About our level of greenhouse gas emissions, and view our current 2020/21 audit
Our carbon audit report
Our carbon audits cover the financial year and are reported on a yearly basis. We use Official Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) greenhouse gas reporting conversion factors to calculate our emissions.
Here at the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk:
- The base year for our audit is 2009/2010. This is the earliest data that we have available to us. Our emissions have reduced by 59% from our base year.
- We started an annual carbon audit programme in 2018/2019. Previous greenhouse gas emissions were reported until 2014/2015, in line with earlier guidance.
- We emitted 2,997.0 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) in the 2019/2020 financial year. This is a 33% reduction from our 2019/2020 audit.