The Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy

At Buckinghamshire Council, we’re committed to tackling climate change issues and improving air quality. The council contributes ~0.3% to Buckinghamshire’s carbon emissions.

Source of greenhouse gas emissions Total greenhouse gas emissions (kilotonnes of CO2e Percentage of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Global

36.5 million

100%

UK

366 thousand

~1% of global GHG emissions

Buckinghamshire

2832

~0.8% of the UK’s GHG emissions

Buckinghamshire Council

9

~0.3% of Buckinghamshire’s GHG Emissions

On 15 July 2020, we passed a Motion to work alongside the government to achieve net-zero for carbon emissions for Buckinghamshire as a whole by 2050.

Our Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy sets out what we will do, and how we will work with partners and residents to achieve our aims.

We aim to ensure that concentrations of air pollutants are at safe levels. As a council, we will reduce our own carbon emissions by 75% by 2030, on the way to achieving net-zero no later than 2050.

The strategy was developed, in part, using feedback from a public survey carried out in 2020, and other work, including:

  • nature-based proposals, such as tree and hedgerow planting and rewilding initiatives
  • the expansion of vehicle charging infrastructure
  • encouraging greener housing developments and home heating options

Read the Buckinghamshire Council Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy

Read the Buckinghamshire Council Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy Executive Summary