Shropshire
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

January 2020

Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

Climate emergency declared

May 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

1,463,892 tonnes

People in the local area

325,415

CO2 per person per year

4.5 tonnes

Additional local carbon emissions

1,690,534 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: 1042 See all Initiatives

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

Marches Renewable Energy

Providing grants to organisations to carry out renewable energy projects.

Herefordshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Finance

Ludlow21 Carbon Reduction

Establishing the economic viability of shared-loop ground source heat pumps in rural areas.

Shropshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Finance

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Collecting surplus food from supermarkets and redistributing it within the community.

Shropshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

TreOffice Sustainable Printing Solutions

Reducing power consumption and minimising waste.

Ashford
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Climania - the Climate Action Board Game

Educating, engaging and advocating for built environment climate adaptation and mitigation.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Urban Biochar & Sustainable Materials Demonstrator

Converting tree waste into biochar to enable carbon capture.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Previsico

Predicting and preventing flood impacts through next generation flood forecasting.

Birmingham
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Finance
  • Transport

Scrubbee

Achieving a more circular cosmetic industry by upcycling by-products.

Birmingham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy