North West Leicestershire
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

2050

Plan published

November 2019

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

July 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

742,858 tonnes

People in the local area

104,809

CO2 per person per year

7.1 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

529,306 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 North West Leicestershire:

Rewilding Soar Valley

Creating a landscape rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by all.

North West Leicestershire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

East Midlands Development Corporation Programme

Getting the future to work.

Broxtowe
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Recycle More

Providing a food waste collection service to 4,000 households.

North West Leicestershire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport

National Forest Nature For Climate

Doubling forest creation in the National Forest for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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

Measham Energy Project

Identifying the feasibility of adopting renewable energy at in the Measham community.

North West Leicestershire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy

NET Trams

Offering a green, convenient and affordable way to travel through Nottingham and surrounding areas.

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

NE Derbyshire Energy Efficient Social Housing

Making council homes more energy efficient.

North East Derbyshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Nottingham Workplace Parking Levy

Cutting congestion and funding public transport, with a workplace parking levy.

Nottingham
  • Air pollution
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Finance
  • Transport