In order to measure our impact on Climate Change we can use carbon footprints which record how much carbon dioxide (CO2) we emit as individuals, households and businesses.

By measuring your carbon footprints, you can see how your actions contribute to climate change. From this, you can see what areas can be improved to reduce your overall impact.

What does one tonne of carbon equate to?

It can be hard to calculate what a tonne of carbon looks like in our everyday lives. The picture below gives you an idea.

a picture showing the scale of one tonne of carbon

What does Falkirk Council's Emissions look like?

In 2017/2018, our carbon footprint totaled 44,282 tonnes of CO2e. The emissions associated with the buildings electricity and gas consumption account for the majority of the carbon footprint (58%).

a pie chart showing Falkirk's Carbon emissions

What does my carbon footprint look like?

You can calculate your own carbon footprint by taking the What is your ecological footprint? test developed by the Global Footprint Network.