Author(s): Haq, G.; Owen, A.
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The aim of the study is to determine the carbon footprint of York residents and show how this varies throughout the city. It builds upon a 2002 study to assess the ecological footprint of York. The study identifies those York neighbourhoods that have the greatest potential to reduce their carbon footprint.
Green streets: The Neighbourhood Carbon Footprint of York
The York Green Streets Challenge is a joint project between City of York Council, York Environment Partnership and Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York.
The 15-month campaign, started in June 2009, is funded by the Without Walls Partnership Local Authority Delivery Fund and will be co-ordinated by the Stockholm Environment Institute.
York Green Streets will provide a comprehensive assessment of York’s carbon footprint and the city’s contribution to national emissions of carbon dioxide, the key gas responsible for climate change. It will identify neighbourhoods which could do more to reduce their carbon emissions, and encourage them to form Green Street teams to take part
in a city-wide competition to achieve a 10% reduction in their carbon footprint in 2010.