Vale of Glamorgan

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

Mar-20

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.

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Local greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Total emissions in 2021
Emissions reduction (2018 - 21)

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

Total published on Carbon Copy across the UK: 985 See all Initiatives

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

Gwyrddio Penarth Greening

Building a sustainable community in Penarth by planning and supporting local environmental projects.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Project Zero

Making the Council carbon neutral by 2030.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Porthkerry Country Park Rewilding

Improving the biodiversity of the old golf course to benefit wildlife and people.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Salix Finance

Supporting energy saving and decarbonisation projects in the public sector in Wales.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Finance
  • Energy

Our Health Meadow

Designing and developing a flagship therapeutic healthcare facility with the community.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Llandough Bird Sanctuary

Turning a disused tennis court into a peaceful, natural haven for birds and wildlife in Llandough.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Llandough Allotments Biodiversity Group

Supporting wildlife and greater biodiversity in the village of Llandough.

Vale of Glamorgan
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Enabling more people to cycle through the provision of education, recycled bikes and repairs.

Caerphilly
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Transport
  • Circular Economy