Allerdale
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

2030

Plan published

April 2021

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

September 2019

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

542,469 tonnes

People in the local area

97,831

CO2 per person per year

5.5 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

522,116 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 Allerdale:

Buttermere Community Hydro

Creating a low visibility, low impact renewable energy scheme in Buttermere.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Transport

Cumbria Youth Climate Summit

Providing young people in Cumbria an opportunity to learn about, share and inspire climate action.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

James Cropper PLC

Reducing carbon emissions with Mark Cropper and Richard Graham on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Allerdale
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Cumbria Action For Sustainability

Promoting low carbon living with Karen Mitchell on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Shed 1 Distillery

Placing sustainability at the heart of small batch gin distilling.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

The Rebuild Site: Rethink, Reclaim, Reuse

Reducing waste in construction by putting surplus materials to good use

Allerdale
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Cumbria LED Street Lighting

Reducing carbon emissions from street lighting whilst protecting the Cumbrian dark skies.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Workington Paperboard Mill

Reducing carbon emissions at a paperboard mill using local biomass CHP.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Cumbria Carbon Literacy

Building understanding of climate science solutions, ability and motivation to reduce emissions.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Chimney Sheep

Saving energy and money for customers by producing chimney blockers made from felted Herdwick wool.

Allerdale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Lake District National Park Fleet

Reducing carbon emissions by replacing diesel cars with electric vehicles.

Allerdale
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Energy