Framework of strategic programmes

The framework of strategic programmes tackles the largest sources of emissions and supports the sectors most impacted by climate change.

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  • Transport and highways

  • Residential

  • Strategic planning and infrastructure

  • Waste and circular economy

  • Natural environment

  • Green economy and skills

  • Engagement and young people

  • Public health

  • Estates and operations

  • Adults' health and care

Transport and highways


Embed climate change, mitigation and resilience across all highways projects.

Transport policy

Roll out of an electric vehicle strategy across the county with the aim to reduce carbon.

Local Transport Plan 4

Adopt a local transport plan that with carbon reduction as a key element.

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Secure funding for local electric vehicles and develop commissioning framework for infrastructure rollout.


Hampshire-wide retrofit programme

Address county-wide residential emissions through the development of a retrofit programme for privately owned able-to-pay homes. Aim to improve energy efficiency and household resilience.

Strategic planning and infrastructure

Planning And infrastructure

Maximise opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and enhance the natural environment in Hampshire, ensuring that growth and development is sustainable and resilient.

'Support and scale' community energy programme

Work with partners to understand the requirements for renewable energy generation and distribution across Hampshire, alongside ensuring greater energy efficiency.

Developing a local area energy strategy

Enable communities to build their own capacity for renewable energy. Take steps to build self-sufficient community energy groups that cover the full geographic extent of the county.

Waste and the economy

Waste partnership

Collect and process waste materials in accordance with the waste hierarchy seeking to maximise reduction, reuse and recycling ahead of disposal. Partnership with other Local Waste Authorities is vital to ensure a sustainable, affordable, and resilient waste system is provided for residents.

Natural environment


Protect, enhance, improve, and develop the natural environment. Maximise the opportunity to manage and increase habitats, landscapes, and biodiversity which in turn support carbon sequestration and climate resilience.

Flood and water management

Protect, enhance, and improve flood and water management to support climate resilience and help with mitigation.

Green economy and skills

Clean, green, resilient economy for SMEs

Work with organisations to deliver information and training to businesses seeking to become more climate change savvy and environmentally friendly.

Developing green skills

Understand and address the current and future skills needs of the low-carbon economy in Hampshire. Work with training providers and partners to raise the profile of opportunities in the sector and build the capacity of the skills system to meet employer need.

Engagement and young people

Communication with residents

Empower Hampshire residents to reduce their carbon emissions and build resilience to climate change by using behavioural insights to target messaging. Provide information and initiatives to make behaviour change feasible, with aims to reach and include all sections of the community, including youth.

Education and engagement with children (0-18)

Ensure climate change features prominently in the CYP plan to drive activity across the directorate. Promote opportunities for embedding climate change into the school curriculum and extracurricular activities.

Engagement with young adults (16-25)

Engage with 16-25-year-olds to better amplify their voices and understand the best way to incorporate their views into our work. Support young adults’ ability to take climate positive action both now and in future life.

Public health

Emergency planning, resilience, and response

Embed extreme weather considerations in emergency response planning.

Air quality

Develop a council-wide public health approach to tackling air quality.

Health intelligence

Improve and develop climate change factors in health data to better serve the most vulnerable.


Work with strategic transport to ensure positive health outcomes are embedded into local transport strategies.

Place shaping

Work with and influence partners - internal and external - to strive towards healthy places that are both good for people and the planet.

Tackling inequalities

Work with and influence partners - internal and external - to tackle inequalities heightened by the impacts of climate change.

Leadership and communication

Maximise the use of existing networks to engage with residents and service delivery partners on climate change.

Estates and operations

Built estate: energy decarbonisation

Transition to fossil-fuel-free heating over the next 25 years to achieve progressive decarbonisation of heat and power-related carbon emissions from Hampshire Count Council's build estate.

Built estate: low carbon construction

Deliver progressive decarbonisation of the embodied carbon emissions from the Council’s construction activity through low-carbon design, procurement and delivery.

Built estate: adaptation

Improve resilience of the built estate to the risks and impacts of climate change, such as overheating, flooding, and drought, to ensure the continued safety of buildings and the health of users.

Adults' health and care

Procurement and commissioning of adult social care

Embed climate change outcomes and key performance indicators within procurement activity and contracts of all new commissioned care.

Communication and engagement with adult social care providers

Ensure adults’ social care providers are climate change aware and can develop business plans with climate change in mind.

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