CO2 emissions in Salford

How do Salford residents contribute to climate change?

We all contribute to the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere. Simple things like making unnecessary car journeys, not switching off lights and leaving the TV on standby all have an impact on the environment. The amount of CO2 each person releases into the atmosphere is known their 'carbon footprint'.

On average, each person in Salford produces a total greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 5 tonnes of CO2 per year, down from 6.7 tonnes in 2005.

Breakdown of CO2 emissions by sector (2013)

Sector CO2 emissions in Kilotonnes
Industry and commercial 459.3
Domestic 469.7
Transport 269.9
Grand total 1,198.9

Salford's CO2 emissions are 1,198,900 tonnes per year.

  • 38% of Salford's CO2 emissions are from factories, offices and shops
  • 39% of Salford's emissions are from households
  • 23% of Salford's emissions are from cars, lorries, vans and buses

Total local CO2 emission estimates

 Year Industry and commercial Domestic Transport Grand total  Population ('000s) Per capita emissions (tonnes)
2005 597.4 546.2 322.5 1,466.0 219.5 6.7
2006 593.5 545.8 314.6 1,453.8 221.9 6.6
2007 540.3 534.1 313.7 1,388.1 223.5 6.2
2008 548.8 532.7 301.5 1,382.9 226.8 6.1
2009 463.1 483.5 294.3  ,240.8 228.9 5.4
2010 513.3 512.3 288.1 1,313.7 231.8 5.7
2011 432.1 449.6 282.8 1,164.5 234.5 5.0
2012 484.3 482.5 276.8 1,243.7 237.1 5.2
2013 459.3 469.7 269.9 1,198.9 239.0 5.0

Unless stated the figures are in kilotonnes, (CO2 emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities).

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