Climate Change

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Salisbury City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency at Full Council on 17 June 2019.

Our Declaration

  • Working to make Salisbury as carbon neutral as possible by 2030
  • Working with partners to achieve “clean air” in Salisbury by 2022, in particular by taking action to reduce vehicle emissions, supporting public transport, cycling and walking
  • Replacing or converting all council-owned or operated vehicles to electric powered vehicles as soon as is practically possible
  • Encouraging the rapid phasing out of diesel-powered buses in the City by bus operators and their replacement by cleaner or non-polluting alternatives
  • Increasing wherever possible the extent of pedestrianised areas within the City centre
  • Undertaking a comprehensive programme of improvement of the insulation of all council-owned property
  • Ensuring that such property shall be fitted with solar panels wherever possible
  • Doing everything within its power to ensure that such standards should also apply to any new buildings which are permitted within the City

Our Policy - 7 themes

  1. General Environmental Management
  2. Waste Management
  3. Energy Management
  4. Water Management
  5. Sustainable Procurement
  6. Transport/Travel
  7. Biodiversity

We regularly report to Services Committee on progress against the action plan, follow these links to see further details

Environmental Policy Action Plan Update – 2 Dec 2020

Environmental Policy Action Plan Report and Action Plan Update - 10 Feb 2020

Environmental Policy Action Plan Report and Action Plan Update - 6 Apr 2020 

Environmental Policy Action Plan Report and Action Plan Update - 22 Jun 2020