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Gosport Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2050

“To be carbon neutral for the Council's own operations (scope 1 and 2) by 2050 or sooner.”

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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SectionGosport Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score42%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
8/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
9/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
5/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
4/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
3/5
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
2/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

203.9 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

2.4 tCO2e

per capita

7.4 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 Gosport 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
Brighton and Hove City Council86%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council85%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Eastbourne Borough Council84%Yes2030July 10, 2019
London Borough of Ealing83%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Enfield83%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Greater London Authority83%YesDec. 1, 2019
London Borough of Wandsworth82%Yes2050July 17, 2019
London Borough of Bexley82%NoNo targetNo
Worcester City Council82%Yes2030July 16, 2019
London Borough of Croydon81%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Gosport 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
London Borough of Brent90%Yes2030July 8, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham89%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Haringey88%Yes2027March 18, 2019
London Borough of Waltham Forest87%YesNo targetApril 25, 2019
Slough Borough Council86%YesNo targetNo
Hastings Borough Council85%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019
London Borough of Ealing85%Yes2030April 2, 2019
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham84%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2020
Royal Borough of Greenwich84%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Enfield84%Yes2030July 8, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Portsmouth City Council99%Yes2030March 19, 2019
Fareham Borough Council99%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Hampshire County Council97%Yes2050June 17, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Gosport 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
London Borough of Camden95%Yes2030April 8, 2019
Westminster City Council94%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council94%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Falkirk Council93%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
Gravesham Borough Council93%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Cannock Chase District Council90%Yes2030July 17, 2019
East Sussex County Council90%Yes2050Oct. 15, 2019
Lancashire County Council89%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Sedgemoor District Council89%Yes2030March 20, 2019
Brighton and Hove City Council89%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018

These councils are the most similar to Gosport 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
Stevenage Borough Council100%Yes2030June 12, 2019
Ipswich Borough Council100%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Worthing Borough Council100%YesJuly 18, 2019
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames100%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Derby City Council100%Yes2050May 23, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council100%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Plymouth City Council100%Yes2030March 18, 2019
Brighton and Hove City Council100%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council100%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Gloucester City Council100%Yes2030July 11, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Gosport 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

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

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