New Carbon Footprinting Tool for Parish Councils Under Development

In partnership with Midlands Energy Hub, the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is in the process of developing a tool that will enable parish councils and local communities to estimate baseline carbon emissions for their area. This will be calculated using information about energy use, travel behaviours and the consumption of goods and services modelled at household level and scaled up to better reflect individual communities.

The tool will help parish councils develop locally appropriate carbon reduction strategies that focuses on big-emissions sectors rather than low-impact activities.

If you're a parish councillor or clerk who would be interested in trialling the prototype tool/providing feedback later in the year, please email