The Council’s contribution to tackling climate change includes:
- reducing its emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (from our own activities)
- promoting active travel
- improving air quality
- addressing fuel poverty
- recycling household waste
- reducing the impacts of local flooding.
Blackburn with Darwen’s greenhouse gas report
The Council has signed up to the Government’s emissions reduction pledge to reduce emissions from the public sector by at least 30% by 2020/21. The Council’s objective is 40% against its 2009/10 baseline.
The greenhouse gas emissions arising from the Council’s activities are reported annually.
View the greenhouse gas report 2017/18 from the documents area below.
Climate change adaptation
The Council’s Climate change adaptation strategy and action plan sets out the priority risks associated with climate change and the existing and proposed adaptation measures that should be implemented to ensure that the Council’s services continue to operate in a changing climate.
Saving energy and water
Information for householders on saving energy and water can be found at:
- Energy Saving Trust – tips and myth busting for energy in the home
- Waterwise – tips on saving water at home.
Support and advice for businesses wanting to reduce their environmental impacts is available from: