Hull City Council have approved a new set of actions for tackling climate change at today’s cabinet meeting.
The cabinet approved the Carbon Neutral Pathway and Delivery Plan, which sets a net zero target for Hull of 2045, which builds on the carbon neutral target for 2030 previously agreed by council.
There will be additional capital and revenue funding for climate action and a revised delivery plan for the carbon pathway.
Plans include buying renewable energy to power council buildings and vehicles, looking at how the councils’ procurement activity affects carbon emissions and how the council’s partnerships with other organisations have a role to play in making us ready for net zero.
The council will also be looking to begin consulting on the carbon road maps and delivery plan.
Councillor Rosie Nicola, portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “While the council has made a firm commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, we know there is still more we can do.
“I’m delighted to see that these important new actions have been approved and we can move a step towards achieving our ambitious goal of being net zero by 2045.”
In 2020, Hull City Council published the Hull 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy, setting out its ambitious vision for making Hull carbon neutral by 2030. It’s built around eight themes of heat, power, mobility, consumption, fair transition, carbon sequestration, skills and jobs and innovation.