• 2011 Population: 694,900 (Northamptonshire County Council, 2014)
• Area: 2,364 km2 (World Route Planner, 2014)
• Land Area Of East Midlands (%): 14%
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2005: 9.7 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2012: 8.0 tonnes per capita (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2005: 6366.6 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Local Carbon Dioxide Emissions Under The Influence Of Local Authorities 2012: 5614.9 kt CO2 (DECC, 2014)
• Key Climate Risks: Flooding from rivers and Surface water flooding
• Northamptonshire’s Climate Change Strategy 2010 – 2014
• Northamptonshire Climate Change Officer Group (NCCOG)
Have a look at the News and Resources tabs to see the work Climate East Midlands does to support local action.
23rd March 2015
Northamptonshire County Council has launched an online toolkit to assist communities, individuals, land owners, businesses and flood risk management authorities with improving county-wide flood resilience.
17th December 2014
Climate East Midlands has published a new business resilience case study, focusing on the Granary Hotel near Daventry in Northamptonshire, and what they have done to reduce flood risk to their premises.
2nd May 2014
Climate East Midlands teamed up with Northamptonshire County Council and the NFU to deliver a half-day soil management workshop for farmers in Northamptonshire, on 30th April 2014. The workshop built on the success of our soil management workshops held last August in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The Northants workshop combined presentations with in-field demonstrations of soil structure using soil pits.
4th February 2014
Towards the end of January 2014, Climate East Midlands ran two further business resilience workshops in Corby and Derby. Blasts of severe weather have become the norm for our resilience workshops: in Corby we had heavy rain and in Derby we had snow. Both workshops received positive feedback and the participating businesses left with a better understanding of how they could act to increase their resilience to severe weather and climate change.
18th November 2013
On 14th November 2013, Climate East Midlands engaged businesses in the Daventry area on resilience to severe weather and climate change. The workshop was held at The Granary Hotel on the beautiful Fawsley Estate, just south of Daventry. The workshop was delivered in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, and included speakers from the Environment Agency and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
21st October 2013
The Greener Northants website is a partnership website designed to bring together the wide range of environmental projects, news and events going on in Northamptonshire. It was launched on 9th October 2013 at the Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership’s inaugural annual conference.
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.
1st September 2011
The University of Northampton’s new iCon Environmental Innovation Centre in Daventry is a beacon for environmental innovation in the UK and beyond. The iCon has achieved an ‘excellent’ rating from BREEAM, the leading assessment method for the environmental performance of buildings. The building has also received two design awards, in 2010 a Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and in 2009 the Milton Keynes-South Midlands Excellence Award.
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 soil management workshops to help farmers improve their productivity and resilience
This free workshop for farmers is being organised in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and the NFU.
A free business resilience workshop will take place in Corby on 28th January 2014.
Inaugural conference of the Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership at Northampton University on Wed 9th October
A half-day workshop for businesses in Northamptonshire, on 27th November 2012.
Local Climate Impacts Profile for Northamptonshire | (pdf 844kb)
Summary of research into the impacts of severe weather on Northamptonshire public services
Wind turbine development at Boddington Reservoir | (pdf 753kb)
Decentralised energy case study
Low Carbon Schools case study: Oakley Vale Primary School, Corby | (pdf 938kb)
Using renewable technologies to reduce energy costs
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: LCTP | (pdf 1MB)
Low Carbon Transition Plan Scenario for Northamptonshire County Council
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Biomass | (pdf 992kb)
Biomass Focus Scenario for Northamptonshire County Council
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Solar | (pdf 944kb)
Solar Focus Scenario Report for Northamptonshire County Council
VantagePoint Modelling Scenario Report: Meeting National Targets | (pdf 1.1MB)
Meeting the National Targets Scenario for Northamptonshire County Council