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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

The county-wide action plan and how you can make a difference

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In March 2019 Herefordshire Council declared a climate emergency (since strengthened to a climate and ecological emergency) and later that year formed a steering group of people from across the county to consider the key issues for Herefordshire in getting to zero carbon by 2030.

This committed group of people and organisations worked together during 2020 to create Herefordshire's new Climate and Nature Action Plan. The Climate and Nature Action Plan pulls together six action plans under key themes as a starting point to getting Herefordshire to zero carbon by 2030.

The six action plans are: housing and buildings, energy, transport, food, land use and farming, and waste.

These plans are live, iterative documents and will evolve as we engage more people and organisations, undertake more research and embark on new projects. There will be lots of opportunities to contribute to their development over the coming years.

Next steps - Climate and Nature Board

A new Herefordshire Climate and Nature Board will be established in 2021 to catalyse and coordinate new action through steering and overseeing the implementation of Herefordshire's Climate and Nature Action Plan.

If you're passionate about getting Herefordshire to net zero and would like to receive further information about the application process to join the Board please contact climate@herefordshire.gov.uk

The story so far:

  • March 2019 - Herefordshire Council unanimously passed a climate emergency motion
  • December 2019 - steering group formed
  • March to September 2020 - steering group undertook background research
  • October to December 2020 - consultation with key stakeholders
  • March 2021- launch of Herefordshire's Climate and Nature Action Plan
  • March to May 2021 - establishment of the new Herefordshire Climate and Nature Board and Partnership

We'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts about how to reduce carbon and feed those ideas, see our get involved page or email climate@herefordshire.gov.uk