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Coventry City Council is committed to sustainable development through its Agenda 21 process in which the Council continuously improves its services, policies and practices to contribute to a better quality of life for everyone now, and for future generations.

Agenda 21 is a plan for sustainable development, drawn up and agreed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Over 120 nations signed up to Agenda 21.

Sustainable development considers the impact on our future, of the balance between environmental, economic and social issues of today’s activities, policies and new developments.

The Council has a key role to play in tackling climate change by reducing our carbon footprint from our estate and the services we provide (‘mitigation’), and making sure that we are resilient to the impacts of climate change (‘adaptation’). We also have a community leadership role, in supporting organisations and individuals to reduce their emissions and adapt to the changing climate.

The Council is committed to tackling climate change and to making a major contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the city. The Climate Change Strategy recognises the challenge we all face, and the action that we need to take for the well being of the city now and in the future.