636,655 tonnes

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Local warming stripes

These warming stripes, created by Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading), show the temperature change in Bedford, from 1884 to 2023. Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year, relative to the average temperature over the period as a whole. Shades of blue indicate cooler-than-average years, while red shows years that were hotter than average. The stark band of deep red stripes on the right-hand side of the graphic show the rapid heating in recent decades.


See how we'll protect ourselves from climate breakdown

Council Scorecard

Climate Emergency UK’s Council Action Scorecard covers the important actions that this council is taking towards net zero. You can see where the council is performing well and not so well – and compare progress to other councils.

Action Gap

dedlyne’s tracker is a data-driven projection of Net Zero attainment, reframing how we speak about Net Zero in a simple, easily understood manner. It clearly shows any gap between target and progress based on the projected Net Zero year.

High-impact, low carbon initiatives

Discover the amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies in and around Bedford.

  • Bedford Green Technology & Innovation Park

    Bedford Green Technology & Innovation Park

    Regenerating an unused area to provide the Council with renewable energy.

    Renewable Energy
  • Priory Country Park

    Priory Country Park

    Demonstrating a range of energy and water-saving methods which could be applied to other buildings.

    Buildings & Places
  • Bedford Boatslide Hydro Power Facility

    Bedford Boatslide Hydro Power Facility

    Re-establishing the traditional use of hydropower to deliver sustainable power in Bedford.

    Renewable Energy
  • RE:FIT Bedford

    RE:FIT Bedford

    Retrofitting buildings with energy efficiency measures to cut running costs and carbon emissions.

    Buildings & Places