Rossendale

How the warming stripes work

Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year, relative to the average temperature over the period as a whole. Shades of blue indicate cooler-than-average years, while red shows years that were hotter than average. The stark band of deep red stripes on the right-hand side of the graphic show the rapid heating in recent decades.

Climate emergency declared

Sep-19

Local net-zero target date

2030

Climate Action Plan published

Jul-20

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

What can we do?

As we know, the climate crisis is already here. The good news is that most of the solutions exist today. What’s really needed is more people to join in locally to make a bigger difference together.

  View the Climate Action Plan

Local greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Total emissions in 2021
Emissions reduction (2018 - 21)

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 985 See all Initiatives

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

Project Cranium

Providing metrics to make better and more informed decisions on people and buildings.

Bury
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

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

UrbanScape

Building a community garden to reduce fly tipping.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Fylde Resilience Community Project

Increasing connectivity between private, public and 3rd sectors to deliver local Climate Action Plan

Blackpool
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

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

The Bee Network

Creating a comprehensive, fully joined up city cycling and walking network.

Manchester
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
  • Built Environment

Farm Urban

Growing tasty, sustainable greens from an urban, vertical farm.

Liverpool
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • 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