Selby
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.

Local net-zero target date

Emergency not yet declared

Plan published

Not published yet

Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

Climate emergency declared

Not declared yet

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

655,513 tonnes

People in the local area

91,697

CO2 per person per year

7.1 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

467,501 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.

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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 Selby:

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

The Woodmeadow Initiative

Reversing dramatic wildlife decline by creating and inspiring woodmeadows across the UK.

Calderdale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

North & East Yorkshire Methodist Churches

Exploring the decarbonisation of Methodist Churches with help from the Rural Community Energy Fund.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Finance

Humber Industrial Cluster Plan

Defining the route for the Humber Industrial Cluster to reach net zero by 2040.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

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

Circular Yorkshire

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

Ryedale
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Leeds Greener School Meals

Reducing carbon emissions with greener school meals.

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

City of York Passivhaus Homes

Building Passivhaus homes, with properties warmed and powered without generating carbon emissions.

York
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy