Climate Emergency Declaration & Zero Carbon Roadmap

On 25th June 2019, NWLDC declared a Climate Emergency and appointed specialist environmental consultants to help develop the council’s response to the need to reduce the council’s and the district’s carbon emissions. 

This resulted in the publication of our Zero Carbon Roadmap in November 2019 which, along with the accompanying Action Plan, was adopted by the council on 31 March 2020.  The Action Plan focuses on carbon emissions, their sources and how to reduce them and identifies recommended actions to achieve Net Zero Carbon status.  

Our targets are to achieve a Net Zero Carbon Council by 2030 and a Net Zero Carbon District by 2050. Zero carbon branding in colour - approved Feb 2021

NWLDC Zero Carbon Roadmap - Full Report (PDF Document, 3.77 Mb)

NWLDC Zero Carbon Roadmap - Action Plan (PDF Document, 0.96 Mb)

Year One Achievements

Below is a summary of our year one achievements on our Zero Carbon journey, along with an  insight into future activities which will be reflected in the council’s delivery plan. 

Zero Carbon - year one achievements - March 2021 (PDF Document, 0.88 Mb)

Zero Carbon - year one achievements - March 2021- image, 2 pages side by side

Zero Carbon Grants

As part of the council's Zero Carbon commitment, we are offering Zero Carbon grants of £50 to £500 each for environmentally-focused community projects across the district of North West Leicestershire.  

Click below for more information.

Zero Carbon Grant - North West Leicestershire District Council (

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Last updated: Wed 14 July, 2021 @ 10:58