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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 documents

Last update: Sept. 14, 2022
The Council's Response To The Climate Crisis - Gosport Borough Council

Summary Document · HTML · Approved

Climate Change Strategy 2022

Climate Strategy · PDF · Approved

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Climate Change Strategy 2020–2023

Climate Strategy · PDF · We no longer hold a copy of this document

Climate Change Action Plan 2022

Action Plan · PDF · Approved

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Climate Change Action Plan

Action Plan · PDF · We no longer hold a copy of this document

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

199.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

2.4 tCO2

per person

7.2 ktCO2

per km2

45%

Domestic

29%

Transport

11%

Industry

8%

Commercial

6%

Public Sector

0%

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 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 Council87%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council86%Yes2030July 16, 2019
London Borough of Enfield84%No2030July 8, 2019
Gloucester City Council84%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Coventry City Council83%NoNo targetJune 18, 2019
Reading Borough Council83%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Worthing Borough Council83%YesJuly 18, 2019
Rushmoor Borough Council83%Yes2030June 20, 2019
Watford Borough Council83%No2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Croydon83%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 Lewisham89%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Ealing89%Yes2030April 2, 2019
Gloucester City Council88%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Plymouth City Council88%Yes2030March 18, 2019
Harlow Council88%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Hastings Borough Council88%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2019
London Borough of Enfield88%No2030July 8, 2019
Luton Borough Council88%Yes2040Jan. 13, 2020
London Borough of Waltham Forest88%NoNo targetApril 25, 2019
Royal Borough of Greenwich87%Yes2030June 26, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Fareham Borough Council99%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Portsmouth City Council99%No2030March 19, 2019
Havant Borough Council98%Yes2050No
Isle of Wight Council97%No2030July 24, 2019
Hampshire County Council97%No2050June 17, 2019
Eastleigh Borough Council97%Yes2025July 18, 2019
Winchester City Council97%Yes2024June 5, 2019
Southampton City Council96%Yes2030Sept. 18, 2019
East Hampshire District Council95%No2050July 18, 2019
Chichester District Council94%Yes2025July 9, 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
Brighton and Hove City Council91%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Tamworth Borough Council87%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Worthing Borough Council87%YesJuly 18, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council85%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council84%No2030July 18, 2019
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council84%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Worcester City Council83%No2030July 16, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council83%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council82%No2038March 28, 2019

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%No2030June 12, 2019
Ipswich Borough Council100%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Worthing Borough Council100%YesJuly 18, 2019
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames99%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Derby City Council99%No2050May 23, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council99%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Plymouth City Council99%Yes2030March 18, 2019
Brighton and Hove City Council99%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
West Midlands Combined Authority99%No2041June 28, 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council98%No2030March 21, 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.

    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

    gosport.gov.uk
    Gosport Borough Council’s official homepage.
    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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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Gosport Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/gosport-borough-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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