Nottingham
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

2028

Plan published

June 2020

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

If you have more recent Climate Action Plan information for this area, please contact mySociety atĀ [email protected]

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

1,038,635 tonnes

People in the local area

337,098

CO2 per person per year

3.1 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,746,387 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 Nottingham:

NET Trams

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

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

Nottingham Workplace Parking Levy

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

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

Nottinghamshire Green Homes

Retrofitting homes to tackle fuel poverty, increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

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

East Midlands Development Corporation Programme

Getting the future to work.

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

Trent Flood Technology

Building resilience to our at-risk communities, utilising advancements in technology.

Ashfield
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Nottingham Bike Aid

Supporting key workers in travelling safely and reliably to work using active travel.

Derby
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

School Streets

Increasing the number of students and parents or carers actively travelling to school.

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

Pulp Friction

Building healthy and aspirational aims within the framework of daycare and personal development.

Broxtowe
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Low Cost Carbon Capture

Demonstrating that carbon dioxide can be captured at low cost using advanced sorbent materials.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Flexiscale

Reducing carbon with Charles Rowley from Flexiscale on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Habbio

Reducing carbon with Adam Green from Habbio on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Gander's Goat

Reducing carbon with Ian Horton from Gander's Goat on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Nottingham
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Kids Against Plastic

Reducing carbon with Amy Meek from Kids Against Plastic on the Zero Carbon Tour.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Energiesprong

Retrofitting housing to reduce fuel poverty and meet our climate change responsibilities.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Greening NCH

Introducing an electric vehicle fleet to help Nottingham achieve its carbon neutral ambitions.

Nottingham
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Transport

Trent Basin Community Energy

Demonstrating a subsidy-free business model for integrating renewables in new housing developments.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Solutions for Aircraft Electrification Leadership (SAEL)

Driving net zero carbon aviation through a global aircraft electrification technology framework.

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

Notts Green Rewards

Helping Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City residents take action to reduce their carbon footprint.

Ashfield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Heritage Eco-Office Provision

Helping companies flourish by providing a holistic approach to office sustainability.

Nottingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy