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Climate change in Gateshead

Climate change caused by increasing carbon emissions is not only a global problem, it's a problem here in Gateshead.

Scientists have warned that if urgent action to drastically reduce carbon emissions is not taken in the next 10 years, the damage done cannot be reversed.

The problem can be fixed. As a planet we have many of the technologies and resources we need to change the course we are on. However, we do not under estimate the scale of the challenge - this is more than just stopping the use of plastic straws. We need a fundamental rethink of how we all impact our planet and how sustainable that is for future generations.

One thing that is clear is that everyone has a part to play and that means every Gateshead resident, business and organisation needs to act now. By working together in Gateshead, we can make a difference - helping improve our environment, health and wellbeing.

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What Gateshead Council is doing

We aim to make all Council activities carbon neutral by 2030, see how we plan to do it and what else we're doing to tackle climate change.

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Latest news

View our latest articles on climate change and actions we're taking to achieve a Zero Carbon Gateshead.

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What you can do

Find out what your carbon footprint is and how to reduce it. Small changes like unplugging your electronics or making sure you recycle properly can make a difference.

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How Gateshead people are tackling climate change

People and businesses across Gateshead are making changes to the ways they live and work to tackle climate change. Read more about what they're doing and why.

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Get involved

Want to play a larger part in Zero Carbon Gateshead? Find out how you can get involved to help Gateshead reduce its emissions.

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