Between 2008 and 2013, we put a carbon management plan in place to help us reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. By March 2013, we had reduced them by 23 per cent. We are now working on a new energy reduction plan to build on this success.
Greenhouse gas emissions
From 2011 onwards, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) requires local authorities to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions from their estate and operations in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an internationally recognised method for measuring greenhouse gas emissions. A copy of the 2016/17 annual greenhouse gas emissions report is available to download here. The report shows that between 2009/10 and 2016/17 council greenhouse gas emissions fell by 23 per cent.
Last reviewed: 20 - 07 - 2017