Swansea

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

Jul-19

Local net-zero target date

2030

Climate Action Plan published

Not published yet

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.

 

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 Swansea:

Community Energy Together

Transferring seven operational solar farms into community ownership.

Isle of Wight
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Finance

Egin

Supporting communities in Wales to tackle climate change.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

You and CO2

Educating secondary school students about climate change mitigation through storytelling.

Denbighshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Transport

Circular Economy Innovation Communities

Supporting public sector organisations to develop solutions and deliver Circular Economy benefits.

Caerphilly
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

Marine Power Systems

Revolutionising the way in which we harvest energy from the world’s oceans.

Swansea
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy

Llys Nini Environmental Project

Providing biodiversity and community wellbeing.

Bridgend
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Eco Home at Limitless Energy

Showcasing home renewable energy that doesn’t cost the earth.

Swansea
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Egni Co-operative

Fighting climate change, reducing electricity costs and keeping money in the Welsh economy.

Newport
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE)

Testing and driving forward next generation technologies to help reduce carbon emissions from Welsh

Bridgend
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

SUSU's Green Impact

Working within the Green Impact programme to become carbon neutral by 2035.

Swansea
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

SUSTAIN Steel

Delivering the research to create carbon-neutral, resource-efficient UK steel supply chains.

Sheffield
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture