Cheshire West and Chester
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

2045

Plan published

January 2020

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

May 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

1,843,304 tonnes

People in the local area

343,823

CO2 per person per year

5.4 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,805,240 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: 1044 See all Initiatives

There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Cheshire West and Chester:

Bretton Hall Community Solar Farm

Creating the largest community solar farm in the UK.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Finance

Delivering Network Visibility

Providing access to electricity network data to accelerate the connection of low carbon technology.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport

Encirc

Reducing carbon with Adrian Curry from Encirc on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Chester University

Reducing carbon with Joseph Howe from University of Chester on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Cirrus

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

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

Winsford Town Council EV

Reducing the carbon footprint of Winsford Town Council through the use of an electric vehicle.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Finance

Net Zero Cheshire

Helping businesses wishing to decarbonise their buildings learn from our experience.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

HyNet North West & North Wales

Removing and replacing fossil fuels with low carbon hydrogen to fuel industry, transport and homes.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Chester Community Energy

Supplying clean, community-owned, renewable electricity to public leisure centres.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Finance

Protos

Clustering together innovative technologies in energy generation and resource management.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

West Cheshire Trees For Climate

Transforming landscapes across West Cheshire with woodland creation and habitat restoration.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture