Ryedale
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

2050

Plan published

November 2019

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

October 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

392,304 tonnes

People in the local area

55,629

CO2 per person per year

7.1 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

289,619 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 Ryedale:

Circular Yorkshire

Creating a green, circular economy through a Local Enterprise Partnership.

Ryedale
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

White Rose Forest Action Plan

The White Rose Forest is working in partnership to plant millions of trees in North & West Yorkshire

Bradford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Derwent Training Association

Implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility policy for tangible results.

Ryedale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

North Yorkshire Energy & Sustainability Service

Helping schools foster educational support on energy and sustainability for pupils.

Craven
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Ryedale Village Halls

Investigating the potential for solar PV on village halls linked to battery storage.

Ryedale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Project Purple

Working to make Hovingham a carbon-neutral community within the 2030s.

Ryedale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Yorkshire Community Anaerobic Digester

Using the town's food waste to power the town with renewable energy.

Ryedale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

North Yorkshire Warm Homes Fund

Reducing household emissions and energy bills by funding central heating installs for the fuel poor.

Hambleton
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Carbon Abatement Pathways

Modelling pathways to carbon negative for York and North Yorkshire.

Craven
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport