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Climate change strategy and action plan

In September 2019, councillors voted to adopt the Climate Emergency motion, which sets out the council's aim to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

To reach this ambitious target, we have produced a strategy outlining actions that will help tackle climate change in our borough. The action plan and strategy were adopted by Full Council on 15 December 2020.

Main themes

Waverley’s action plan focuses on 7 main themes:

  • Organisational Emissions
  • Active Travel and Air Quality
  • Energy Generation
  • Built Environment (Housing and Planning)
  • Waste and Resources
  • Land Use and Adaptation
  • Supporting a Green Economy

You can download the documents below:

Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy 2020 - 2030

Carbon Neutrality Action Plan 2020 - 2030

EV Strategy 2021-2026

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2020 - 2021

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 2021 - 2022

More information

Climate Emergency motion from September 2019

Useful links

Surrey's climate change strategy - developed by Surrey's 12 local authorities.

Surrey's Greener Future website - where local residents can share their views on key topics connected with climate change. 


If you have any queries or comments about sustainability in Waverley, please email