East Riding of Yorkshire
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

2050

Plan published

January 2021

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

February 2021

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

1,701,496 tonnes

People in the local area

343,201

CO2 per person per year

5.0 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,816,424 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 East Riding of Yorkshire:

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

UN Schools Activity Day

Highlighting the impact of climate change and role of sustainable development.

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

Techbuyers

Reducing carbon with Astrid Wynne from Techbuyers on the Zero Carbon Tour.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy

Make It Wild

Reducing carbon with Christopher Neave from Make it Wild on the Zero Carbon Tour.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Transdev

Reducing carbon with Alex Hornby from Transdev captured on Planet Mark's Zero Carbon Tour.

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

Beverley Park Homes

Reducing carbon with David Hall from Beverley Park Homes on the Zero Carbon Tour.

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

fairandfunky

Empowering people to take steps on local sustainability in Yorkshire.

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