What is the Council doing on Climate Change?

Powys County Council declared a climate emergency on 24th September 2020.  This included an ambition to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero, in line with the Welsh public sector target of 2030.

  • As a partner on the Powys Public Service Board, the Council is contributing towards the preparation of a county wide Carbon Positive Strategy.
  • Funding work in the community on climate change and supporting the local economy through the Arwain Leader Programme. 
  • Coordinating the preparation of a Mid Wales Energy Strategy on behalf of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership.
  • Improving waste and recycling services.
  • Installing EV Charging points in our communities.
  • Installing solar panels on our schools and buildings.
  • Constructing energy-efficient homes and schools.  Providing new infrastructure to encourage cycling and walking and the use of public transport.


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