• 2011 Population: 776,200 (Derby County Council, 2011)
• Area: 2625 km2 (World Route Planner, 2014)
• Land Area Of East Midlands (%): 16%
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2005: 13.1 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2012: 10.8 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2005: 9790.0 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2012: 8347.6 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Key Climate Risks: Wildfires, Peat Drying Out, Soil Erosion, Loss Of Biodiversity, Flooding From Rivers, Surface Water Flooding
- Peak District National Park Authority
- Derbyshire Partnership Forum Climate Change Group
- Derbyshire County Council Adaptation
Have a look at the News and Resources tabs to see the work Climate East Midlands does to support local action.
17th September 2015
Derbyshire County Council hosted a peer learning day on 17 September for other local authorities to share their experiences in taking climate action
1st May 2014
The Peak Climate Change and Eco Festival is on this weekend in Cromford, nr Matlock, Derbyshire (1st - 4th May)
19th August 2013
To support farmers and land managers in the East Midlands to prepare for severe weather and climate change, Climate East Midlands has helped to organise and deliver a series of six half-day Soil Management workshops, held on farms in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire in August 2013. The workshops were delivered in partnership with the Farming Advice Service and the Environment Agency (Midlands). The main draw at each workshop was a soil expert who gave a talk and answered questions around at least one soil pit at each farm.
20th March 2013
On 12th March we held the last of the current series of business resilience workshops in the East Midlands. Our final port of call was Chesterfield in Derbyshire, and our hosts were Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce.
2nd October 2012
A set of nine case studies is published today which illustrate how local authorities across the East Midlands are adapting to the changing climate, during this year of weather extremes. Every city and county in the region is featured in the set and the geographical differences highlight the different climate risks that are faced by urban, rural, upland and coastal areas. This new resource is one of the outputs from the £950k East Midlands Climate Change Skills Programme, supported by East Midlands Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
5th September 2011
Derbyshire County Council is providing free energy monitoring kits to help local businesses find out which appliances use the most electricity, so that they can see where they can reduce their bills.
20th July 2011
Eight community projects from around the East Midlands have been awarded a small grant from the Community Skills part of the Skills Programme.
Free TCPA briefing event on the latest planning policy developments hosted by Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire LAEP
Join us at the Eco-Centre in Middleton-by-Wirksworth for the latest in our series of Peer Learning events in Derbyshire
Free workshops in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Staffordshire, aimed at companies regulated by the Environment Agency.
A series of 6 on-farm workshops are taking place duiring August for farmers and land managers.
Climate East Midlands is pleased to be supporting a Climate Change Conference for communities in Derbsyhire
Find out about the third annual Climate Week in March 2013
Free workshop for businesses, on 12th March 2013.
The second national annual Climate Week kicks off in March - see what’s happening
Adaptation Case Study for Derbyshire County Council | (pdf 982kb)
This looks at how the Council's severe winter weather plans have been improved in the light of recent cold winters.
Local Climate Impacts Profile for Derbyshire | (pdf 769kb)
Summary of research into the impacts of severe weather on Derbyshire public services
Impact Example: Peak District | (pdf 549kb)
Published alongside the first UK Climate Change Risk Asessment 2012 to illustrate how climate risk varies from one place to another (1 of a set of 18)
Community Skills Case Study: Sustainable Bakewell | (pdf 304kb)
A project that investigated the feasibility of a community owned hydropower scheme
Community Skills Case Study: Transition Chesterfield | (pdf 548kb)
Project that provided training in cycle maintenance and built a demonstration cargo bike
Community Skills Case Study: Sustainable Hayfield | (pdf 171kb)
Project that explored how to monitor and reduce domestic energy consumption
Carbon Reduction scenario report | (pdf 991kb)
Opportunities to reduce local emissions through maximising the use of biomass
Carbon Reduction scenario report | (pdf 1MB)
Opportunities to reduce local emissions via the Low Carbon Transition Plan
Carbon Reduction scenario report | (pdf 947kb)
Opportunities to reduce local emissions through maximising the use of solar energy
Carbon Reduction scenario report | (pdf 1.1MB)
Opportunities to reduce local emissions by matching national targets in Derbyshire