Mid and East Antrim

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

Not declared yet

Local net-zero target date

Emergency not yet declared

Climate Action Plan published

Not published yet

Climate Action Plan scope

Not known

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.

 

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 Mid and East Antrim:

Hydrogen Training Academy

Supporting a greener future through skills and training in the hydrogen sector.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Wrightbus

Producing world-leading hydrogen-powered and battery-electric double decker buses in Antrim.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Jubilee Farm

Practicing and promoting care farming, community-supported agriculture, and conservation education.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Sullatober Household Recycling Centre

Redeveloping a Household Recycling Centre in Carrickfergus.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Sustainable Food Places

Exploring and addressing food issues across the borough.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Keeran Moss Peatland Restoration

Restoring a 30-hectare peatland site for biodiversity and carbon storage.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Christmas Toy Container

Delivering pre-loved toys to families in need at Christmas time.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

MEA4Trees

Committing to planting 58,000 native trees, one for each household in the borough.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Mid & East Antrim Community Fridge Network

Funding and supporting a borough-wide community fridge network.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Carnfunnock Country Park

Re-introducing the native red squirrel to Carnfunnock Country Park.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Water Efficiency Antrim

Reducing water consumption in Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Flooding & drought
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Sustainable Parks Antrim

Improving access to and range of biodiversity in County Antrim's green spaces.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Forests For Our Future

Planting 18 million trees by 2030 to create 9,000 hectares of new woodland.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Islandmagee Energy Storage

Delivering the vision for enabling a net zero hydrogen economy in Northern Ireland.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

CIRCUS Programme

Supporting social enterprises to develop products involving circular economy waste streams.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Finance
  • Circular Economy

Digital Deposit Return Scheme

Demonstrating proof of concept of a Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) for drinks containers.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Finance

Energy Detectives

Helping our primary school 'Energy Detectives' investigate where electrical energy is being wasted.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Mid & East Antrim School Uniform Scheme

Promoting sustainability through gifting of pre-loved school uniform items.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Safe, Warm And Well

Supporting local residents to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce energy costs.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy

Smart H2

Validating and modelling the renewable H2 value chain and adapting to need.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Native Oyster Restoration

Deploying native oyster nurseries to enhance biodiversity in Northern Ireland.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Greenisland Allotment Gardens

Promoting wellbeing and food security through more sustainable, local cultivation.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture