South Ribble Council promises progress after signing of UK100 climate pledge

Jennifer Mullin, Director of Communities, Councilor Mick Titherington, and Deputy Head and Councilor Paul Foster, Head of South Ribble Borough Council

The South Ribble Borough Council has signed the UK100 membership pledge to join other local leaders in the fight against climate change.


The head of the council, Councilor Paul Foster, has pledged that the council will use everything in its power and influence to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

He also pledged to work with residents and businesses to align wider communities with the net zero goals.

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Councilor Foster said: “The commitment demonstrates the commitment of local government leaders to make progress over the next decade towards a net zero goal.

“We have already made significant progress since declaring a climate emergency in 2019 by implementing actions that are part of our comprehensive climate emergency action plan, with the goal of South Ribble becoming neutral in carbon by 2030. “

The council’s recent action on climate change included auditing properties and installing solar panels, LED lighting and a new building management system at the civic center to help with energy efficiency.

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Further tree distribution events have been held for 2022, offering residents the option to pick up a tree or hedge plant, working towards the council’s goal of planting 110,000 trees by 2025.

For more information, visit the South Ribble Borough Council website.

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