Our ambition is to be the UK’s first carbon negative region – carbon neutral by 2034 and carbon negative by 2040.


We will do this by accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources, making the most of all our materials and assets in the region, and enhancing our natural capital.


By gearing up to transform to carbon negative, we are confident this will create new, better paid “green” jobs and it will create innovative new businesses whilst presenting opportunities for existing businesses to adapt. Through knowledge and expertise in this area, we can create competitive advantage that future-proofs our region.