Kirklees
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

2038

Plan published

Not published yet

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

November 2019

Working together

We use data on Climate Action Plans fromĀ data.climateemergency.uk

If you have more recent Climate Action Plan information for this area, please contact mySociety atĀ [email protected]

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

1,492,238 tonnes

People in the local area

441,290

CO2 per person per year

3.4 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

2,340,331 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 Kirklees:

White Rose Forest Action Plan

The White Rose Forest is working in partnership to plant millions of trees in North & West Yorkshire

Bradford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

West Yorkshire Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Installing green electric vehicle charging facilities for use by the public across West Yorkshire.

Bradford
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport

Kirklees Climate Commission Youth Panel

Empowering young people to influence climate action in their local area.

Kirklees
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Streetbikes

Providing positive health and psychological wellbeing opportunities for a wide variety of people.

Kirklees
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Transport
  • Energy

Kirklees Climate Commission

Promoting partnership working and co-production on climate action.

Kirklees
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Leeds Electric Vehicles

Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles used by businesses and charities in Leeds.

Bradford
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Finance

Growing Resilience: Farm & Rural Liaison Project

Assisting farmers and rural communities to deliver sustainable land management.

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

Circular Yorkshire

Creating a green, circular economy through a Local Enterprise Partnership.

Ryedale
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy