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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Sept. 28, 2022.

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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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SectionNeath Port Talbot County Borough CouncilAverage single tier council
Total score33%50%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
4/21
10.3/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
6/18
9.0/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
5/7
4.1/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
5.1/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
2/5
2.9/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
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
3/4
2.1/4

Emissions data

649.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.5 tCO2

per person

1.4 ktCO2

per km2

37%

Industry

32%

Domestic

23%

Transport

5%

Commercial

3%

Public Sector

1%

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 Neath Port Talbot County 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
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council84%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Bridgend County Borough Council80%No2030July 22, 2022
Newport City Council80%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council80%Yes2030No
Caerphilly County Borough Council79%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council76%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council75%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council75%Yes2050No
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council72%No2038Jan. 30, 2019
Pendle Borough Council72%Yes2030July 11, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Neath Port Talbot County 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
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council91%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Hartlepool Borough Council83%NoNo targetNo
North East Lincolnshire Council80%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Fife Council79%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Fenland District Council78%NoNo targetNo
North Lincolnshire Council78%Yes2030No
South Ribble Borough Council76%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Newport City Council75%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Stoke-on-Trent City Council75%NoNo targetJuly 4, 2019
Tees Valley Combined Authority75%NoNo targetNo
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Bridgend County Borough Council97%No2030July 22, 2022
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council95%Yes2050No
Swansea City Council95%No2030June 27, 2019
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council93%Yes2030No
Vale of Glamorgan Council93%Yes2030July 29, 2019
Carmarthenshire County Council92%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council91%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council90%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Cardiff Council90%Yes2030March 28, 2019
Devon County Council89%No2030Feb. 21, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Neath Port Talbot County 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
Durham County Council95%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
East Lindsey District Council95%Yes2040No
North East Combined Authority95%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council93%Yes2050No
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council91%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
West Dunbartonshire Council91%Yes2045May 29, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council90%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Scarborough Borough Council90%No2030Jan. 7, 2019
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council90%Yes2030May 23, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Neath Port Talbot County 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
Wyre Forest District Council98%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Fylde Borough Council96%NoNo targetNo
North East Combined Authority95%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council95%No2030July 22, 2022
West Sussex County Council95%Yes2030April 5, 2019
North of Tyne Combined Authority95%YesNo targetMay 7, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council95%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Brentwood Borough Council95%No2040No
Nottinghamshire County Council94%No2030May 27, 2021
Essex County Council94%Yes2030No

Powers & Responsibilities

Neath Port Talbot County Borough 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

    npt.gov.uk
    Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Neath Port Talbot County 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 Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/neath-port-talbot-county-borough-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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