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Climate change

COP26 Climate Summit Week

As part of COP26, South Tyneside Council is hosting a week of climate change activities for the community, businesses and schools across the borough.

For more information about the week, including events happening across the borough, see COP26 Climate Summit Week.


  1. Overview
  2. Our commitment to become carbon neutral
  3. What we are doing about climate change
  4. How climate change will affect South Tyneside
  5. How you can help
  6. Preparing for a changing climate
  7. Latest news and updates
  8. Strategy and action plan


South Tyneside Council declared a climate change emergency on 18 July 2019.

We are implementing strategies that will bring about real change.

We aim to:

  • make the Council carbon neutral by 2030
  • move to cleaner, greener, renewable sources of energy 
  • enhance our natural environment

For information on what climate change is and why it's important, visit:

OECD: Climate change - consequences of inaction
Met Office: What is climate change?
GOV.UK: Climate change explained
Climate Change Committee: What is climate change?

Next page: Our commitment to become carbon neutral

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