Kent County Council, Environment Department



Team

  • Adam MORRIS

Address

County Hall Maidstone, ME14 1XQ Kent, UK

Contact

  • Phone : +44 (0) 1622 221859
  • EMail : climate.change@kent.gov.uk

About us

Kent County Council (KCC) is one of the largest councils in England and provides more than 300 services for around 1.6 million residents within the county of Kent. KCC is the lead public sector partner for delivery of the Kent Environment Strategy, a strategy outlining the environmental priorities for Kent over the next 20 years. It has been developed in partnership with regional stakeholders and consists of 3 themes:

  • Theme 1: Living ‘well’ within our environmental limits – Leading Kent towards consuming resources more efficiently, eliminating waste and maximising opportunities from the Green Economy;
  • Theme 2: Rising to the climate change challenge – Working towards a low carbon Kent prepared for and resilient to the impacts of climate change;
  • Theme 3: Valuing our natural, historic and living environment – Optimising the real economic and social benefits of high environmental quality while protecting and enhancing the unique natural and built-in character of Kent

The strategy looks to reduce Kent’s greenhouse gas emissions (in CO2 equivalent) to 60% below that of 1990 levels, contributing towards the UK target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34% (by 2020), and 80% (by 2050). The strategy also seeks to help the UK target of deriving 15% of the nation’s energy from renewable sources by 2020 and tackling Kent’s vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather events.

The Sustainability and Climate Change Team

Within Kent County Council, the Sustainability and Climate Change team (who are partners within the ClimactRegions project) has primary responsibility for co-ordinating delivery of the Kent Environment Strategy.  The team has three distinct sub teams: the climate change team, the sustainable estates team and the sustainable business team who all deliver priorities set out in the Kent Environment Strategy.