The Azimuth Project
Carbon Roadmap

Executive summary

  1. In 2012, Birmingham’s CO2 emissions decreased by 18.4%, against a 1990 baseline. This is an increase in CO2 emissions since 2011 when there was a 23.6% reduction
  2. The industry and commercial, and domestic sectors have experienced an increase in CO2 emissions since 2011, but transport emissions have continued to decrease.
  3. Birmingham’s emissions continue to be dominated by industry and commercial (41.8%) and domestic CO2 emissions (37.4%). Transport emissions now account for 20.8% of total emissions within the local authorities’ scope and control.
  4. Birmingham’s CO2 emissions are now BEHIND the projected year-on-year reduction target set from 2005 - 2027.
  5. The increased CO2 emissions between 2011 and 2012 may be explained by 2012 being a COLDER than average year, with a higher number of degree days than any other year between 2005 – 2012. This could result in an increased energy usage to heat buildings.