Southend-on-Sea Borough Council named on prestigious climate action ‘A List’
Originally published by Southend Liberal Democrats - Working For You
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has made it onto the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) annual A List which showcases the companies leading on environmental transparency and action.
The Council has been recognised for its ambition, awareness, transparency and leadership on climate action based on two years' worth of disclosure and reporting to the CDP on areas covering waste, water, energy and transport.
Southend is the only local authority in the East of England region to have achieved the A List rating for 2021 and of all the UK Councils that reported to the CDP this year, only 9.8% made it on to the A List.
To secure its place on the A List, the Council achieved a top rating of 'leadership' level authority due to multiple factors such as its Borough-wide emissions inventory which enables the Council to measure overall emissions and, from that, set emissions reduction targets aimed at achieving Net Zero by 2030.
Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture, tourism and planning, said: "The Council has a crucial role to play in leading climate change action across Southend-on-Sea. I am delighted that our climate change work and ambitions have been recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project and we are fully committed to reducing our carbon emissions and achieving Net Zero by 2030 for both the Council and Southend."