Hampshire’s carbon emissions​

Hampshire County Council has a target for the Hampshire area to be carbon neutral by 2050. To assess our progress towards this target, carbon emissions are tracked and reported annually. Understanding where carbon emissions are coming from in Hampshire helps the Council to understand priority areas of action for reducing emissions.

The latest emissions data relating to council operations can be found here.

Where carbon emissions come from in Hampshire​

Using Local Authority and Regional data provided by the government department, Department for Energy and Net Zero, it can be seen that Hampshire emitted 6,008.40 ktCO2e in 2021. This is a reduction of 46% since 2005.

Transport is responsible for the majority of emissions followed by household emissions, and the industrial and commercial sector.

For more information about the datasets and a detailed look at the trends, please take a look at the baseline carbon emissions report and the latest annual report.

Emissions report 2022

  • Transport
  • 47.04%
  • Household (Domestic)
  • 32.54%
  • Industrial and Commercial
  • 19.46%
  • Public sector
  • 3.75%
  • Agricultural
  • 2.27%
  • Waste Management
  • 0.99%

*The total emission percentages are over 100% as land use accounted for the removal of 6% of emissions in 2021.

The latest baseline emissions data

There is a two-year lag in data released by the government, which is why this year’s recorded emissions refer to 2021 results. The 46% reduction of emissions from 2005 to 2019 can be seen in the graph below.

In 2021, 6,023 ktCO2e of carbon dioxide emissions were released in Hampshire. Transport produced the greatest proportional percentage of emissions at 46.93%, followed by the household (domestic) sector at 32.46%.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Chart
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Chart 2021

This year, methane and nitrous oxide emissions were also analysed.

In 2021, 463.3 ktCO2e of methane emissions was released into the atmosphere in Hampshire. Agriculture had the greatest proportional percentage of methane emissions at 38.13%, followed by waste management at 36.74%.

In 2021, 261.9 ktCO2e of nitrous oxide was released into the atmosphere, due to activities in Hampshire. Agriculture had the greatest proportional percentage of methane emissions at 65.81%.

Methane Emissions Pie Chart 2021
Nitrous oxide emissions chart 2021

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