Borough of Newham has smallest carbon footprint

Residents of the London borough of Newham have the smallest carbon footprint in the UK, while the City of London has the largest, a municipal analysis has found.

Researchers also discovered that an area’s carbon footprint may be determined by how people live, rather than where they live.

Increases in household car use, advanced education and income were all factors which led to a larger carbon footprint.

Carbon footprints were slightly lower for urban areas compared to rural areas.

Researchers drew their conclusions from datasets that documented the distribution of lifestyle types across the UK’s municipalities.

Read more at Institute of Physics