Hampshire’s Climate Change targets

Hampshire County Council declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019.

Two targets have been set for the County Council, and these also apply to Hampshire as a whole:

  • 2050 Carbon neutrality
  • 2 preparing to be resilient to the impacts of temperature rise.

Taking a joined-up approach, by addressing carbon reduction and climate change resilience together, shows our critical role in ensuring that we continue to deliver our services, whilst making sure that our environment, infrastructure and communities are prepared too. Hampshire County Council has been taking action on climate change since 2000.

Hampshire isn’t acting alone – many other councils across the UK, as well as parliament, have declared a climate emergency. Countries around the world are responding.

The climate emergency declaration

The global climate emergency movement highlighted climate change as the biggest issue affecting our environment and way of life, with the effects of climate change already being felt. National and local Government and many other public and private sector organisations have pledged to achieve reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, working with their partners, customers and communities.

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