The 2019 – 2050 sustainability strategy

Strategy aims

  • Use less carbon than we are able to capture
  • Contribute positively to action on climate change
  • Be a more sustainably designed city
  • Transition to low-cost renewable energy sources
  • Provide a sustainable green economy with well-paid jobs
  • Reduce the consumption of resources without sacrificing economic development
  • Provide a diverse, green and bio-diverse environment
  • Use less of water
  • Have clean air
  • Have a healthier and more sustainably conscious population

The objective of this strategy is to set out our intentions to be the Greenest City in the World and set a framework for how we intend to achieve this.

The priorities for action are to:

  • Encourage system wide thinking, design and models
  • Use land to capture and store carbon
  • Achieve inclusive economic growth
  • Encourage biodiversity
  • Reduce waste and increase reuse of all materials
  • Achieve a secure and resilient energy supply and distribution system
  • Achieve high levels of green energy production
  • Diversify energy supply

These priorities are goals for council teams to work towards, so carbon emissions are brought down to zero by 2050.

Follow the link to view the council’s full Sustainability Strategy.

Environmental Health contact information

Postal address:, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ