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Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Sept. 5, 2019.

Climate pledges

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Climate Plan Scorecard

This council’s climate plans as of 20th September 2021 were assessed and scored by trained Climate Emergency UK volunteers, as part of the Council Climate Plan Scorecards project.

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Angus Council scored zero points in this assessment. This is because the council either didn’t have any published plans at the time of the assessment, or the plans didn’t qualify.

SectionAngus CouncilAverage single tier council
Total score0%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.9/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
2.1/4

Emissions reduction projects

Local authorities in Scotland are required to publish yearly data on their compliance with their climate change duties – including the emissions reduction projects they are undertaking.

See all of Angus Council’s projects

52

Projects

10.0 ktCO2 per year

Total annual emissions savings

£750,299

Total capital cost

Emissions data

536.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.6 tCO2

per person

0.2 ktCO2

per km2

35%

Transport

35%

Domestic

16%

Industry

6%

Agriculture

5%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

Data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy “subset dataset”, representing carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Angus Council in terms of emissions profile, deprivation, rural/urban population density, and geographical nearness. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
South Ayrshire Council84%No2045No
Fife Council80%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Stirling Council80%YesNo targetOct. 3, 2019
Northumberland Council79%Yes2030June 11, 2019
Midlothian Council79%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
East Lothian Council79%No2045Aug. 27, 2019
Carlisle City Council77%No2030March 5, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council77%Yes2030No
Cumbria County Council76%Yes2050No
The Highland Council76%No2025May 9, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Angus Council in terms of their emissions profile, based on the latest data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
East Riding of Yorkshire Council90%No2050Feb. 24, 2021
South Ayrshire Council90%No2045No
West Lindsey District Council85%Yes2050No
Gwynedd County Council84%No2030March 7, 2019
Northumberland Council83%Yes2030June 11, 2019
North Norfolk District Council83%Yes2030April 24, 2019
Argyll and Bute Council82%Yes2045No
North Yorkshire County Council82%Yes2030No
Stirling Council81%YesNo targetOct. 3, 2019
East Lindsey District Council81%Yes2040No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Dundee City Council96%Yes2045June 24, 2019
Fife Council92%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Aberdeenshire Council91%No2045No
Aberdeen City Council88%Yes2045No
Perth and Kinross Council88%No2045No
East Lothian Council88%No2045Aug. 27, 2019
The Moray Council88%Yes2030June 27, 2019
City of Edinburgh Council87%Yes2030Feb. 7, 2019
Midlothian Council86%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
Clackmannanshire Council86%NoNo targetAug. 19, 2021

These councils are the most similar to Angus Council in terms of the proportion of their population living in high deprivation, medium deprivation, and low deprivation neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Wychavon District Council97%Yes2050No
Essex County Council97%Yes2030No
Malvern Hills District Council96%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Maidstone Borough Council96%No2030April 10, 2019
Staffordshire County Council95%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Colchester Borough Council95%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Lewes District Council95%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Dorset Council94%No2040May 16, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council94%Yes2030July 8, 2019
West Sussex County Council94%Yes2030April 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Angus Council in terms of the proportion of their population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Somerset West and Taunton Council94%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
Ashford Borough Council94%Yes2030No
Mendip District Council93%Yes2030Feb. 25, 2019
Derry City and Strabane District Council92%Yes2045June 27, 2019
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council91%NoNo targetNo
Melton Borough Council91%No2030July 17, 2019
Cherwell District Council91%No2030July 22, 2019
South Ayrshire Council90%No2045No
Test Valley Borough Council90%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council90%NoNo targetSept. 9, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Angus Council is a Unitary Authority, with powers over:

Council buildings and staff

Climate actions might include:

  • making council offices more energy efficient
  • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
  • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    Environmental health

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing industrial emissions through air quality enforcement
    • bringing up insulation and energy efficiency standards through enforcement of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and Decent Homes Standard 2000, for cold and damp conditions in private rental and social housing

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Passenger transport

    Climate actions might include:

    • encouraging bus and private hire operators to use low-emission vehicles, through licensing requirements or Clean Air Zones
    • incentivising bus use by improving routes, timetables, and ticket prices through ‘Enhanced Partnerships’ with operators
    • proposing to central government the development of light rail / tram networks that integrate, rather than compete, with other modes of transport in the area

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Planning and building control

    Climate actions might include:

    • imposing reasonable requirements that new developments comply with energy efficiency standards and get a proportion of their energy from local, renewable sources (Planning and Energy Act, 2008)
    • incorporating additional energy performance standards into their Local Plan, for new works that require planning permission
    • using Area Action Plans to guide development proposals towards lower carbon emissions or more cycling and walking routes, for example
    • enforcing legislation that requires private rental properties to be of Energy Efficiency Rating E or above (Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2015)
    • funding energy efficiency improvements on existing homes, through initiatives such as Green Homes Grants

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Schools and libraries

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing the carbon footprint of civic buildings through better insulation and renewable energy use
    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
    • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    • encouraging eco-clubs at schools
    • using school land to plant trees and hedgerows, or to grow food

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • setting energy standards above building regulations (Planning and Energy Act, 2008)
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock through loans
    • where councils operate their own social housing, prioritising energy efficiency – for example, by requiring Passivhaus standard for newly built schemes

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Spending, procuring, and investing

    Climate actions might include:

    • embedding carbon impact assessment as part of the council’s budgeting and financial accountability process
    • utilising Public Works Loan Board loans or the Business Rates Retention Scheme to invest in emissions-reducing capital projects that otherwise wouldn’t get funded
    • specifying low carbon equipment and practices when procuring for relevant services from suppliers
    • prioritising positive environmental impacts during procurement, through the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
    Transport planning

    Climate actions might include:

    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ like walking and cycling by creating or widening footways and cycleways
    • incentivising Electric Vehicle use by assigning street space to EV charging
    • disincentivising the use of fossil fuel cars through congestion charging,low-traffic neighbourhoods, or the reduction of parking space

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Waste collection and disposal

    Climate actions might include:

    • establishing ‘Joint Waste Solutions’ with neighbouring councils, to get more value out of waste, recycling, and street cleaning contracts
    • running marketing campaigns to encourage residential recycling, reuse, and waste minimisation

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Read more about local authority powers across the UK, at The Institute for Government.

    More about this council

    angus.gov.uk
    Angus Council’s official homepage.
    @AngusCouncil
    Angus Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Angus Council’s ‘carbon budget’ – their share towards meeting the UK’s Paris agreement targets.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Angus Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/angus-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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