Herefordshire

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

Jul-19

Local net-zero target date

2030

Climate Action Plan published

Aug-20

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

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 Herefordshire:

Herefordshire Natural Flood Management

Working with communities and landowners to reduce flood risk and deliver multiple benefits.

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

Schools Energy Audit

Providing advice to schools on how to reduce energy usage and cut carbon emissions.

Herefordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

TravelFund

Providing sustainable travel grants for businesses.

Herefordshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport

Herefordshire Archive & Records Centre

Demonstrating great value and future-proofing the County's archive and record centre

Herefordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

LED Street Lighting Herefordshire

Saving energy, carbon and money by upgrading street lighting to LED.

Herefordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Beryl Bikes

Providing easy access to sustainable travel for everyday journeys in Hereford.

Herefordshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Energy

Greening Hereford

Helping increase the tree canopy of Hereford by planting trees and increasing biodiversity.

Herefordshire
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Marches Renewable Energy

Providing grants to organisations to carry out renewable energy projects.

Herefordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Finance