Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Apr-19

Local net-zero target date

2030

Climate Action Plan published

Sep-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 Newcastle upon Tyne:

Magic Hat Cafe and Kitchen

To challenge the food waste problem in the North East and across wider UK

County Durham
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

Northumbria University Energy Futures Programme

Working together across departments and faculties towards a sustainable energy future.

Gateshead
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

WBD EnviroNovember

Implementing Womble Bond Dickinson's EnviroNovember calendar to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Bryce Energy Services

Helping businesses plan and implement greater energy efficiency.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

The Algorithm People

Using AI to deliver fleet optimisation to generate savings and efficiencies.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Space Architects

Designing sustainable buildings and helping to decarbonise the construction sector.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy

Space Group

Reducing our business's carbon footprint.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Mott MacDonald

Working together in local markets to achieve carbon neutral status.

County Durham
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Energi Coast Skills Group

Building a skilled workforce for the offshore wind industry in North East England.

County Durham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Newcastle Net Zero Schools

Delivering a decarbonised and efficient school estate across Newcastle.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Connected Energy

Providing energy storage and control systems to organisations; powered by recycled EV batteries.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Chestnut Bio

Eliminating single-use plastics in forestry by replacing them with a biodegradable alternative.

County Durham
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

VOLTRA

Flipping the switch on game-changing electric vehicles in the North East.

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

SmartCarbon Calculator

Measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of Newcastle hospitals.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy

Recyke y'bike

Saving unwanted bikes from landfill by working with volunteers to refurbish them.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport