Liverpool
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

September 2021

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

January 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

1,645,801 tonnes

People in the local area

500,474

CO2 per person per year

3.3 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

2,621,928 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 Liverpool:

Farm Urban

Growing tasty, sustainable greens from an urban, vertical farm.

Liverpool
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

Warmer Privately-Rented Properties

Improving energy efficiency standards for rented properties.

Liverpool
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

ERDF Retrofit

Delivering an innovative housing retrofit project across the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Liverpool City Region Community Environment Fund

Funding environmental projects to improve the Liverpool City Region and the lives of its people.

Halton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Finance
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

SP Energy Networks

Reducing carbon with Tom Walsh and Mark Sobczak from SP Energy Networks on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Liverpool
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Save Our Bees

Improving biodiversity and the local environment to help save our bees and pollinators from decline.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Liverpool City Region Net Zero Public Engagement

Engaging the public to understand perceptions of visions for a net zero carbon life by 2040.

Halton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport

Liverpool City Region Green Homes Grant Retrofit

Funding retrofits to reduce carbon emissions, make homes energy efficient and reduce fuel poverty.

Halton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

ULEMCo

Reducing carbon with Amanda Lyne from ULEMCo Ltd on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Liverpool
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Energy

End Furniture Poverty

Reducing carbon with Claire Donovan from End Furniture Poverty on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Liverpool
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Cycle Of Life

Reducing carbon with Ibe Hayter from Cycle of Life on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Liverpool
  • Air pollution
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Clean Air Crew

Providing a fun and interactive educational website to teach school children about air pollution.

Halton
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Urban GreenUP

Testing nature based solutions in urban areas to tackle future predicted climate change impacts.

Liverpool
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport

Paddington Village Heat Network

Providing networked heat and energy to the Paddington Village development in Liverpool.

Liverpool
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

North West LAD2

Embedding a social value target into the Local Authority Delivery 2 housing retrofit programme.

Knowsley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Princes Park Tree Marker Posts

Installing marker posts beside 150 trees with QR codes linking to tree information on our website.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

HyNet North West & North Wales

Removing and replacing fossil fuels with low carbon hydrogen to fuel industry, transport and homes.

Cheshire West and Chester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

The Natural Curriculum Hub, Liverpool John Moores University

Promoting the use of Forest School and outdoor learning approaches.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

SLUG: South Liverpool Urban Garden

Transforming derelict land into an outdoor community space and garden in Garston, Liverpool.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature