Carbon Neutral Cornwall

Photograph of a Cornish beach

Climate Changes Roles

Cornwall is rapidly becoming known as a centre for excellence in clean growth and is at the forefront of tackling Climate Change.

Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019 and has subsequently published its emerging Climate Change action plan. The plan outlines how we will reduce carbon emissions and work toward becoming carbon neutral by 2030 providing a roadmap for carbon neutrality a full twenty years ahead of the Government’s target of 2050.

Proposals to be developed include planting carbon-absorbing woodlands across the Duchy, powering all new homes in Cornwall with alternative energy sources under a planning shake-up and making energy efficiency improvements to existing Council- owned homes.

Cornwall Council has a leading role to play in the climate change emergency and you could play a vital role in delivering this. We are looking for passionate and skilled individuals to form part of this new team. You will be expected to work in a fast paced environment and develop innovative solutions to tackle the impacts of climate change that are already being felt by Cornwall’s communities. The team will work closely with local communities, businesses, public and voluntary sector partners to deliver our ambitious outcomes. 

Climate Change Roles

Links to the full job descriptions will be available when the applications are open:

Why Cornwall?

It’s an exciting time to be in Cornwall. Our lifestyle offers artisan foods and great local produce, art, culture and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country from rugged moors to beautiful beaches and attractive villages.

We have the mildest climate in the United Kingdom, and are proud of world class attractions such as the Eden Project, the Minack Theatre, Tintagel and renowned festivals such as Boardmasters, the Eden Sessions and Tunes in the Dunes. 

A strong transport network puts you in easy reach of key destinations in the UK and beyond by road, rail, air and sea. Cornwall Airport Newquay – which is owned by Cornwall Council - is the fastest growing regional airport in the UK, connecting more than 400,000 people a year to UK and international destinations.

Our children and family services are rated in the top 25% of children’s services in the country from Ofsted. Six universities and colleges offer higher education at 13 campuses around Cornwall.

We’re also a safe and friendly place - crime rates in Cornwall are among the lowest in the UK.


For further information, please email or call 01872 323800.

Photograph of a Cornish cycle trail