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.

Government Minister visits climate-conscious Essex classroom ahead of net zero event

The Minister of State for Media and Data in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has visited a primary school in Essex to see how the school is inspiring its young people to take action to safeguard the planet from the effects of climate change.

The Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP made the trip to Danbury Park Community Primary School on 9 July to mark the announcement of Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral, an online event on 20 July to launch the Essex Climate Action Commission’s report and recommendations for tackling climate change in the county.

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Major investment to upgrade 82,000 streetlights to LEDs in Essex

Essex County Council has announced that it will be upgrading all of the county’s remaining non-LED streetlights. The Council has already installed around 45,000 LED streetlights, and will now be investing to replace the remaining 82,000.

LED streetlights last longer, use less electricity and so provide a better service while saving taxpayers' money.

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Essex Pedal Power launches in Clacton and Jaywick Sands

A first-of its kind community-led project in Essex will make cycling more accessible for people living in Clacton and Jaywick Sands, as 1,300 free new bikes will be given to eligible residents over the next two years.

In a launch event at the Jaywick Community and Resource Centre on the 12th June, the first bikes were given away to successful applicants and arrangements are being made to distribute the rest of the bikes in stages between now and 2023.

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