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Nuisances, pollution and environmental issues

Climate emergency

We declared a climate emergency at the beginning of 2019. Since then, we’ve been looking at ways to become carbon neutral.

Our climate emergency strategy and action plan

Baseline evidence reports

We have produced two emissions inventory reports – one for the council’s own activities and one which covers emissions for the whole of North Somerset.

Emissions data in these reports will be updated each year. They will be used to monitor progress against our climate emergency target.


We have agreed to begin rewilding areas in North Somerset. This means we will be creating new habitats to enable wildlife to flourish as well as helping to address climate change. This will include planting trees and letting some areas of grass grow longer.

Check your carbon footprint

If you want to know what your own impact is on our environment, you can use the WWF carbon footprint calculator.