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East Staffordshire Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Aug. 17, 2020.

Council only pledge for 2040

“Reduce Carbon Emissions from our own activities to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2040.”

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 Staffordshire Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score24%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
1/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
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
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

692.5 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

5.8 tCO2

per person

1.8 ktCO2

per km2

11%

Commercial

25%

Domestic

26%

Industry

3%

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 East Staffordshire 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
Amber Valley Borough Council84%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council83%Yes2032No
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council83%No2030April 3, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council83%No2030May 27, 2021
Staffordshire County Council83%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Leicestershire County Council81%No2030May 15, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council81%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council80%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Worcestershire County Council80%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Lancashire County Council80%No2030Feb. 28, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Staffordshire 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
Shropshire Council - Unitary93%No2030May 16, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council90%Yes2050No
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council89%NoNo targetNo
Mendip District Council87%Yes2030Feb. 25, 2019
Norfolk County Council87%No2030No
Cherwell District Council85%No2030July 22, 2019
North Devon Council84%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Somerset County Council83%No2030Feb. 20, 2019
Wychavon District Council83%Yes2050No
Suffolk County Council83%Yes2030March 21, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Lichfield District Council96%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Staffordshire County Council95%Yes2050July 25, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council95%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council94%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Derbyshire Dales District Council94%Yes2030May 30, 2019
Derbyshire County Council93%Yes2032No
Stafford Borough Council93%No2040July 23, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Staffordshire 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
Fife Council96%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council94%No2030May 27, 2021
Worcester City Council93%No2030July 16, 2019
Wyre Council93%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council92%No2038March 28, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2050July 25, 2019
West of England Combined Authority91%Yes2030July 1, 2019
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea91%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019
Erewash Borough Council91%No2050No
South Lanarkshire Council90%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to East Staffordshire 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
Hampshire County Council98%No2050June 17, 2019
Lancashire County Council97%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Lewes District Council96%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council96%No2030April 3, 2019
South Lanarkshire Council95%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
Kent County Council95%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Chelmsford City Council95%Yes2030July 16, 2019
West Lothian Council95%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council94%Yes2030July 29, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

East Staffordshire 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.

    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

    eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
    East Staffordshire Borough Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check East Staffordshire 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 East Staffordshire Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: East Staffordshire Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/east-staffordshire-borough-council/ [Accessed 22 May 2022].

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