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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on April 28, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2040

“A Climate Emergency was declared by the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority (CA) in June 2019, pledging the LCR to become net zero carbon by 2040.”

Climate documents

Last update: June 21, 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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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was a top performer amongst combined authority councils, in the Education, skills and training section.

SectionLiverpool City Region Combined AuthorityAverage combined authority council
Total score47%48%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
9/21
9.5/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
15/18
9.4/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
1/5
2.2/5
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
5.0/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
3/5
3.0/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
2.6/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
1.1/5
Section 8 · Top performer Education, skills and training
5/5
2.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
2/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

5486.1 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.5 tCO2

per person

6.1 ktCO2

per km2

37%

Domestic

30%

Transport

16%

Industry

11%

Commercial

7%

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. Data has been combined from constituent local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 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
Greater Manchester Combined Authority89%No2038July 26, 2019
Salford City Council88%No2038July 17, 2019
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council88%No2025Sept. 11, 2019
Preston City Council87%No2030April 18, 2019
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council87%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Bradford Metropolitan District Council86%No2030Jan. 15, 2019
Burnley Borough Council86%No2030July 10, 2019
Wolverhampton City Council86%No2028July 17, 2019
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council85%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Sheffield City Council84%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 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
Welwyn Hatfield Council91%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Wolverhampton City Council91%No2028July 17, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council90%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council87%No2030March 21, 2019
Renfrewshire Council86%No2030June 27, 2019
Burnley Borough Council86%No2030July 10, 2019
Greater Manchester Combined Authority86%No2038July 26, 2019
Preston City Council86%No2030April 18, 2019
Salford City Council86%No2038July 17, 2019
Swansea City Council85%No2030June 27, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Liverpool City Council99%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2040June 10, 2019
Halton Borough Council96%NoNo targetOct. 16, 2019
West Lancashire Borough Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Wirral Council95%No2030July 15, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council94%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council93%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Warrington Borough Council93%Yes2030June 7, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 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
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council94%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Bradford Metropolitan District Council93%No2030Jan. 15, 2019
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council91%No2025Sept. 11, 2019
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council91%No2038July 17, 2019
Hyndburn Borough Council90%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
South Tyneside Council90%No2030July 18, 2019
Preston City Council89%No2030April 18, 2019
Greater Manchester Combined Authority88%No2038July 26, 2019
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council88%Yes2050Sept. 16, 2019
Mansfield District Council88%No2040March 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 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
Sunderland City Council99%Yes2030March 27, 2019
Greater Manchester Combined Authority99%No2038July 26, 2019
Torbay Council99%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council99%No2038Feb. 24, 2020
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Spelthorne Borough Council99%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Wirral Council99%No2030July 15, 2019
Castle Point Borough Council99%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Bromley98%Yes2027No

Features

This council’s climate plan has been tagged with the following features:

Powers & Responsibilities

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is a Combined 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
    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

    Read more about English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk
    Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s official homepage.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/liverpool-city-region-combined-authority/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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