Ceredigion
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

March 2019

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

March 2020

Working together

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

If you have more recent Climate Action Plan information for this area, please contact mySociety at [email protected]

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

392,201 tonnes

People in the local area

72,895

CO2 per person per year

5.4 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

396,108 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 Ceredigion:

Maes Gwenfrewi Biodiverse Town Centre Park

Improving the biodiversity of and access to a popular town centre park.

Ceredigion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

IBERS Energy Crop Biology

Increasing energy crop yield, resilience, and carbon sequestration potential.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Warp It!

Reducing waste and helping others recycle more at Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Carmarthenshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Finance

Green Health Wales

Connecting, learning, and transforming healthcare to improve sustainability in Wales.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Living Wales

Ensuring operational use of Earth observations for monitoring Wales’ landscapes.

Ceredigion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Industrial Hemp

Researching how industrial hemp can reduce carbon levels and offer sustainable materials.

Ceredigion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Climate Shops in Lampeter and Aberystwyth

Creating a new way of shopping that doesn’t harm the natural world.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Wastewater Heat Recovery: Dŵr Uisce

Researching ways to stop water-related energy going down the drain in the built environment.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

National Plant Phenomics Centre

Investigating how plants react to climate change.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Cambrian Wildwood - Coetir Anian

Restoring habitats and species, connecting people with wildlife and wild places.

Ceredigion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Penparcau Planting Project

Providing a community garden to grow food, tackle food poverty and create a wildlife area.

Ceredigion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature