Kingston upon Hull
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

April 2020

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

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

1,035,224 tonnes

People in the local area

259,126

CO2 per person per year

4.0 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,398,248 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 Kingston upon Hull:

Greening Hull City Council's Fleet

Decarbonising Hull City Council's existing fleet of 300 vehicles.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport
  • Energy

Enertek International

Leading research and investment to develop hydrogen-compatible appliances and affordable heat pumps.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

HiiROC

Developing thermal plasma electrolysis technology for cost-effective hydrogen production.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

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

Humber Energy Skills Training Academy

Showcasing clean technologies and delivering the skills to work with them.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

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

Ideal Heating

Developing a UK product range of low carbon heating and hot water solutions.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

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

Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme

Providing SMEs in Hull with the ability to reduce their carbon emissions.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Finance

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

University of Hull

Reducing carbon with Daniel Parsons from the University of Hull on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

The Bio D Company

Reducing carbon with Lloyd Atkin from Bio D on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Transport

Absolutely Cultured

Reducing carbon with Lee Pitcher from Absolutely Cultured on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Kingston upon Hull
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture