Climate & Ecological Emergency

Councillors have agreed that the Climate & Ecological Emergencies cannot be tackled alone. 

The Climate & Ecological Emergencies are situations where urgent action is needed to reduce or stop climate change and avoid possibly irreversible environmental damage.

Why we need to act

We often hear people talking about the Climate and Ecological Emergencies – including scientists, journalists, groups and activists.

In 2019, we declared a Climate Emergency. In 2020 we reinforced this commitment by declaring an Ecological Emergency. 

What can the Town Council do?

Are there realistic changes we can make and are they worth it? In declaring these emergencies we recognise that our actions have an impact on our planet. 

By making changes we can reduce the impact and inspire others to do the same.

What have we done so far?

We know that actions, not words, are needed to address the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.

We’ve created a Green Roadmap – an infographic which shows all of our green achievements to date. 

Bradford on Avon Town Council Green Roadmap (pdf)

Here you can find a list of our actions:

Important documents that guide our mission

Climate & Ecological Strategy (pdf)

Ecological Appraisal of the Town Council’s Estate (pdf)

Lighting Strategy (pdf)

Nature Recovery Report (pdf)

Action we've taken

What's on the drawing board

Who we are working with

Further Resources

Holding a Climate or Biodiversity themed event?