As we continue to monitor the effect climate change has on Portsmouth, our Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, Cllr Kimberly Barrett says:

“In the face of uncertainty and disappointment, I want to assure you that as a council we have been working hard to transition to carbon net zero by 2030 and will continue to promote sustainable ways of living and working within the city.

“Climate change is one of the most important and complex challenges our society has ever faced. We are in this together, and together we will continue to make strides towards our shared goal of a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come.

“By embracing renewable energy sources like solar panels, and retrofitting buildings with energy-efficient technology, means we reduce the cities dependence on expensive fossil fuels, and lower energy bills for households. In the long run, these measures not only save money but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future for the community, making Portsmouth a more affordable and eco-conscious place to live.”

For more information on the work we are doing, check out our climate change strategy here.