Sustainable Futures Strategy

Closes 15 Jan 2023

Opened 18 Nov 2022

Overview

We would like to hear your views on Warwickshire's Sustainable Futures Strategy. 

Warwickshire County Council is committed to acting decisively to tackle climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Taking action now, so that Warwickshire is a county with a sustainable future, is one of our key strategic priorities, and we have already started work towards our goals of reducing carbon emissions to net zero across the Council by 2030 and to support Warwickshire as a county to do the same by 2050 or earlier.  

Climate change is one of the most important issues facing the world. The continued burning of fossil fuels is affecting weather patterns around the world as well as causing devastating extreme weather events more locally, leading to flooding, heatwaves, drought and wildfires. These events pose a direct risk to Warwickshire’s communities and economy.  

At the same time, more than two-fifths of UK species, including animals, birds and butterflies, have seen significant population declines in recent decades. With thousands of acres of habitats lost to development, and pollution impacting on our natural environment, the decline in biodiversity is impacting directly on our wellbeing and economic prosperity.  

Our Sustainable Futures Strategy establishes our direction and priorities to reduce carbon emissions, support biodiversity and promote economic growth across our county.  

Why your views matter

These issues will affect everyone that lives or works in Warwickshire, so we’re keen to get your feedback on our Strategy to:

  • ensure we are we focussing on the right things
  • get your views on our ambitions and if you think we are ambitious enough
  • help us to understand how to get more residents and other stakeholders involved
  • help us to understand if there are any barriers to making progress and, if so, what these are.

Your views will influence the final version to go before our Cabinet in Spring 2023.

Before you begin the survey, please read our Sustainable Futures Strategy Summary. This will give you the headlines and key points of our Strategy and should only take five minutes to read. You may also want to look at our Sustainable Futures Strategy Action Plan which which details our first actions to deliver on the Council's goal to be net zero by 2030.

If you’d like to examine our strategy in more detail, please read the full Sustainable Futures Strategy instead. This is a much longer read, but will give you a more comprehensive understanding of our aims, context, specific objectives and challenges for each key theme as well as more information about our delivery approach. 

How to share your views

  • Complete our online survey by clicking on the link below. This asks questions about different areas of the strategy. The survey should take you around 20 minutes to complete but please feel free to just answer the questions you want to focus on. 

  • You can request a paper copy or the survey in an alternative format or language by telephone (01926 410410) or email (climateemergency@warwickshire.gov.uk).

  • You can also feed back to us directly by email (climateemergency@warwickshire.gov.ukor by writing to: 
    FAO Rachel Killian
    Warwickshire County Council
    Shire Hall
    Market Place
    Warwick
    CV34 4RL

Please give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Engagement and surveys