It’s been 12 months since Liverpool City Council declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to become a zero-emissions council by 2030.
These are the measures that have been introduced to reduce carbon emissions into our atmosphere:
- Electricity generated from a renewable source is now used across the council’s estate reducing carbon emissions by 14,000 tonnes
- 3,500 LED street lights fitted this year (and 27,000 since 2015) further reducing carbon emissions
- Introduced the UK’s largest low carbon refuse fleet – 20 new bin lorries – powered by Compressed Natural Gas. They emit 80% less carbon emissions and 90% less nitrogen oxide than diesel vehicles
- All street cleansing and vermin control fleets converted to electric power reducing carbon emissions by 1,000 tonnes
- A new bus hub and new bus routes which will save 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions
- Fitting 10km of permanent new cycle lanes
- Fitting 100km of temporary pop-up cycle lanes
- Trialling a walk/cycle to school pilot project to reduce car usage
- 5,000 new trees planted including 750 through the urban tree challenge fund
- Eight new wildflower meadows
- Two living green walls at St John’s Shopping Centre and Parr Street
- Floating islands ecosystems located in Sefton Park and Wapping Dock
Liverpool City Council is also working on a Climate Change Action Plan and a Clean Air Zone.
Keep an eye on Liverpool Express for regular updates on how the council is tackling the climate change emergency.