Climate Change & Biodiversity

At the September 2023 meeting of the Parish Council it was agreed that the Council would:

  • Declare a climate emergency and develop a plan for what Breadsall can do to reduce our community’s impact on the planet
  • Use World Wildlife Fund calculator to calculate and compare Breadsall’s carbon footprint
  • Set up a Climate Change page on the website and promote ideas and actions individuals can take
  • Conduct a village survey to establish what people know about climate change and whether they are interested in getting involved.

The report in this section tells you about Breadsall’s carbon footprint – both the scale of the emissions and the main activities responsible for the emissions.

There are two ways of viewing the community’s carbon footprint: territorial based or consumption based.

Territorial footprints consider the emissions produced within our geographical boundary – such as from heating building transport, industry and agriculture – regardless of whether the residents in the community are engaged in or demand these activities – so for example through traffic not related to residents use of their cars is shown in this category.

Consumption footprints capture all the emissions produced as a result of the activities that residents of Breadsall engage in, regardless of where they geographically occur, for example emissions resulting from the clothes and household items they buy, the leisure activities they engage in and their travel behaviours. The consumption based footprint is based on household and address level data which is then aggregated up to the community level.

The report draws on more than 30 datasets to estimate the total amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly as a result of everyday human activities

If you want to understand more about the impact report you can click on this link: Impact | Community Carbon Calculator

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