Climate change

Our commitment to become carbon neutral

South Tyneside residents, businesses and organisations have asked us to act on climate change, with 99% of people who responded to our public consultation saying they are concerned about the impacts of climate change.

We have committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 to protect South Tyneside.

This is to:

  • support our local economy and rates of employment, to make us resilient and to embrace innovation and opportunity
  • improve and protect residents' health and reduce pressure on the NHS
  • protect South Tyneside's long-term growth and provide the best future we can for our children and grandchildren
  • protect our countryside and wildlife
  • reduce climate inequality and support the most disadvantaged in our community

We believe that: