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Some simple actions you can take..

To understand what are the most effective actions we can take, let’s look at where our emissions come from…

UK average carbon use – 13.5 tonnes

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  • Food (diet with meat and dairy)
  • Travel (with car and plane)
  • Goods we buy
  • Utilities and heating
  • Societal emissions on our behalf

This is a typical example of how our CO2 emissions break down – though everyone is different.

The UK average is 13.5 tonnes of CO2 emitted per year, including the goods we buy that are imported from abroad.

According to the UN, by 2030 the average net emissions must reduce to just 2.3 tonnes, per person, per year.


Below are some simple actions, concentrating on things that are the biggest threats to future wellbeing:

  • Green house gas emissions
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Inequality
  • Pollution of the soil, air and sea
  • Soil depletion

Please see the references section at the bottom for information sources of this page.