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Sunderland City Council

Cllr Graeme Miller, Leader of Sunderland City Council said: "Climate change remains the challenge of our generation. Sunderland is committed to playing its part in tackling the global climate change emergency. As a city, we recognise that we need to act now to reduce direct and indirect carbon emissions. We need to prepare and adapt to deal with the projected impacts of climate change.

This Low Carbon Framework sets out the vision and purpose to enable us, together with our residents and businesses, to deliver on these goals. Collective sustainable action will help to ensure that Sunderland's vision of becoming a dynamic, healthy and vibrant city is realised for all."

The Framework [2.76MB] will be supplemented by individual Action Plans developed and delivered by partners across the city. The city council's Sunderland Low Carbon Action Plan includes the council's ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Tackling climate change is too great a task for any one body or organisation. Our citywide approach - involving partners, businesses, residents, visitors, voluntary community and social enterprise sector and importantly our young people - will be really important.

The Council recently began reporting emissions data to better monitor progress towards its Low Carbon goals. The most recent quarterly data shows that the Council's operational emissions reduced by 43 tonnes (2.3%) in July - September 2021, when compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Find out more at our Annual comparison with July - September 2021 and October - December 2019 to July - September 2021.

Find out more at our Resources and Links page.

Keep up to date

Follow us on our Sunderland City Council accounts to keep to date with all things Low Carbon and to get top tips on helping the environment and lowering your carbon footprint: 

Twitter - @SunderlandUK

Facebook - @SunderlandUKOfficial  

LinkedIn - Sunderland City Council 

You can also follow our partners and residents low carbon activity by checking #WearSustainable

You can email our Low Carbon team at: lowcarbon@sunderland.gov.uk

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