Council climate action and emissions summary 2022-23

Borough emissions

In the council’s first Climate Action Plan, approved in March 2022, the council pledged to support the whole borough to work toward Net Zero by 2038.

Progress towards this can be tracked by using national data for the borough’s “territorial” greenhouse gas emissions.

Emissions from transport, domestic and commercial sources are the biggest emitters, and therefore need to be a focus of council efforts across the borough.

All sectors have reduced their carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions during this time - mostly due to national changes in how electricity is produced, with more renewable energy being made.

The council will continue to work with businesses, residents and visitors to help continue this trend and achieve the 12.8% reduction each year to greenhouse gas emissions required for the path to net zero by 2038.

One example of this support has been the Warmer Homes, Better Health project jointly funded by Carbon Offset funds and Public Health. The most recent evaluation showed 666 assessments completed during 2022/2023.

There are confirmed lifetime carbon savings of 1693 tonnes from the small measures that have been installed. Additionally, support has been provided to residents for large measure grant applications - if these are successful there are potential savings of 6445 tonnes over the 15 year lifetime of the installed measures.

Last Modified: 31/10/2023 14:06:46