Our Climate Emergency Plan has been established to ensure we are carbon neutral by 2030.

Our list of achievements so far, include:

  • Produced and adopted a Rother Environment Strategy in Sept 2020
  • Our annual emissions of CO2 from direct operations were 18% lower than our baseline year of 2019/20
  • Introduced numerous staff and office management procedures to make the council more sustainable
  • Encouraged community grant applications with sustainability in mind and used Community Infrastructure Levy funding on green schemes
  • Delivered carbon literacy training for our councillors
  • Delivering low carbon housing at a housing development at Blackfriars in Battle
  • Support for Superfast Broadband and digital solutions to replace paper processes

To find out more, visit : Our climate action so far – Rother District Council

In progress:

  • A major and first ever Pan-Rother project fitting solar panels and other energy saving infrastructure to all Village Halls funded through the Community Infrastructure Levy     
  • Installation of Electric Vehicle charging points in appropriate RDC car parks
  • Increase the proportion of waste that is recycled by Rother residents to 53%
  • Develop a plan to ensure Council  assets are carbon neutral
  • Incentivise Parish and Town Councils to adopt Climate Emergency Policies
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