East Suffolk Council conducts an annual audit of the emissions arising from its estates and activities. In 2020/21, total emissions, at 5105 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), were down by 1190 tCO2e. That is a reduction of 18.9% from 2019/20.
The chart below shows the council’s total emissions for each of the last five years. For the years 2016/17 to 2018/19, the data for the former districts of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney (which joined to form East Suffolk Council in 2019/20), are combined. Over this period, the council’s emissions overall have reduced by 37%.
The pie chart below shows the council’s total emissions for 2020/21 according to the contribution made by various activities. Note that the three largest contributors (fleet, housing stock and leisure centres) are collectively responsible for 84% of the emissions. For this reason, the council’s emissions reduction plans will focus on these key aspects.
For more information see our East Suffolk Council Greenhouse Gas Report 2020/21.