Environment policy and targets

The Kent County Council environment policy (PDF, 915.5 KB) sets out our commitment to:

  • reduce our carbon dioxide emissions
  • make sure our estate and services are adapted to the future impacts and opportunities of climate change
  • contribute positively to Kent's character, local environmental quality and natural environment.

We have committed to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2030 for our own estate, operations and traded services. Monitoring against this target started from April 2021. Read our latest figures on energy performance.

Read our Net Zero Action Plan to learn more about how we are delivering to this target.

What we have already achieved

A significant contribution to reducing energy and related emissions is due to changing our street lights to LED technology. For our latest figures on energy performance please see our Climate Emergency Performance page.

All of our services are expected to deliver relevant priorities for Framing Kent’s Future which is our top-level council strategy for 2022 to 2026. Our priorities are detailed in our Kent Environment Strategy and the Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy.

Through delivering our priorities, our services will contribute to both our corporate target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and the Kent wide Net Zero target by 2050.

We review the environment policy annually and provide reports to senior managers regarding progress against our environment targets.