Climate change

The impacts of climate change are considered by many commentators as our biggest environmental challenge. Climate change is the long-term and permanent change in weather patterns rather than just short-term variations in weather over a few years.

The human contribution to climate change is what is known as global warming. Most leading scientists believe that global warming presents very real and very imminent dangers to our way of life.

Councils are required to publish a document setting out how they aim to support the Government's targets to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Read our Home Energy Conservation Act Plan 2017 (pdf, 165kb) to find out what we are doing.