East Riding of Yorkshire

How the warming stripes work

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.

Climate emergency declared

Feb-21

Local net-zero target date

2050

Climate Action Plan published

Jan-21

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

What can we do?

As we know, the climate crisis is already here. The good news is that most of the solutions exist today. What’s really needed is more people to join in locally to make a bigger difference together.

  View the Climate Action Plan

Local greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Total emissions in 2021
Emissions reduction (2018 - 21)

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

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There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around East Riding of Yorkshire:

Sustainable Landscapes Humber Project

Using ‘pop-up rainforests’ to fight climate change, boost soil quality and reduce flood risk.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

North & East Yorkshire Methodist Churches

Exploring the decarbonisation of Methodist Churches with help from the Rural Community Energy Fund.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Transforming Waste

Transforming horticultural bi-products into a commercialisation opportunity.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Yorkshire Council Carbon Reduction

Reducing the Council's carbon emissions through the installation of energy efficiency measures.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Transport

Humber Industrial Cluster Plan

Defining the route for the Humber Industrial Cluster to reach net zero by 2040.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

INSECURE: Capturing Intergenerational Narratives of Coastal Change

Building resilience amongst younger people in coastal communities at risk from climate change.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Warrington Solar

Taking a commercial approach to public sector clean energy investment.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Finance

Living With Water

Transforming our relationship with water to become an international exemplar for flood resilience.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Hull To East Riding Cycle Routes

Implementing improvements to cycle links on key corridors between Hull and the East Riding.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport

Flood Innovation Centre

Helping businesses develop innovative services, processes and products in flood resilience.

Barnsley
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Orsted East Coast Hub

Providing clean, green electricity from offshore wind for over three million UK homes by 2022

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Holderness Drain

Reducing local flood risk and building long-term flood and climate resilience.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Yorkshire Council Flood Alleviation Scheme

Reducing flood risk in East Yorkshire.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment

Eltherington Waste Reduction Project

Building a better business future with less carbon and energy usage.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Blok Build

Lowering embodied carbon in the built environment through digital manufacturing.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Techbuyer IT Refresh

Charting a path towards greater circularity of IT equipment.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Make It Wild

Creating more wild space to allow nature to regenerate.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Harrogate Bus Company

Converting the local bus fleet to 100% electric-powered vehicles.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Energy

Green Jumper Day

Reducing carbon with Alec Walton from Green Jumper Day on the Zero Carbon Tour.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

fairandfunky

Empowering people to take steps on local sustainability in Yorkshire.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy