Our Climate Change Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan

We need to be ambitious to beat climate change and air pollution. Therefore, we are consulting on two major strategies - the Climate Change Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan.

Have your say

Have your say on our climate change and air quality strategies by 24 October 2019.

Our Climate Change Strategy

The Climate Change Strategy sets out how we aim to reduce our own carbon footprint. It is split into five key themes:

Our air: Improving local air quality

Our nature: Green infrastructure and biodiversity

Our waste: Waste and plastics and the circular economy

Our water: Water management and floor abatement

Our legacy: Climate change mitigation and energy efficiency

The strategy aims to show how we will:

  • Reduce emissions from our own buildings and operations
  • Reduce energy consumption and emissions by promoting energy efficiency measures, sustainable construction, renewable energy sources, and behaviour change
  • Reduce emissions from transport by promoting sustainable transport, reducing car travel and traffic congestion and encouraging behaviour change
  • Reduce consumption of resources
  • Increase recycling and reducing waste
  • Support council services, residents and businesses to adapt to the impacts of climate change

View our Climate Change Strategy (pdf, 7.9 MB)

Our Air Quality Action Plan

This new Air Quality Action Plan will cover the actions we intend to take to tackle air pollution in the borough over the next five years.

It is a unique and interactive approach to delivering an Air Quality Action Plan and built in partnership with key organisations within the borough.

The action plan pledges us to:

  • Be a leading borough in tackling pollution
  • Place this as a key priority for the Council
  • Create an environment that is welcoming to sustainable transport and aimed at the pedestrian
  • Involve and work in partnership with the community in our actions and commitments
  • Tackle to most polluted areas of our borough, such as Richmond town centre, and take firm action to reduce traffic and create a healthy town centre
  • Prioritise protecting our schools and parks

The priority areas within the action plan are:

  • Air pollution in the borough
  • Monitoring air quality
  • Changing our environment
  • Changing behaviour
  • Tackling pollution
  • Schools
  • Community action

View our Air Quality Action Plan (pdf, 4.2 MB)

Updated: 14 October 2019