Our Commitments

Harborough District Council declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019.

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This followed on from many years working on action plans devised as part of the Local Government Association initiative; “Climate Local”, which Harborough District Council committed to in 2013.

The Council has committed to reducing its own emission to net zero, as far as practically possible, by 2030. We also want to support residents, businesses and communities in Harborough District to reduce their emissions too.

The Council has developed a draft Action Plan and has identified six key commitments where the Council has the opportunity to act:

  1. The Council commits to demonstrate political and corporate leadership in acting on climate change (insert link to some downloadable posters – these have not yet been created)
  2. The Council commits to managing its own assets and services, with the aim of reducing carbon emission to net zero by 2030, as far as practical
  3. The Council commits to working with residents and communities to support their actions in reducing emissions and help them increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
  4. The Council commits to working with businesses to support their actions in reducing emissions and help them increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change
  5. The Council commits to ensuring that new development is designed to mitigate emissions and be resilient to the impacts of climate change
  6. The Council commits to working in partnership to promote resilient natural systems that will help to reduce the impacts of climate change.

We are consulting on our draft action plan for eight weeks between Monday 31 May 2021 and Friday 30 July 2021 with the aim of publishing an adopted plan in the autumn of 2021.

Respond to our action plan via the consultation page.