Cheshire East
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

2025

Plan published

January 2020

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

February 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

1,860,922 tonnes

People in the local area

386,667

CO2 per person per year

4.8 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

2,028,817 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 Cheshire East:

Cheshire East Heat Networks

Installing heat networks across the borough to reduce fossil fuel consumption

Cheshire East
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Engaging our communities to improve their carbon footprint

Engaging and empowering the community to improve the carbon footprint of the borough

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

Enhancing natural capital - Cheshire East nature based insettling

Delivering nature based initiatives to offset carbon emissions

Cheshire East
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Project Vanguard

Building a green hydrogen production facility at the Council's Environmental Hub.

Cheshire East
  • Air pollution
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Transport

The Tatton Group

Reducing carbon with Anette McDonald from Tatton Group on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Cheshire East
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Cirrus

Reducing carbon with Clare Hayward from Cirrus on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Cheshire East
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Congleton Hydro Project

Installing and operating a 65kW turbine on the River Dane to generate electricity for local use.

Cheshire East
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Advanced Bacterial Sciences

Boosting efficiency, remediate pollution and regenerate natural systems using bacterial solutions.

Bolton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture