Leicester

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

Feb-19

Local net-zero target date

2025

Climate Action Plan published

Jan-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 Leicester:

'Connecting Leicester' Programme

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

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

Low Carbon Business Network

Helping pro-environmental businesses on their clean growth and zero carbon journey.

Derby
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Transport

Sustrans School Streets

Increasing students and parents or carers who actively travel to school locally, across the UK.

Derby
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Built Environment

A Moment Of Change

Increasing the number of employees travelling actively to work.

Derby
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Built Environment

Previsico

Predicting and preventing flood impacts through next generation flood forecasting.

Birmingham
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Finance
  • Transport

Magna Park Lutterworth

Developing and managing more environmentally and socially responsible logistics parks.

Leicester
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

De Montfort University

Promoting sustainability across the higher education sector.

Leicester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy

Leicestershire LED Street Lighting

Replacing traditional street lights with LED lights.

Leicester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Finance