1,390,728 tonnes

4 tonnes



Local warming stripes

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

  • White Rose Forest Action Plan
    Yorkshire and the Humber

    White Rose Forest Action Plan

    The White Rose Forest is working in partnership to plant millions of trees in North & West Yorkshire.

  • West Yorkshire EV Charging Network
    Yorkshire and the Humber

    West Yorkshire EV Charging Network

    Installing electric vehicle charging facilities for use by the public across West Yorkshire.

  • Leeds Electric Vehicles
    Yorkshire and the Humber

    Leeds Electric Vehicles

    Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles used by businesses and charities in Leeds.

  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service

    Spearheading dual-fuel hydrogen-powered vehicles in the local ambulance fleet.

    Renewable Energy