Scottish Borders


610,613 tonnes

5 tonnes



Local warming stripes

These warming stripes, created by Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading), show the temperature change in Scottish Borders, from 1884 to 2023. 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.

Scottish Borders

See how we'll protect ourselves from climate breakdown

Council Scorecard

Climate Emergency UK’s Council Action Scorecard covers the important actions that this council is taking towards net zero. You can see where the council is performing well and not so well – and compare progress to other councils.

Action Gap

dedlyne’s tracker is a data-driven projection of Net Zero attainment, reframing how we speak about Net Zero in a simple, easily understood manner. It clearly shows any gap between target and progress based on the projected Net Zero year.

High-impact, low carbon initiatives

Discover the amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies in and around Scottish Borders.

  • ThermaFy
    Scottish Borders


    Using thermal imaging technology to improve home energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and bills.

    Buildings & Places
  • Sustainable Selkirk
    Scottish Borders

    Sustainable Selkirk

    Reducing carbon emissions, saving energy and promoting sustainable travel.

    Buildings & Places
  • Restoring Glenlude
    Scottish Borders

    Restoring Glenlude

    Turning a former farm and plantation into a mosaic of native habitats.

  • Community Woodlands Association
    Aberdeen City

    Community Woodlands Association

    Supporting new and existing Community Woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.