Fermanagh and Omagh
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.

Local net-zero target date

2042

Plan published

September 2021

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

September 2020

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

841,877 tonnes

People in the local area

117,337

CO2 per person per year

7.2 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

622,669 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 Fermanagh and Omagh:

Wet Woods

Creating natural solutions to increase landscape resilience and benefitting farming communities.

Derry City and Strabane
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Forests For Our Future

Planting 18 million trees by 2030 to create 9,000 hectares of new woodland.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Tullychurry Forest

Trialling the cell bunding technique at a forest to bog restoration site.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Furniture Reuse Scheme

Reducing the amount of waste to landfill by diverting furniture and paint to reuse in the community.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Finance

Watch Them Grow

Enhancing Fermanagh and Omagh District's living spaces and the wellbeing of our residents.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Fermanagh & Omagh Separate Food Waste

Reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill and associated greenhouse gases.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Passive House Erne Campus

Demonstrating best practice in the built environment with the Passive House Premium standard.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Trees For Bees

Helping pollinators and people by planting heritage apple trees.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Trees For The Future

Planting trees and woodlands for biodiversity and people.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Wild About Meadows

Helping pollinators and people by managing sites as meadows.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Young Achievers

Enhancing and promoting biodiversity within local primary and post-primary educational settings.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Leave No Trace Schools Awareness Programme

Promoting responsible outdoor recreation through the Leave No Trace Principles.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

HANDIHEAT

Demonstrating how housing will prepare for the energy transition with sustainable solutions.

Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Collaborative Action For The Natura Network

Locking up carbon in Northern Ireland's bogs by blocking drains and re-wetting peatlands.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Biodiversity & Nature