New Nottingham website as city aims to be first carbon-neutral city in UK by 2028

City Council launches website to support its ambitious target for CN28, with practical advice and opportunities for local people and businesses. 

The Carbon-Neutral Nottingham (CN28) site collates in one place a wide range of information about what is happening to make the city more sustainable. The aim is to make it easy for residents, businesses and visitors to get involved in making the city more environmentally friendly.

720 solar panels on the roof of Broad Marsh Car Park, Bus Station and Central Library, Nottingham. Photo courtesy of Nottingham City Council.

For example, there are the seven top actions you can take to make the biggest reduction to reducing your carbon footprint.  

There are dedicated sections for each of the nine key themes of the city’s Carbon-Neutral Action Plan: buildings; energy; transport; waste; stuff; water; removing carbon; preparing for climate change; and nature. Each theme page features a section with more information about how residents can take effective action. 

The site also provides updates on progress, such as that the city has reduced its CO2 emissions by 49.96% since 2005, and by 9.4% since 2019-20. More than 40% of the council’s vehicle fleet is now electric and since 2012 more than 4,000 homes have been fitted with solar panels. 

It’s vital everyone plays their part, not least because the council is directly responsible for just 3% of Nottingham’s CO2 emissions.  

Cllr David Mellen, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Carbon Neutral Nottingham, says: ‘The Carbon Neutral Nottingham website is a fantastic resource. Explaining the city’s ambition and getting people in Nottingham involved is a key part of our plan. The site will make it easy for people to understand why reducing the city’s carbon emissions is important and how they can get involved. 

‘We’re making progress on delivering the actions set out in our Carbon Neutral Action Plan, but we need to get everyone involved in taking steps to reduce their own environmental impact if we’re to achieve our target of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2028. I hope that bringing information from across the city together into one place helps people to understand how their actions will make a difference and motivates them to do what they can to reduce their emissions. Everyone’s actions make a difference, no matter how big or small.’

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