Pembrokeshire
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

2030

Plan published

May 2019

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

December 2018

Working together

We use data on Climate Action Plans from data.climateemergency.uk

If you have more recent Climate Action Plan information for this area, please contact mySociety at [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

673,601 tonnes

People in the local area

126,751

CO2 per person per year

5.3 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

668,042 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 Pembrokeshire:

Pembrokeshire Share, Repair, Reuse Network

Reducing waste and promoting a culture of reuse and repair.

Pembrokeshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Warp It!

Reducing waste and helping others recycle more at Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Carmarthenshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Finance

Car-y-Mor

Improving coastal environment and supporting local communities through regenerative ocean farming.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Barti And The Big Blue

Investigating the real-world benefits of planting carbon-absorbing seaweed forests in our seas.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

Engaging with community groups and young people to facilitate conversations about climate change.

Gwynedd
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport

META: Marine Energy Test Area

Accelerating growth in the marine energy sector, providing a real-sea testing facility.

Pembrokeshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Pembroke Net Zero Centre

Producing green hydrogen and generating renewable energy from floating wind.

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

Circular Economy Innovation Communities

Supporting public sector organisations to develop solutions and deliver Circular Economy benefits.

Caerphilly
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Bombora Wave Power

Developing clean technology to safely and economically access marine renewable energy resources.

Pembrokeshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Transition Bro Gwaun

Setting up practical projects that the community wants and the natural environment needs.

Pembrokeshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Egni Co-operative

Fighting climate change, reducing electricity costs and keeping money in the Welsh economy.

Newport
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom

Exploring how zero carbon hydrogen and renewable electricity can meet Milford Haven Waterway’s needs

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

Coastal Communities Growing Together

Encouraging communities along Milford Haven waterway to plant trees and help fight climate change.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The BioComposites Centre (BC) ERL Controlled Growth Room

Helping decarbonise industrial sectors in Wales and across the UK.

Cardiff
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Repair Cafe Wales

Supporting communities to run repair cafes to fix household items for free and reduce waste.

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

Hydrogen Use For Electricity

Researching how to transition from natural gas to hydrogen for electricity production.

Cardiff
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Cwm Arian Renewable Energy (CARE)

Establishing a low carbon economy and all of the benefits that come with it in Cwm Arian

Pembrokeshire
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Brithdir Mawr Housing Co-op

An off-grid intentional community focused on low-impact living, self-sufficiency and education.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Plant Pembrokeshire

Planting 1,300 trees in Pembrokeshire to improve ecosystem resilience.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Ty Solar Zero Carbon homes

Addressing energy poverty and wellbeing in housing via the use of solar energy and timber build.

Pembrokeshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Seagrass Ocean Rescue

Restoring seagrass meadows off the Welsh coast to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

Pembrokeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Biodiversity & Nature