Teignbridge rated sixth best out of 168 district councils in tackling climate change

MW
1 Dec 2023

Teignbridge has been rated sixth best out of 168 district councils in tackling climate change.

The recent decarbonisation work carried out on our council offices and leisure centres, along with other work we’re doing to tackle climate change, has sent Teignbridge District Council into the top ten districts nationally, in a recent Net Zero survey.

The Council Climate Action Scorecards is a project of Climate Emergency UK and assesses all councils on the actions they’ve taken towards Net Zero.

Teignbridge District Council was ranked sixth out of all Districts across the country, and the top rural District.

You can view the scorecards from this link https://councilclimatescorecards.uk/ 

Cllr Jackie Hook, Teignbridge lead member for Climate Change, said: " I'm very proud that Teignbridge Council has come sixth in this independently assessed league table of district councils for  its work on reducing carbon emissions, both within the council and across the district. “This Lib Dem run Council has placed climate change as one of its top priorities, and although we know there is still much more to do, this is a fantastic recognition of the work of our council officers, and our collaboration with partners, including our community partners Action on Climate in Teignbridge. “We have done particularly well with introducing energy efficiency and renewable energy at our main buildings including our leisure centres, which has enabled us to also save energy costs and therefore directly benefited Council Tax payers. However, we need our government to assist more if we are to fully address some of our largest district emissions, such as those from transport and travel."

Jackie Hook
Cllr Jackie Hook