Climate Change

Human driven climate change poses an urgent threat to the very delicate balance that enables us, and the nature we rely on, to thrive. We still have time to act, but that window is quickly closing and requires us to drastically reduce our emissions and restore nature.

Moray Council recognises this urgency and is committed to:

• reducing its own emissions
• supporting the wider Moray community to do the same
• enhancing biodiversity
• adapting to unavoidable impacts

You can read the full Climate Change Strategy 2020-2030 here.

Journey to Net Zero 

Moray Council aims to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

Use these links to read the full Climate Change Plan and Route Map to Net Zero and 2023 Action Update.

How are we doing so far?

A 17% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions was recorded between 2019/20 and 2020/21. There was a rise of 4.1% in 2022/23, largely as a result of returning to 'business as usual' working practices following the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the key areas the council is working on to further reduce emissions are summarised below.

To view the council’s full annual climate change reports, please visit the Sustainable Scotland Network.

Contact Us

Climate Change Strategy Officer
The Moray Council
Council Office, High Street
IV30 1BX

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