Oldham
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

2025

Plan published

March 2020

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

June 2019

Working together

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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

690,209 tonnes

People in the local area

237,628

CO2 per person per year

2.9 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,249,377 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 Oldham:

GM Business Green Scene

Helping businesspersons (in GM) collaborate with others motivated by the green transition.

Bolton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

GMCA Smart Energy Plan

Boosting jobs, improving housing and lowering emissions through an integrated Smart Energy Plan.

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

Metrolink Emission-Free Light Rail System

Providing Greater Manchester an efficient and environmentally-friendly way to travel city region.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Oldham Minewater District Heating

Securing a local, renewable heat source for Oldham Town Centre businesses and residents.

Oldham
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Go Neutral Call-Off Framework

Decarbonising our city region and delivering social value and inclusive growth.

Bolton
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Carbon Neutral Greater Manchester Public Sector Estate

Providing GM's public sector with a decarbonisation plan and toolkit to target carbon neutral 2038.

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

Greater Manchester Local Energy Market

Designing a local area energy market which is informed and validated for the benefit of consumers.

Bolton
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Transport

Renew Hub

Bringing reuse on an industrial scale to Greater Manchester, leading towards a circular economy.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment