Dundee City
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

December 2019

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

July 2019

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

584,686 tonnes

People in the local area

148,820

CO2 per person per year

3.9 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

797,271 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 Dundee City:

Targeted Climate Adaptation For The Most Vulnerable

Understanding where people are facing social deprivation and are most vulnerable to climate threats.

Dundee City
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Dundee Naturalised Grasslands

Providing biodiversity and naturalised grassland areas within city parks for pollinators.

Dundee City
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

ReDiscover Dundee

Increasing outdoor physical activity for physical, mental and social wellbeing through eTrikes.

Dundee City
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Non Domestic Energy Efficiency Programme

Reducing carbon emission and achieving agreed monetary saving against capital contract value.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Green Health Partnership

Improving people’s lives by encouraging them to get outside and active in local green spaces.

Dundee City
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Dundee EWI

Installing external wall insulation on hard to treat buildings to improve energy efficiency.

Dundee City
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Dundee Eco Schools

Engaging with Dundee schools to provide support and resources on their Eco Schools journeys.

Dundee City
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

The EV City

Reducing transport emissions through the introduction of electric vehicles across the city.

Dundee City
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport

Dundee Celebrates COP26

Celebrating COP26 and raising awareness of climate action in Dundee through engaging events.

Dundee City
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Dundee Climate Action Plan

Co-designing a partnership action plan to tackle the climate emergency.

Dundee City
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy
  • Transport

Scrap Antics

Reducing carbon with Rio Moore from Scrap Antics on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Dundee Climate Emissions Modelling

Modelling Dundee's greenhouse gas emissions with ClimateView software.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Dundee Coastal Flood Protection Scheme

Constructing a flood protection scheme to protect a Dundee Community.

Dundee City
  • Excessive consumption
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

St Mary's Primary School

Reducing carbon with Karen Boath on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Creative Dundee

Reducing waste with Jade Anderson from Creative Dundee on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Dundee Food Growing Strategy

Encouraging people to grow their own food in Dundee.

Dundee City
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Decarbonising Dundee

Using green space and zero carbon technologies to decarbonise sports centres.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Angus Cycle Hub

Reducing carbon with Scott Francis from Angus Cycle Hub on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Angus
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Transport

Moby The Whale

Reducing waste in schools by creating a whale sculpture made from reclaimed materials.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Dundee Council Waste Reduction

Reducing waste in Dundee City Council offices.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Dundee City Schools Recycling

Increasing recycling in Dundee city schools.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Dundee City Council

Reducing carbon with Bryan Harris and Lynne Short from Dundee City Council on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dundee City
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Dundee Heritage Trust

Reducing carbon with Deirdre Robertson on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Chris Law

Reducing carbon with Chris Law from Dundee West on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Dundee City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Advanced Plastics Recycling

Providing innovative solutions to the huge problem of systemic failures in waste plastics recycling.

Angus
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Community Woodlands Association

Supporting new and existing community woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.

Aberdeen City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy