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.

New chair of Essex Climate Action Commission signals action to reduce emissions in county

Professor Jules Pretty of the University of Essex is announced as new Chair of the Essex Climate Action Commission, the independent, voluntary body set up as part of Essex County Council’s commitment to tackle the climate crisis and become a net zero emissions county.

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Essex unites in sending climate action messages to world leaders to mark start of COP26

Community, business and political leaders from across Essex joined together to discuss climate action and send handwritten and video messages to world leaders as part of ‘The Electric Road to COP26’ event at GRIDSERVE® Electric Forecourt in Braintree on Friday 29 October.

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Work for the Essex Climate Action Commisson - Kickstart role now available

Essex County Council is looking for a Kickstart Communications Officer to work with the Essex Climate Action Commission communications team. If you're passionate about a career in communications and the environment, this is a brilliant place to start.

You can apply for the role here.

About the role

Kickstart - Communications Officer

Fixed Term, Part Time

National Minimum Wage

Location: Chelmsford

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Essex set to become safer, greener and healthier

Exciting new measures to make it easier for residents to walk or cycle have been given the green light today following a decision by Essex County Council.

The new schemes are all part of ECC’s ambition for Essex to become safer, greener and healthier by making it easier and safer for residents to walk or cycle, reducing traffic congestion, cutting air pollution and improving residents’ physical and mental wellbeing.

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“Love it Here, Don’t Leave it Here” – litter-picking equipment now available for residents to borrow in Essex

Essex County Council (ECC) — in collaboration with district, borough and city councils —has launched a new countywide campaign to tackle litter in parks, green spaces and high streets.

The “Love it Here, Don’t Leave it Here” campaign will encourage residents to dispose of litter correctly, or take rubbish home with them.   

Residents can now borrow litter-picking equipment for free from their local council, library or country park. Residents can also borrow equipment from local sports clubs, thanks to funding from Active Essex’s ‘Find Your Active’ campaign and Love Essex.

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