Coventry
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

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 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

1,093,376 tonnes

People in the local area

379,387

CO2 per person per year

2.9 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,899,292 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 Coventry:

TreOffice Sustainable Printing Solutions

Reducing power consumption and minimising waste.

Ashford
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Climania - the Climate Action Board Game

Educating, engaging and advocating for built environment climate adaptation and mitigation.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Creating Changemakers

Engaging the next generation in food sustainability through workshops in primary schools.

Coventry
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

GBSLEP Low Carbon Grants

Supporting innovative projects in the West Midlands to lower carbon emissions.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Childbase

Reducing carbon with Mark Bird from Childbase on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Buckinghamshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Net Zero Neighbourhoods

Demonstrating street-by-street retrofit across housing tenures and neighbourhood regeneration.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Regional Energy System Operator

Accelerating decarbonisation in Coventry by unlocking the benefits of smart local energy systems.

Coventry
  • Air pollution
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Coventry Very Light Rail

Delivering an innovative, affordable, very light rail system using the latest automotive expertise.

Coventry
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

UKBIC & West Midlands GigaFactory

Enhancing the local battery ecosystem, from research to manufacturing.

Coventry
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Coventry City Council – Solar PV Self-Supply

Reducing carbon emissions by self generation of electricity for public buildings in Coventry.

Coventry
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Finance

Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme

Supporting SMEs in shifting towards a low carbon economy.

Coventry
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Finance

Urban-Air Port

Enabling advanced air mobility through innovative infrastructure.

Birmingham
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

COV Zero

Promoting local, independent and sustainable living in Coventry.

Coventry
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature