Published: Fri 6 March, 2020
Issued jointly by Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston district and borough councils.
The seven district and borough councils in Leicestershire have declared a collective ambition of being carbon neutral by 2030.
Working closely together on schemes and initiatives that will help to tackle climate change issues and reduce carbon use across Leicestershire, the councils believe that working together will achieve more than working within their own individual borders.
The councils will identify where they can work together on carbon reduction measures, which could include electric car charging hubs, transport and buildings, as well as how they work with other organisations and communities to help reduce the impact of climate change.
Cross county groups of officers and political leads will soon be set up to drive the work.
In a joint statement, the leaders of all seven district and borough councils said: “We have a collective ambition of working towards being carbon neutral by 2030. The seven different authorities are at different stages of this journey, but we know that by working together and across borders, we can make much more of a difference than we could individually.”