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Commissioner Signs Off Constabulary Environmental Strategy

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, has signed off the Constabulary’s environmental strategy for the next three years, which will see Cheshire Police work towards becoming carbon neutral by 2040.

Front cover of the Environmental Strategy

Tackling global climate change has been high on the agenda during the COP26 conference held in Glasgow, due to end  tomorrow, Friday 12 November, where over 100 world leaders, 200 countries and 30,000 delegates are discussing ways to turn the tide.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “We all have a responsibility to tackle climate change and its effect on our planet. As Cheshire Constabulary is a major employer in the area and provides multiple services to the community, its activities and operations will have an impact on the environment.

“I am committed to putting a plan in place to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint, with the long-term aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Signing off this strategy shows mine and the Chief Constable’s commitment to this goal.”

Since 2009, Cheshire Constabulary has been working hard to reduce its carbon emissions. By 2021, emissions had reduced by 28% compared to four years earlier.

John Dwyer added: “The Environmental Strategy has been developed in line with the government’s environmental plan, which sets the goals for improving the environment within a generation and leaving it in a better state than when we found it.” More information about the Environmental Strategy can be found on the PCC web site.