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Erewash Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2050

“Commit to reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 in line government targets. ”

Climate documents

We couldn’t find any climate action plans for this council.

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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Erewash Borough 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.

SectionErewash Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score0%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

416.3 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

3.6 tCO2e

per capita

3.8 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 Erewash 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
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council89%Yes2038March 28, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council86%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council85%Yes2030Dec. 4, 2019
Redditch Borough Council84%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
Warrington Borough Council84%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council84%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Worcester City Council83%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Kirklees Council82%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Erewash 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
Falkirk Council91%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Kirklees Council90%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
Warrington Borough Council88%Yes2030June 7, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council88%Yes2030No
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council87%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Leicestershire County Council86%Yes2030May 15, 2019
Sunderland City Council86%Yes2030March 27, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council86%Yes2038Jan. 30, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council85%Yes2030Dec. 4, 2019
Ashfield District Council85%NoNo targetNo

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Broxtowe Borough Council98%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Derby City Council98%Yes2050May 23, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council97%Yes2030July 24, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council96%Yes2030June 25, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council95%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Derbyshire County Council95%Yes2032No
Rushcliffe Borough Council94%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council92%No2030May 27, 2021

These councils are the most similar to Erewash 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
Wyre Council96%Yes2030July 11, 2019
West of England Combined Authority96%Yes2030July 1, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2038March 28, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council94%YesNo targetNo
Worcester City Council94%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council94%No2030May 27, 2021
Worcestershire County Council93%Yes2050July 15, 2021
Bedford Borough Council93%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Milton Keynes92%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
Brighton and Hove City Council92%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018

These councils are the most similar to Erewash 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
Runnymede Borough Council100%YesNo targetOct. 17, 2019
Ashfield District Council100%NoNo targetNo
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council100%Yes2027July 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 Council99%Yes2030No
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020

Powers & Responsibilities

Erewash 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

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

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