Climate Change in Newcastle
On 3 April 2019, the council declared a Climate Emergency to make Newcastle carbon neutral by 2030.
We aim to deliver this while staying true to our wider core values of ensuring Newcastle is a fair, prosperous, outward-facing, innovative and vibrant city. We are guided by fairness, inclusion and social justice.
We have an ambitious programme of interventions of what we as a council can influence through our policies, programmes, projects and services, but this fundamentally requires a whole city approach, with businesses, universities, the private sector, residents and communities going on this journey with us.
To achieve this, we have set out three key aims to work collaboratively across the city to shape our approach to climate change and ultimately the future of our city.
- Net Zero Taskforce
- Climate Change Committee
- Citizen’s Assembly
Did you know?
In 2017, almost 9 million trips were made by bike in Newcastle, taking up to 6957 cars off the road network. We’re one of eight Cycle Ambition Cities, securing £16.3m to invest in walking and cycling infrastructure. This has enabled 16km of new cycle routes to be built, with a further 2km planned for this year. We also have a further 10km designed and ready to construct as soon as funding is available.