Countries & councils have declared a climate emergency.
It's time for all UK households to do the same.
Emissions - 2019
Industrial & Waste Processes
Land Use (LULUCF)
The UK has almost 29 million homes and they are amongst the oldest and least energy efficient houses in Europe. Increasing amounts of precious energy is wasted in heating and cooling these leaky buildings.
In order for the UK to meet legal obligations under the Climate Change Act and commitments under the Paris Agreement to stay below 1.5C, emissions from heating and powering homes must be reduced by 78% in less than 15 years and then to zero by 2050.
Almost 20% of the total UK carbon equivalent emissions comes from our homes. As well as decarbonising our energy sources, almost every home needs to be upgraded, or retrofitted, to some extent to improve energy efficiency. That's one home every 35 seconds from now to 2050. The scale of the task can not be underrated.
This is why we need you!
We are launching this campaign to highlight the extent of the problem of emissions from homes in the UK and to put pressure on our elected representatives to do something about it. We hope to inform and empower anyone with an interest in how they can be part of the solution.
80% of UK homes in use by 2050 have been built already.
Homes being built even today are not up to standard to meet zero carbon targets.
Homes are important because 90% of our time is spent indoors.
Retrofit is key to tackling climate breakdown.