Redcar and Cleveland
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

Not published yet

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

March 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

781,117 tonnes

People in the local area

137,228

CO2 per person per year

5.7 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

728,583 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: 1044 See all Initiatives

There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around Redcar and Cleveland:

Tees Flex - a demand response transport solution for Tees Valley

Making travel greener through a safe, reliable, on demand DRT bus sharing service for you!

Darlington
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport

Tees Valley SME Energy Efficiency

To reduce energy use, cut emissions and save money, through fully-funded energy efficiency advice

Darlington
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Tees Valley Industrial Decarbonisation Cluster Plan

Developing a roadmap to decarbonise Teesside's Industrial Cluster by 2040

Darlington
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

RCVDA Social Community Housing

Providing affordable high-quality, low-carbon, lifetime, community-led housing.

Redcar and Cleveland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Northumbrian Water Harnessing 'Power from Poo'

Creating biogas to feed into the gas network, reducing water treatment emissions and costs.

Redcar and Cleveland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Creation of one of the world's largest windfarms

Redcar and Cleveland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Banks Renewables

Building a growing portfolio of onshore wind farms to produce clean energy and cut greenhouse gases.

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

Thirteen Recycling Centre

Opening a waste management and ecology centre to reduce waste to landfill by 95%.

Darlington
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

DRD Power

Using waste heat from manufacturing processes to reduce carbon emissions and create clean energy.

Darlington
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Warm Homes Fund

Reducing fuel poverty in the Tees Valley.

Darlington
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Tees Valley Bike Buddy Scheme

Giving people the confidence to cycle to work or another regular local journey

Darlington
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Wheel Women Tees Valley

Giving women the skills and confidence to cycle more for their everyday journeys and for leisure.

Darlington
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport