Your carbon footprint


By now, most of us are aware what our 'carbon footprint' is (or 'carbon bumprint', as one ChiC peep likes to call it). But what does that actually mean in terms of every day life?

At present, the average British citizen is responsible for about 9.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

The government's target is to reduce the 1990 level of UK emissions by 80% by the year 2050, which means that we need to reduce the domestic figure by the same, or more, to acheive this overall target.

2010: The year for 10:10

Calculate your personal emissions for 2009, and find ways to reduce it by 10% by the end of 2010. See the 10:10 site for more

We are in currently in the stage of updating this area of the site, but in the meantime, click on the images (right) for a basic breakdown of how to calculate your domestic carbon and CO2 emissions.

We've also put together some links to online carbon calculators to help you begin working out your own carbon impact.