Aberdeenshire
Climate Action Plan

Nationally, the UK has a legally binding target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Many local councils have more ambitious targets. There are nearly 400 principal councils across the country: the majority have a net-zero target of 2030. Further information from the Council.

Local net-zero target date

Emergency not yet declared

Plan published

Not published yet

Plan scope

Not known

Climate emergency declared

Not declared yet

Working together

We use data on Climate Action Plans fromĀ data.climateemergency.uk

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CO2 emissions

It's hard to visualise CO2 emissions. The data talks about 'tonnes of CO2' - but what does a tonne of gas look like? Well, imagine a typical large hot air balloon (almost 3,000 cubic metres in volume). One tonne of CO2 would fill one of these hot air balloons.

Additional local carbon emissions

Carbon emissions embedded in the imported goods we consume locally are typically not counted. However, these goods are produced and then transported here because of our consumer demands. Imported emissions are so big they should not be hidden*.

* Note: Imported emissions are estimated based on the Total UK Goods & Services Greenhouse Gases imported emissions (Defra UK's Carbon Footprint 2016: 353mt CO2 eq) pro-rated based on Local Authority population size and assumed equal per capita consumption of imported goods and services across all Local Authorities.

CO2 emissions in total

1,348,628 tonnes

People in the local area

260,780

CO2 per person per year

5.2 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,409,836 tonnes

Source: BEIS Local Authority territorial CO2 emissions within the scope of influence of Local Authorities (2020).

Local carbon emissions by sector

In getting to net zero as quickly as possible, we need to look at how we do things differently in every sector.

(000t)

2018
2019
2020

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 1042 See all Initiatives

There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Aberdeenshire:

Climate Ready Aberdeenshire

Providing a shared vision, strategy and action plan for Aberdeenshire to mitigate climate change.

Aberdeenshire
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Cloud ZUoS

Balancing energy supply and demand to create a more efficient, renewable-friendly power network.

Aberdeenshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Community Woodlands Association

Supporting new and existing community woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.

Aberdeen City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Ugie Peatland Partnership

Restoring the exploited and degraded peatland ecosystem across the River Ugie catchment.

Aberdeenshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Glasgow Food Policy Partnership

Creating a fairer, healthier, more sustainable and resilient food system.

Glasgow City
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)

Supporting students and wider society to learn about, act and lead on sustainability.

Aberdeen City
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Glasgow Community Food Network

Creating a sustainable food city.

Glasgow City
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Targeted Climate Adaptation For The Most Vulnerable

Understanding where people are facing social deprivation and are most vulnerable to climate threats.

Dundee City
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy