Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy

Meeting the climate change challenge

Our climate is changing rapidly and the effects are already being felt in Kent and Medway. At the same time, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the world. However, both present an opportunity to rebuild the county stronger, cleaner and more resilient than before.

Limiting our contribution to global warming, and driving low carbon economic recovery, will undoubtedly be the most urgent issues of this decade.

The Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy sets out how we, in partnership with Medway Council and the Kent district councils, will respond to the UK climate emergency and drive clean, resilient economic recovery across the county.

Our strategy

Our short video explains how we’re going to make some serious changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the whole county to net zero by 2050.

We'll be focused on transport, biodiversity, housing, and supporting local business.

Read the full strategy.

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Energy and Low Emissions Strategy - Video transcript

What we've done so far

We're already working with our partners on projects all over the county.

Our projects cover sustainable transport, increasing biodiversity, improving our buildings, and supporting Kent's businesses.

Progress in 2022

See what we did in 2022 (PDF, 156.7 KB)

Read our 2022 annual progress report (PDF, 618.0 KB)

Progress in 2021

See what we did in 2021 (PDF, 79.2 KB)

Read our 2021 annual progress report (PDF, 1.0 MB)