Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Climate Change Task & Finish Group meeting on Transport - 13th February

The Council has established a Task and Finish Group to research and make recommendations into how it can achieve its Sustainability Strategy ambitions for Milton Keynes to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050, helping to tackle climate change.

Environmental experts, as well as local people and businesses are being asked to come forward to share views and evidence for how Milton Keynes can be transformed into a post-carbon city.

The group will take evidence in writing and in person at evidence giving sessions. Please register and share your comments and suggestions publicly here, for us to discuss and put forward at the Council meetings.

This meeting seeks to address what action the Council needs to take to ensure that the transport requirements of Milton Keynes are carbon neutral by 2030.

The written evidence for this topic, and any other topic, is required by midday on the 30 January.

Make your voice heard!!

Are you are a resident of the Milton Keynes borough?

Do you have an opinion of how Milton Keynes can become much more sustainable and ecologically friendly place?

As part of the Climate change task and finish group sessions from the Milton Keynes council, the theme of this session will be Transport.

Perhaps you have questions like to ask the council on these matters and the evidence being presented by the panel

Milton Keynes Council have been asking for “green experts” to participate in the creation of the action plan for the Sustainability Strategy. But you don’t have to be someone who considers yourself an “expert” to submit your input or to come to the meetings and be in the public gallery and ask questions of what is presented. click here for more information >>

If you wish to submit comments on the topic of you can do it in a couple of ways. you can send directly send email to;

Roz Tidman
Overview & Scrutiny Officer
Democratic Services
T: 07979 833268 / 01908 254589

or submit comments on


The UK Parliament approved a motion to declare an environmental and climate emergency in May 2019.

A climate emergency generally means becoming carbon neutral.

Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 in April 2019 from the Keeling curve were the highest for 60 years. The weight of evidence is that this rise is due to burning fossil fuels.

The UK Climate Change Act 2008 target is “to ensure the net UK carbon account for 2050 is at least 80% lower than the 1990 levels by 2050”. Some MPs are calling for a new target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

Milton Keynes Council has gone further by pledging to be carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.

This new goal will be delivered through all relevant strategies and plans and by continuing to work with partners in Milton Keynes, the region and internationally.

The Milton Keynes Council Sustainability Strategy for 2019-2050 was approved by MKC at full council meeting in January 2019. Work is now in progress on the action plan to support the Strategy.