We all have a role to play in addressing climate change by reducing our carbon dioxide emissions, or ‘carbon footprint’. Portsmouth City Council is working with public and private businesses, voluntary organisations and residents, to raise awareness of climate change issues, and how people can live in a sustainable way while continuing to enjoy a good quality of life.
The council has prioritised certain issues. Read below how it is tackling each issue and how you can help.
Reducing Portsmouth’s carbon footprint
The city’s carbon footprint has reduced by 10% over the last five years but, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to reduce this again by about 60% by 2050. So we have a lot to do. If the whole world lived like we do in Portsmouth, we’d need the support of three planet earths to survive!