The Essex Climate Action Commission is an independent body set up by Essex County Council to advise on how best to tackle the climate challenge and become a net zero emissions county.

The Commission consists of over 30 commissioners, each with varying backgrounds across the public, private and third sectors, as well as academia – information regarding each of the Commissioners can be found here.

Role of the Commission

The Essex Climate Action Commission will:

  • Identify ways where the county can mitigate the effects of climate change, improve air quality, reduce waste across Essex and increase the amount of green infrastructure and biodiversity in the county.
  • Explore how we attract investment in natural capital and low carbon growth.

We will do this by drawing on in-house expertise, commissioning research and forming new external partnerships.


We release a monthly newsletter where we share news about the Commission and its work, as well as information on funding opportunities and support available to help make Essex a net zero county by 2050.

Sign up to the newsletter if you want to stay updated about the Commission. (The Essex Climate Action Commission sign up link can be found under the Planning, land and recycling section).