Essential Website Maintenance – Thursday 9th January 2020

We will be carrying out essential website maintenance in the afternoon which will affect some functionality. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience the work may cause and will do all we can to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Decarbonisation Plan

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We’re aiming to be a net zero carbon council by 2030. Find out about our Decarbonisation Plan.
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Conwy’s Decarbonisation Plan

Following the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019, we have developed a decarbonisation plan to show the route to becoming a net zero Local Authority by 2030. This will be delivered through the Climate Challenge Programme.

  1. Define scope of activities and emission sources to be included in the programme.
  2. Calculate the baseline emissions to be used as the start of the journey to net zero.
  3. Model the scenarios which will achieve the highest carbon reduction.
  4. Deliver projects within the Climate Challenge Programme.


Scope 1 emissions

  • Fuel used by Council owned and operated buildings
  • Gas used by combined heat and power plant
  • Fuel used by Council vehicles and plant

Scope 2 emissions

  • Grid electricity used by Council owned and operated buildings
  • Grid electricity used by street lighting and CCTV

Scope 3 emissions

  • Water supply and treatment for Council owned and operated buildings
  • Business travel
  • Staff commuting
  • Waste from Council operations
  • Purchasing of goods and services
  • Energy use by leased assets

The baseline – 2019/20 emissions (tCO2e – tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)

Emission sources 2019/2020 emissions (tCO2e)



Business travel






Street lighting and CCTV


Supply chain




Total emissions


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