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East Dunbartonshire Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2045

“East Dunbartonshire Council recognises the need for urgent and decisive action on climate change and will set new carbon reduction targets in 2020 via the Council’s revised CMP, which will set out how the Council will contribute to the substantially more ambitious targets that are included in the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019, including the need for a 75% reduction in emissions by 2030, a 90% reduction by 2040 and net-zero by 2045. ”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 2022

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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SectionEast Dunbartonshire CouncilAverage single tier council
Total score57%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
8/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
10/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
6/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
3/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
3/5
0.9/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
4/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
3/4
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 East Dunbartonshire Council’s projects

30

Projects

3.1 ktCO2 per year

Total annual emissions savings

£10,118,957

Total capital cost

Emissions data

343.2 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.2 tCO2

per person

2.0 ktCO2

per km2

51%

Domestic

30%

Transport

9%

Commercial

6%

Industry

4%

Public Sector

1%

Agriculture

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 East Dunbartonshire 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
East Renfrewshire Council90%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
Renfrewshire Council78%No2030June 27, 2019
South Lanarkshire Council77%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
West Lothian Council75%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council74%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Chorley Council73%No2030Nov. 19, 2019
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)73%Yes2025May 22, 2019
City of Edinburgh Council73%Yes2030Feb. 7, 2019
City of York Council73%No2030March 11, 2019
Warrington Borough Council73%Yes2030June 7, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Dunbartonshire 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
Mansfield District Council84%No2040March 5, 2019
East Renfrewshire Council84%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
Hart District Council82%Yes2040Sept. 1, 2019
Gedling Borough Council82%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
South Lanarkshire Council82%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council81%Yes2030July 17, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council81%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Dacorum Council81%Yes2050July 17, 2019
Burnley Borough Council80%No2030July 10, 2019
Wirral Council80%No2030July 15, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Glasgow City Council99%Yes2030May 16, 2019
East Renfrewshire Council96%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
North Lanarkshire Council96%Yes2030June 20, 2019
West Dunbartonshire Council96%Yes2045May 29, 2019
Stirling Council96%YesNo targetOct. 3, 2019
Renfrewshire Council96%No2030June 27, 2019
Falkirk Council94%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Inverclyde Council93%NoNo targetNo
Clackmannanshire Council93%NoNo targetAug. 19, 2021
East Ayrshire Council93%No2030No

These councils are the most similar to East Dunbartonshire 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
City of York Council98%No2030March 11, 2019
Rochford District Council98%Yes2030No
Oxfordshire County Council97%No2030April 2, 2019
Surrey County Council96%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Bromsgrove District Council96%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Buckinghamshire Council96%No2050No
Blaby District Council96%Yes2030No
East Renfrewshire Council95%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
Mole Valley District Council95%No2030June 18, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Dunbartonshire 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
Pendle Borough Council99%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Peterborough City Council98%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Swansea City Council98%No2030June 27, 2019
East Renfrewshire Council98%No2040Aug. 13, 2020
Darlington Borough Council97%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Renfrewshire Council97%No2030June 27, 2019
Tees Valley Combined Authority97%NoNo targetNo
Charnwood Borough Council97%Yes2030No
Swindon Borough Council97%Yes2030No
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council97%No2040Sept. 19, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

East Dunbartonshire 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

    eastdunbarton.gov.uk
    East Dunbartonshire Council’s official homepage.
    @EDCouncil
    East Dunbartonshire Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check East Dunbartonshire 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: East Dunbartonshire Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/east-dunbartonshire-council/ [Accessed 5 Oct 2022].

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