Welcome to the Essex Climate Action Commission website. Here you will find information about the Commission and its work, as well as news concerning the environment and climate action across Essex.

The Commission released its report Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral on 20 July 2021. The report can be found on the Reports page. If you missed the online event that was held to mark the launch of the report, a recording is available on the Launch Event page.

Essex Developers Group launch their Climate Action Charter making a commitment to become net-zero by 2030

With a four-fold aim to: securing global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degree C within reach, adapting to protect communities and natural habitat, mobilising finance and working together; this Charter supports the  UK Government policy and their Net Zero Strategy – Building Back Greener  and the Essex Climate Action Commission report Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral.

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All aboard the county’s first ever Climate Awareness Train!


The Essex Climate Action Commission teamed up with Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership to inspire the next generation of environment enthusiasts with the county’s first ever Climate Awareness Train on Sunday 22 May.

Developed alongside Essex County Council and Greater Anglia, the Climate Awareness Train has been created to help families understand local climate issues and ignite a passion for protecting our planet. The special event was also supported by Essex Forest Initiative, which pledged to plant a tree for each passenger aboard the train.

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Bike Week - Let's Pedal Our Way to Climate Action

Wondering what to do during Bike Week 2022? Take a look at Essex County Council’s Climate Action Advice Pack for Essex residents!

Inspired by RideLondon-Essex and the Women's Tour? Want to learn more about how you can get out on the bike more as part of living a more environmentally friendly and healthy lifestyle? Essex County Council and the Essex Climate Action Commission have partnered to launch an exclusive advice pack to help you get started.

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Essex County Council outlines first year action taken to kickstart real change and further aims to create a better future for all county residents

Essex County Council has this week outlined the action it has taken, and continues to take, to create a better future for all county residents.

At a Full Council meeting of Essex County Council, Leader Cllr Kevin Bentley set out the action the council cabinet took within its first 100 days of being elected in May 2021. Cllr Bentley then outlined the council’s ongoing Everyone’s Essex strategy for the future.

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Tree dedicated to Essex eco-champion at showcase nature recovery project

The Head of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation at Essex County Council, John Meehan, has been recognised as one of 26 UK-wide unsung eco champions who is taking pioneering action to tackle climate change and reverse nature’s decline.

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