County Durham


2,017,241 tonnes

4 tonnes



Local warming stripes

These warming stripes, created by Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading), show the temperature change in County Durham, 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.

County Durham

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 County Durham.

  • Magic Hat Café and Kitchen
    NE England

    Magic Hat Café and Kitchen

    Bringing people together to tackle the food waste problem in the North East.

    Food & Agriculture
  • Durham Chargepoint Delivery
    County Durham

    Durham Chargepoint Delivery

    Making public EV chargepoints more accessible in order to promote electric vehicles.

  • Durham’s Plastics Pledge
    County Durham

    Durham’s Plastics Pledge

    Eliminating all unnecessary single-use plastics.

    Buildings & Places
  • Greener Heating
    NE England

    Greener Heating

    Providing rural, off grid homes with renewable, clean heating systems.

    Renewable Energy