Climate change

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:

Business support

Support and advice for businesses wanting to reduce their environmental impacts is available from:

  • Carbon Trust - offers a range of services to help businesses cut costs, save carbon and gain a competitive edge
  • Newground - provides a consultancy service to support and advise companies on how to reduce their negative environmental impacts.