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Isle of Anglesey County Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Sept. 8, 2020.

Council only pledge for 2030

“In September 2020, Anglesey formally declared its support for a climate emergency and achieving a carbon neutral public sector by 2030.”

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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Isle of Anglesey County 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.

SectionIsle of Anglesey County CouncilAverage single tier council
Total score0%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.9/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
2.1/4

Emissions data

326.4 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.6 tCO2

per person

0.4 ktCO2

per km2

38%

Domestic

32%

Transport

11%

Agriculture

10%

Industry

6%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

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 Isle of Anglesey County 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
Gwynedd County Council83%No2030March 7, 2019
Pembrokeshire County Council80%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Council78%Yes2025June 27, 2019
Argyll and Bute Council77%Yes2045No
Shropshire Council - Unitary75%No2030May 16, 2019
Allerdale Borough Council73%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Carmarthenshire County Council73%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Cumbria County Council73%Yes2050No
East Ayrshire Council73%No2030No
Scottish Borders Council72%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020

These councils are the most similar to Isle of Anglesey County 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
Scottish Borders Council79%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020
Argyll and Bute Council79%Yes2045No
Carmarthenshire County Council78%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Richmondshire District Council76%Yes2030July 23, 2019
East Ayrshire Council75%No2030No
Dumfries and Galloway Council74%Yes2025June 27, 2019
Northumberland Council73%Yes2030June 11, 2019
Craven District Council72%No2030Aug. 6, 2019
Gwynedd County Council72%No2030March 7, 2019
Cumbria County Council71%Yes2050No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Gwynedd County Council91%No2030March 7, 2019
Conwy County Borough Council89%No2030May 9, 2019
Denbighshire County Council83%No2030July 2, 2019
Ceredigion County Council81%Yes2030March 5, 2020
Flintshire County Council80%NoNo targetNo
Wirral Council79%No2030July 15, 2019
Wrexham County Borough Council77%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council77%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Powys County Council77%No2030July 30, 2020
Blackpool Borough Council76%Yes2030June 26, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Isle of Anglesey County 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
Pembrokeshire County Council96%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Somerset West and Taunton Council96%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
Breckland District Council95%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019
Herefordshire Council94%Yes2030March 8, 2019
Denbighshire County Council92%No2030July 2, 2019
Gwynedd County Council92%No2030March 7, 2019
Isle of Wight Council92%No2030July 24, 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Council91%Yes2025June 27, 2019
Thurrock Council90%No2022Oct. 23, 2019
Rother District Council89%No2030Sept. 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Isle of Anglesey County 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
South Hams District Council98%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Gwynedd County Council95%No2030March 7, 2019
Hambleton District Council94%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
Cotswold District Council94%NoNo targetJuly 3, 2019
Uttlesford District Council93%Yes2030July 30, 2019
Pembrokeshire County Council93%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Argyll and Bute Council92%Yes2045No
Derbyshire Dales District Council92%Yes2030May 30, 2019
West Lindsey District Council92%Yes2050No
North Norfolk District Council91%Yes2030April 24, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Isle of Anglesey County 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

    anglesey.gov.uk
    Isle of Anglesey County Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Isle of Anglesey County 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 Isle of Anglesey County Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Isle of Anglesey County Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/isle-of-anglesey-county-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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