The Council has been working on a number of programmes to reduce carbon emissions in the District for a number of years. Find out more here:
Northamptonshire Climate Change Strategy
The Council is working with a number of partners to minimise the effects of climate change and ensure resilience to its inevitable effects; this is being achieved through the Northamptonshire Climate Change Strategy 2020-2023.
Carbon Management Plan
The Council developed a Carbon Management Plan with an aspirational target to achieve a 30% cut in carbon emissions by 2014. A 31% reduction was achieved by the end of the 2016/17 year which meets the overall aim of the Carbon Management Plan. Carbon emissions continue to be monitored through the Greenhouse Gas Report and internal Environmental Goals with opportunities to further reduce emissions being explored on an on-going basis.
Greenhouse Gas emissions reporting
The Council produces an annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions report detailing emissions created as a result of Council services. Download the 2019/20 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
Climate Local is an initiative to drive, inspire and support local council action on climate change. The initiative supports councils’ efforts both to reduce carbon emissions and also to improve their resilience to the affects of our changing climate and extreme weather. Download the annual Climate Local progress report here
Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
The Council's HECA Report outlines how we aim to improve the energy efficiency of residential properties in our area to reduce fuel poverty and achieve reductions in domestic carbon emissions. The most recent HECA review was completed in May 2019 and the next review is due in March 2021.
Investors in the Environment Scheme
The Investors in the Environment Scheme (iiE) is a not for profit environmental accreditation scheme designed to help the business sector save money and reduce impacts on the environment. The Council has achieved the highest iiE 'green' level certification and has developed a progress report to support this. Download Daventry District Council's iiE Progress Report
The Council's Environmental Policy is updated annually and sets out our key commitments to environmental improvement.
Following the Council's climate emergency declaration, a Tree Policy has been created which sets out key commitments in relation to tree planting and tree preservation.