South Somerset

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

Jun-19

Local net-zero target date

2025

Climate Action Plan published

Sep-21

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

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

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

FareShare South West

Connecting the dots between food poverty and waste from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

Somerset Climate Action Network

Enabling the changes needed to bring down emissions whilst adapting to climate change in Somerset.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Flooding & drought
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Charity Super.Mkt

Minimising waste from fashion, whilst helping charities do good.

Birmingham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Share and Repair

Helping local people and communities reduce carbon, waste and landfill.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

Plant One

Helping to restore the Celtic rainforest by planting more woodland habitats in Cornwall.

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

Young Green Briton Challenge

Building knowledge, skills and opportunities for green change-making in schools.

Birmingham
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Stroud Brewery Hop Club

Using beer to connect people to local food & drink production, community and the cycles of nature.

Stroud
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Eden Project

Inspiring citizenship over consumption through education, in order to care for this planet.

Cornwall
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture