1,037,486 tonnes

4 tonnes



Local warming stripes

These warming stripes, created by Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading), show the temperature change in Sunderland, 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.


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 Sunderland.

  • Northumbria University Energy Futures Programme
    NE England

    Northumbria University Energy Futures Programme

    Working together across departments and faculties towards a sustainable energy future.

    Renewable Energy
  • Stronger Shores
    NE England

    Stronger Shores

    Quantifying how nature-based solutions can reduce coastal erosion and flood risk.

  • Electric Vehicle Mobility Hub

    Electric Vehicle Mobility Hub

    Encouraging the use of sustainable transport through a new 'one-stop' mobility hub.

  • Common Ground

    Common Ground

    Bringing people from all backgrounds together through gardening to improve the environment.

    Food & Agriculture