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Broxtowe Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 17, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2027

“In July 2019, we declared a Climate Change Emergency and committed to the ambitious reduction of the Borough’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2027.”

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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SectionBroxtowe Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score28%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
5/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
2/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
2/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
2/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

501.2 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

4.4 tCO2e

per capita

6.3 ktCO2e

per km2

Latest CO2 estimates from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. County and combined authority data combined from constituent authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe Borough 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
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Amber Valley Borough Council76%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Charnwood Borough Council75%Yes2030No
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council74%Yes2030No
Cheshire West and Chester Council74%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Erewash Borough Council74%No2050No
Cheltenham Borough Council74%Yes2030Feb. 18, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council72%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council72%No2030May 27, 2021
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council72%Yes2030April 3, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe Borough 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
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2030Oct. 30, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council84%NoNo targetNo
West Lancashire Borough Council82%Yes2030July 17, 2019
West Lothian Council81%YesNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council81%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council78%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Burnley Borough Council77%No2030July 10, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council77%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Tees Valley Combined Authority77%NoNo targetNo
Isle of Wight Council76%Yes2030July 24, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Nottingham City Council98%Yes2028Jan. 21, 2019
Erewash Borough Council98%No2050No
Ashfield District Council98%NoNo targetNo
Amber Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council96%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Derbyshire County Council94%Yes2032No
Nottinghamshire County Council94%No2030May 27, 2021

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe Borough 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
Kent County Council97%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Cambridge City Council95%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
Aberdeen City Council95%Yes2045No
South Derbyshire District Council94%Yes2030June 27, 2019
South Ribble Borough Council94%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Dacorum Council93%Yes2050July 17, 2019
London Borough of Bexley92%NoNo targetNo
Fylde Borough Council92%NoNo targetNo
Hertfordshire County Council92%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Gloucestershire County Council92%Yes2030May 15, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe Borough 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
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Adur District Council100%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Woking Borough Council100%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Fareham Borough Council100%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council100%Yes2030Dec. 4, 2019
Basildon Borough Council100%Yes2030No
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020
Ashfield District Council100%NoNo targetNo
Runnymede Borough Council100%YesNo targetOct. 17, 2019
Borough of Broxbourne100%YesNo targetNo

Powers & Responsibilities

Broxtowe Borough Council 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.

    Social housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • prioritising energy efficiency when building new council-operated social housing schemes – for example, through the Passivhaus standard
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, through loans from the local authority

    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

    broxtowe.gov.uk
    Broxtowe Borough Council’s official homepage.
    @broxtowebc
    Broxtowe Borough Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Broxtowe Borough Council’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 Broxtowe Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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