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Borough of Broxbourne

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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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SectionBorough of BroxbourneAverage district council
Total score32%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
6/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
5/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
6/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
1/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

369.2 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

3.8 tCO2

per person

7.2 ktCO2

per km2

11%

Commercial

35%

Domestic

17%

Industry

2%

Public Sector

34%

Transport

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 Borough of Broxbourne 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
Adur District Council88%Yes2030July 18, 2019
London Borough of Havering87%YesNo targetNo
London Borough of Bexley87%NoNo targetNo
Essex County Council87%No2030No
Castle Point Borough Council86%NoNo targetNo
Spelthorne Borough Council85%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
London Borough of Barnet84%NoNo targetNo
Arun District Council84%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Watford Borough Council84%No2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Hillingdon83%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020

These councils are the most similar to Borough of Broxbourne 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
Ashford Borough Council92%Yes2030No
North Somerset Council90%Yes2030Feb. 19, 2019
Redditch Borough Council88%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council88%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Folkestone and Hythe District Council87%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council87%NoNo targetNo
Central Bedfordshire Council87%No2030March 5, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council86%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Worcestershire County Council86%Yes2030July 15, 2021
East Devon District Council86%Yes2040July 24, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with Borough of Broxbourne. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
London Borough of Enfield99%No2030July 8, 2019
East Hertfordshire District Council98%Yes2030No
Welwyn Hatfield Council98%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Epping Forest District Council97%Yes2030Sept. 19, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Borough of Broxbourne 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
Worthing Borough Council92%YesJuly 18, 2019
Midlothian Council92%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
London Borough of Wandsworth92%Yes2050July 17, 2019
Arun District Council91%No2030Jan. 15, 2020
Watford Borough Council91%No2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Hillingdon90%Yes2030Jan. 16, 2020
London Borough of Redbridge89%Yes2050June 20, 2019
City of London89%No2027No
North Warwickshire Borough Council89%No2030Oct. 22, 2019
Dartford Borough Council88%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Borough of Broxbourne 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
Castle Point Borough Council100%NoNo targetNo
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020
Torbay Council100%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Basildon Borough Council100%Yes2030No
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council100%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Spelthorne Borough Council100%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council100%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
London Borough of Havering100%YesNo targetNo
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council100%No2038March 28, 2019

Features

This council’s climate plan has been tagged with the following features:

Powers & Responsibilities

Borough of Broxbourne is a Non-Metropolitan District, 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.

    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.

    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
    Waste collection

    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 English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    broxbourne.gov.uk
    Borough of Broxbourne’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Borough of Broxbourne’s ‘carbon budget’ – their share towards meeting the UK’s Paris agreement targets.
    Friends of the Earth ‘Near You’ tool
    Discover climate groups in this area, data about Borough of Broxbourne’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Borough of Broxbourne. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/borough-of-broxbourne/ [Accessed 23 May 2022].

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