB], which will help to shape the next five years of the council's action on climate change.

From Wednesday 1 September to 23:59 on Sunday 17 October, people can comment on the draft strategy, which covers seven delivery themes: transport; built environment; waste; green economy; energy generation, storage and distribution; natural environment, food and farming; and carbon neutral council.

Have your say by taking the online survey.

At the same time, we will also be consulting on 'Our Natural Environment Plan' - A Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) strategy for Wiltshire, which looks at the future for Wiltshire's natural environmental assets and how the council can help protect and enhance them for the benefit of people and biodiversity.

If you would like to support us during the consultation period please display a copy of our Icon for pdf poster [347.28KB], or you can use the recording of presentations of the Climate and Green and Blue Infrastraucture Strategies at meetings such as Area Boards or Parish Councils. 

There will be a series of online and in-person events covering both strategies where people can find out more and ask questions. The full schedule of engagement events is as follows:

Online webinars:

To join these events, people must sign up online in advance.

Library drop-in sessions:

  • 14 September, 10am - 12 noon, Salisbury Library
  • 23 September, 10am - 12 noon, Devizes Library
  • 27 September, 10am - 12 noon, Chippenham Library
  • 7 October, 10am - 12 noon, Trowbridge Library

A hard copy of the Climate Strategy is available to view in every Wiltshire library, including mobile libraries.

An Easy Read version of the draft Climate Strategy is available to download Icon for pdf here [5.71MB]

Background to the consultation

Wiltshire Council acknowledged a climate emergency in February 2019 and committed to becoming carbon neutral as an organisation by 2030. We are investing money to achieve this and are fully committed.  We will also support Wiltshire to work towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030. We need to work with residents, communities and businesses to achieve this. 

Also, we want Wiltshire to be resilient to the impacts of 2oC change. 

In January 2021 we prepared a Icon for pdf Discussion Document [1.75MB] which outlines some of the challenges and opportunities in relation to climate change in Wiltshire. A short Icon for pdf summary [1.01MB] of the Discussion Document is also available.

Information on what the council is already doing to combat carbon emissions and become resilient to climate change can be found in our twice-yearly updates to Wiltshire Council's Cabinet and Full Council.