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Climate strategy and delivery plans

Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy (PDF) [7MB] (opens new window)  was adopted by full council in February 2022.

The Climate Strategy sets out the next five years of the council's journey to becoming a carbon neutral county, covering seven delivery themes: transport; built environment; waste; green economy; energy generation, storage and distribution; natural environment, food and farming; and carbon neutral council.

The Green and blue infrastructure, Wiltshire's Natural Environment Plan was also adopted and both documents will now be used as frameworks for all forthcoming council policies and plans, to ensure the council is on track to meet its pledge to make Wiltshire Council carbon neutral by 2030, and its ambition to make the county of Wiltshire carbon neutral.

Climate Strategy delivery

The council and consultants 'Anthesis' have carried out studies showing the pathway to carbon neutrality for council operations and for key areas of Wiltshire county emissions.

Anthesis Report Wiltshire Council (PDF) [4MB] (opens new window)

Anthesis Report Wiltshire County, March 2022 (PDF) [7MB] (opens new window)

The Climate Strategy Delivery Plan for Wiltshire 2022-2024 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window) , and the Carbon Neutral Council Plan 2022-2024 (PDF) [709KB] (opens new window) , set out how the council will be working to deliver the Climate Strategy.

These delivery plans have been informed by the following sources of evidence:

The council will continue to deliver carbon reduction work, focussing on the actions set out in the delivery plans for the period 2022-2024, which have been prioritised according to carbon savings, cost, feasibility and co-benefits, in line with the principles of the Climate Strategy (see page 8).

The council is incorporating Climate Strategy objectives into its annual service delivery planning, and will continue to provide information via our website, social media and community organisations to help increase awareness of climate change and provide practical steps to residents.

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 Climate emergency - latest progress.

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