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.


New Climate Action pack for businesses in Essex launched at farm praised for environmental efforts

Essex County Council Climate Czar visits north Essex farm to mark launch of new climate action toolkit for businesses.

Cllr Peter Schwier, Climate Czar at Essex County Council, has visited Fairfields Farm, home of the well-known crisp brand, to mark the launch of a new climate action toolkit for local businesses.

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Essex residents urged to “think outside the car this summer”

Campaign will highlight why we should all be embracing active travel and help make Essex safer, greener and healthier.

With the school holidays upon us, the sustainable transport team at Essex County Council (ECC) are urging residents to “think outside the car” this summer.

The social media campaign will feature trips and events which can easily be reached by bike, on foot or by public transport as well as highlighting all the exciting sustainable transport initiatives currently running across the county.

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Primary School ‘Climate Crew Clubs’ awarded Essex Climate Action Challenge Fund grant

Funding will be used to help inspire young climate activists by running free workshops at primary schools in Essex.

Communities and environmental charity Groundwork East has been awarded an Essex Climate Action Challenge Fund grant of £19,506 by Essex County Council with the support of the Essex Climate Action Commission (ECAC).

The grant funding will help inspire young climate activists by running ‘Climate Crew Clubs’ for 7 to 11-year-olds at nine primary schools and one home-school cohort in Essex.

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Essex Youth Orchestra Concert - 'Restoration' by Chester Tribley

Friday, 12 August, 2022 - 19:30 to 22:00

Essex County Council and The Essex Climate Action Commission has been working with young Essex composer, Chester Tribley, and the Essex Youth Orchestra to compose an anthem for climate action in Essex – to mark the importance of a stable, habitable and precious climate. This piece of music, titled Restoration, aims to inspire people to take action on climate change, to consider its chaos and to go back to basics, by taking time to pause, look at and listen to the beauty of the world around us.

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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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