Causeway Coast and Glens
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.

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

910,941 tonnes

People in the local area

144,943

CO2 per person per year

6.3 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

771,756 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 Causeway Coast and Glens:

Rathlin Island Ferry

Reducing carbon with Mary O'Driscoll from Rathlin Island Ferry on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Rathlin Island Community Interest

Reducing carbon with Michael Cecil from Rathlin Island Community Interest on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Salthouse Eco Hotel

Reducing carbon with Nigel McGarrity on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Forests For Our Future

Planting 18 million trees by 2030 to create 9,000 hectares of new woodland.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Ballykelly Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

Providing a Ballykelly community with sustainable wastewater treatment.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Garron Bog Restoration

Restoring and enhancing Northern Ireland's largest area of blanket intact bog.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Bovalley Community Association

Helping vulnerable and elderly residents to remain safe and supported during the Covid pandemic.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy

GenComm

Validating and modelling the renewable H2 value chain and adapting to need.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

CABB Garron Plateau

Restoring Northern Ireland's largest expanse of blanket bog.

Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature