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
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Many thanks to everyone who took part in the climate change conversation.
The information gathered will be used to inform the findings from the Climate Change Committee’s report due to be published in March 2020, which will set out how the city will meet the net zero target by 2030. Read more here
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As part of our efforts to decarbonise we commissioned technical specialists ARUP to look at ways we could cut our carbon emissions by 50%. Their report can be viewed here. We subsequently declared a climate emergency in April 2019 and set a more ambitious target of being “net zero” by 2030. A plan for how this could be achieved is currently in development.