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We have the following strategies and policies relating the environment and climate change.

Climate and nature emergency

We declared a climate emergency on 17 July 2019. This means that the global climate is in a state of breakdown and this is an emergency.

Our climate and nature emergency strategy aims to make South Gloucestershire carbon neutral, maximise renewable energy, prepare for a changing climate, protect nature and increase biodiversity and to plant trees to double tree canopy cover in our area.

Green infrastructure

Green infrastructure (GI) is the term used to describe the natural environmental features of an area and the natural connections (or network) between these features.

Our Green Infrastructure Strategy explains our priorities, what we want to achieve and the action we will take to green our places.


Our waste strategy sets out our plans for the service. It makes sure that we continue to reach our recycling targets and provide a service focused on waste prevention and recycling more.

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