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Climate Change Basildon 2030

Climate Change Basildon 2030 is all about the small changes each of us can make, that when added together have a big impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the borough.

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Small changes, big impact

The climate change emergency is fast becoming the biggest threat facing the nation and action is needed without delay, both nationally and at a local level within our borough.

Basildon Council is now fully committed to developing an ongoing programme of greenhouse gas reduction measures, with an ambitious target to deliver zero carbon emissions across the borough by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050.

Draft Climate Strategy

Following the adoption of our Climate Policy in March 2021, our Draft Climate Strategy was adopted by Leisure and Environment Committee in July 2021.  We already have a number of major projects in progress arising from the Strategy including the way we collect our waste; works to make our own buildings including our homes more energy efficient; and thinking about the way we deliver our services.  We realise that this is a time of significant change and are continuing to review the detail on the plans to deliver our ambition.  We will be undertaking further consultation on our more detailed action plan but in the meantime, our Strategy sets out the headline activities we are looking to take by 2030 and 2050. 

View the Strategy here -  Climate Change and Strategy Action Plan (PDF) [16MB] (opens new window)

To achieve our zero carbon emissions target we need your help and support. Further information on what we are doing and guidance on how you can help is available under the following headings:

Our net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target

Basildon Council has set an ambitious target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Reducing emissions from buildings and homes

Our Climate Strategy and Action Plan considers actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our building stock

Getting involved in the Green Economy

Reducing emissions by changing what we eat, how we use products and services and by avoiding waste.

Getting involved in greening Basildon

Increasing the number of trees in Basildon will help reduce the impact of climate change.

Small changes you can make that have a big impact

Some of the key steps you can take to help Basildon become a zero carbon borough.

Reducing carbon emissions from transport

19% of Basildon's greenhouse gas emissions come from petrol and diesel.