Climate Change

Our progress - Emmissions

Plan emmissions

The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero annually publish Green House Gas emissions data for all local authorities. The most recent data demonstrates that in 2021, Welwyn Hatfield borough was responsible for 599.0 kt of CO₂e. The council, as an organisation, is responsible for less than 1% of borough wide emissions, however we understand the part we must play in helping others reduce emissions through our sphere of influence.

Transport was the largest emissions source in 2021 (36%), followed by domestic energy use (28%), commercial energy use and Industrial energy use (both 12%), public sector (7%), waste management (2%) and agriculture (2%). Land use, land use change and forestry resulted in carbon sequestration of 2%.

Our progress