Cllr Barry Lewis - DCC to be Net Zero Carbon by 2032

Derbyshire County Council will be carbon neutral by 2032 says Cllr Barry Lewis.

Speaking today (Tuesday 15th October) at the Peak District’s Climate Summit, Cllr Lewis announced Derbyshire County Council’s Carbon Reduction Plan and Environment and Climate Change Framework highlighting the authority’s plan to be net zero carbon by 2032.

The new framework also includes a firm commitment to work with partner agencies including borough and district councils to fulfill the government’s pledge and make the county of Derbyshire fully carbon neutral by 2050.

Cllr Lewis said “I believe Derbyshire is going further and faster than any local authority in the UK to achieve a sensible, credible and measured plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fighting climate change requires real actions not just words and the work we are doing at Derbyshire County Council represents our genuine commitment to protect the environment for generations to come.”