Harborough
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

2030

Plan published

December 2019

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

July 2019

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

425,455 tonnes

People in the local area

93,807

CO2 per person per year

4.5 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

485,294 tonnes

Source: BEIS Local Authority territorial CO2 emissions within the scope of influence of Local Authorities (2019).

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)

2017
2018
2019

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 1038 See all Initiatives

There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Harborough:

Harborough Energy

Helping to deliver affordable community-owned clean energy across Harborough district.

Harborough
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Rewilding Soar Valley

Creating a landscape rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by all.

North West Leicestershire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

NET Trams

Offering a green, convenient and affordable way to travel through Nottingham and surrounding areas.

Nottingham
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport

NE Derbyshire Energy Efficient Social Housing

Making council homes more energy efficient.

North East Derbyshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Nottingham Workplace Parking Levy

Cutting congestion and funding public transport, with a workplace parking levy.

Nottingham
  • Air pollution
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Finance
  • Transport

'Connecting Leicester' Programme

Doubling cycling rates and boosting bus journeys by 10% in Leicester.

Leicester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport

Spotless Garments

Providing sustainable low-carbon laundry services through wide-reaching initiatives and technology.

Buckinghamshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Barton Farms Direct Drilling System

Reducing cultivations and enhancing change into controlled traffic farm practises

Bassetlaw
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature