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London Borough of Bromley

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Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2029

“Our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2029, which is part of our Carbon management work.”

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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SectionLondon Borough of BromleyAverage single tier council
Total score54%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
14/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
7/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
5/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
5/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
4/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
3/4
2.2/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
1/5
0.9/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
1/5
2.3/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
3/4
2.1/4

Emissions data

1001.6 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

3.0 tCO2

per person

6.7 ktCO2

per km2

9%

Commercial

51%

Domestic

3%

Industry

4%

Public Sector

32%

Transport

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 London Borough of Bromley 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
Three Rivers District Council92%No2030May 21, 2019
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council92%Yes2030No
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council88%Yes2035July 23, 2019
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames88%Yes2030July 9, 2019
London Borough of Sutton86%No2045July 22, 2019
Surrey County Council86%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Spelthorne Borough Council86%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Castle Point Borough Council86%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Barnet86%NoNo targetNo
St Albans City and District Council85%No2030July 9, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Bromley 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
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council97%Yes2035July 23, 2019
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames96%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Three Rivers District Council91%No2030May 21, 2019
Wokingham Borough Council91%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council90%Yes2030No
Spelthorne Borough Council88%No2050Oct. 14, 2020
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council88%No2038March 28, 2019
St Albans City and District Council87%No2030July 9, 2019
Castle Point Borough Council85%NoNo targetNo
Blaby District Council85%Yes2030No

These councils grographically border or overlap with London Borough of Bromley. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Royal Borough of Greenwich99%Yes2030June 26, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham99%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Bexley98%NoNo targetNo
London Borough of Croydon98%YesNo targetJuly 15, 2019
Kent County Council98%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Sevenoaks District Council98%Yes2030No
London Borough of Southwark98%No2050March 27, 2019
Tandridge District Council98%Yes2030Feb. 13, 2020
London Borough of Lambeth97%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
Greater London Authority97%YesDec. 1, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Bromley 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 Sutton97%No2045July 22, 2019
Cheltenham Borough Council95%Yes2030Feb. 18, 2019
City of Edinburgh Council94%Yes2030Feb. 7, 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council94%Yes2030March 14, 2019
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council94%Yes2030July 9, 2019
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)93%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council93%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Charnwood Borough Council93%Yes2030No
Cherwell District Council92%No2030July 22, 2019
Lichfield District Council92%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019

These councils are the most similar to London Borough of Bromley 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
Dundee City Council100%Yes2045June 24, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council99%No2025Sept. 11, 2019
Glasgow City Council99%Yes2030May 16, 2019
London Borough of Enfield99%No2030July 8, 2019
Wirral Council99%No2030July 15, 2019
Bracknell Forest Council99%Yes2050No
Redditch Borough Council99%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
South Ribble Borough Council99%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Greater Manchester Combined Authority99%No2038July 26, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

London Borough of Bromley is a London Borough, 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.

    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 English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    bromley.gov.uk
    London Borough of Bromley’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check London Borough of Bromley’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 London Borough of Bromley’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    Cite this page

    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: London Borough of Bromley. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/london-borough-of-bromley/ [Accessed 23 May 2022].

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