Climate change

Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy 2024 - 2028

The strategy sets out actions and opportunities Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will undertake to address the climate emergency declared in July 2019 and the biodiversity emergency declared in July 2023.

The strategy identifies the need to reduce carbon by switching from the dependence on fossil fuels to cleaner resources such as renewables.

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Our vision

To work towards making Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council carbon neutral by 2030 (direct council emissions) and to ensure that the borough is net zero by 2050:

  • Considering both production and consumption costs
  • Minimising the environmental impacts of our activities
  • Through our leadership role, influencing and empowering others to take similar actions
  • Ensuring all the council decisions consider the carbon usage and the resulting impact
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Corporate plan links

The Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy supports the corporate plan vision of creating clean, sustainable, and attractive places to live, visit and work in.

Buildings and land use

We will seek to use our land for carbon reduction and ensure our buildings are energy efficient:

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Travel

We will work to decarbonise travel across the council and borough:

 

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Waste and pollution

We will ensure we waste less as a borough and stop dependence on single use plastic:

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Biodiversity

We will protect and improve Leicestershire’s biodiversity and environment:

What we have achieved so far:

  • Baseline report established
  • Engagement with schools, businesses and parish councils
  • Green Living Leicestershire Partnership established
  • Carbon literacy training
  • Electric vehicle charging points have been installed across the borough
  • Established a cross-party member working group (chaired by Cllr M Cartwright, Executive Member)
  • Climate change strategy incorporated into the council’s corporate plan
  • Five electric vehicles within the refuse collection truck fleet