Hampshire County Council is one of the first councils in England, to agree to sign up to the new 'Climate Local' Commitment, launched by the Local Government Association.
Climate Local encourages councils to commit to local action to reduce carbon emissions, and improve their ability to protect people and services from the anticipated effects of climate change.
By publishing their Commitments councils show they are willing to address the impacts of a changing climate and to build on existing achievements.
The initiative supports Hampshire County Council's current aims of reducing its carbon footprint, improving Hampshire's resilience to future extreme weather, assuring its energy supplies and reducing its energy costs. The actions it has published showcase the wide range of innovative projects it is currently undertaking and include:
Hampshire County Council has now reported to Climate Local on its progress against the Commitments it set for 2012/13. These are available below along with a set of refreshed Commitments for 2013/14.