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Get involved with local climate action

Climate Emergency Community Partnership

Forest of Dean Climate Action has been established to coordinate a district wide community-based response to the climate emergency. It will bring together communities, businesses and organisations across the district to deliver community climate action through collaboration, empowerment and knowledge sharing, with the imperative of driving the district to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The partnership recently launched a new website where members of the community can sign up to a newsletter and learn more about how they could get involved, and groups and organisations can sign up to be partners.

Past Local Events

COP26: What does it mean for the Forest of Dean District? 

In partnership with Green Futures Network we hosted an online event on 14 December 2021 for district, parish and town councillors and officers, public, private and community organisations. The event explored the outcomes of COP26 and what it means for local climate action in the district. It also included presentations by 4 expert panellists.

A recording of the panel discussion can be found here:

You can see a very similar presentation on the recording of the corresponding event for Exeter here:

 Parish and Town Council Action Day

In partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy we hosted a climate action day on 7 October 2020 for parish and town councillors and clerks.

The report for the event can be downloaded below.

We are aware that this document may not be accessible for everyone. Please email us at  to request the information in another format.

Gloucestershire Green Circle

Gloucestershire Green Circle offers businesses in the county practical advice, up-to-date information and support focusing upon sustainability and green growth.

They have a calendar of events with themes around energy and carbon for businesses. 


netzeroFOD campaign

We want you to share the actions you are taking to reduce your carbon footprint and help to tackle the climate emergency. Let us know by using the hashtag #netzeroFOD, and @FoDDC.

Love Your Forest anti-litter campaign

Love Your Forest is an anti-litter campaign which was launched in 2016 by environmental charity Hubbub and Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS). Supported by us and the Forestry Commission the campaign highlights litter issues and looks at new ways to encourage people to stop dropping litter.