“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing us all today. The effects on the borough’s communities, environment and economy could be far-reaching, which means we have a duty to act and to encourage others to do the same." Cllr David Molyneux, Cabinet Member, Environment.
Wigan Council takes its leadership obligations on climate change very seriously. We aim to reduce our energy use, lessen our impact on the environment and work with our partners to help make Wigan borough a place where people want to live.
Our five year carbon management plan (.pdf, 495Kb), which came to a close in 2011 was developed in partnership with the Carbon Trust (External link). It surpassed our target of reducing CO2 emissions by 15% and saved money across the Council estate by supporting many energy-saving initiatives and through innovative investment. We now have a dedicated Energy Team that deals with energy used in all of our buildings.
The council is also signatory to the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change (External link), pledging local action on carbon emissions.