About Zero Carbon Eden

In Britain, around 93 per cent of the population lives in areas where the local authorities - over 525 councils all together - have declared a climate emergency (as of March 2022). Eden District Council declared both a climate emergency and an ecological emergency on 11 July 2019. Alongside other local authorities in Cumbria, we are committed to acting sustainably - working to maintain a healthy, clean and green environment now and for future generations.

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Zero Carbon Eden Aims

We aim to:

  1. Make the Council’s operations zero carbon by 2030.
  2. Encourage initiatives which help Eden district become net zero carbon.
  3. Improve biodiversity in Eden through projects and partnerships.
  4. Preserve our working cultural landscapes and economies.

Zero Carbon Eden Strategy

Read our Zero Carbon Eden Strategy (PDF 1.25Mb / 39 pages).

Next steps to achieve our targets

We are currently creating a Sustainability Action Plan. This will focus on our personal carbon footprint and ecological impact. We will also be working alongside partners, residents and businesses to achieve our sustainability targets. This work will continue as the Local Government Reorganisation progresses and Westmorland and Furness Council takes over as the new authority in April 2023.

Last updated: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024.