Cheltenham's carbon footprint

Cheltenham Borough Council's carbon footprint 2019-21

We have tried to be as thorough as possible when calculating the carbon footprint and widened the scope in 2020/21 to include emissions from both waste and water. This means that some of the reductions in gas consumption resulting from the reduction in the use of buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic were partially mitigated. This is presented next to our base year of 2019/20 as originally calculated, and the revised base year, which was calculated using the updated approach.

Cheltenham Borough Council's carbon footprint in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) 2020/21 and 2019/20
  2020/21 2019/20
(base year)
Scope 1 2,954 3,620 3,650
Scope 2 1,047 868 1,279
Scope 3 1,069 1,134 1,178
Total gross emissions 5,070 5,622 6,106

Cheltenham borough carbon footprint

This table shows the annual carbon footprint, in CO2e, of the borough. These figures comprise data from various sources including from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as well as some of our own data collection and extrapolation. The calculations include emissions from sources such as waste disposal, transport, and energy consumption in homes and businesses.

  2020 2019 2018
Total gross emissions 539,856 555,568 570,993