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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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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

752.8 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

5.3 tCO2e

per capita

1.7 ktCO2e

per km2

Latest CO2 estimates from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. County and combined authority data combined from constituent 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
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council69%Yes2040June 10, 2019
Stoke-on-Trent City Council64%NoNo targetJuly 4, 2019
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council63%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council62%Yes2037July 16, 2019
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council62%Yes2030Sept. 28, 2020
Newport City Council60%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
West Lancashire Borough Council60%Yes2030July 17, 2019
North East Lincolnshire Council58%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council57%Yes2030No
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council57%Yes2030Oct. 30, 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
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council73%Yes2040June 10, 2019
West Lancashire Borough Council71%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Stoke-on-Trent City Council68%NoNo targetJuly 4, 2019
North East Lincolnshire Council68%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council65%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council64%Yes2037July 16, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council62%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Pembrokeshire County Council60%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council60%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Richmondshire District Council59%Yes2030July 23, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Bridgend County Borough Council96%Yes2030No
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council94%Yes2050No
Swansea City Council94%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Carmarthenshire County Council91%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Powys County Council86%No2030July 30, 2020

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
Caerphilly County Borough Council94%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council94%NoNo targetJune 25, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council94%NoNo targetNo
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council93%Yes2050No
London Borough of Haringey93%Yes2027March 18, 2019
Thanet District Council92%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Leicester City Council92%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019
West Dunbartonshire Council91%Yes2045May 29, 2019
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council90%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Tendring District Council90%Yes2030Aug. 6, 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 Council97%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council95%No2030May 27, 2021
Fylde Borough Council95%NoNo targetNo
North East Combined Authority95%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council95%Yes2030No
Caerphilly County Borough Council95%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Leicestershire County Council95%Yes2030May 15, 2019
Brentwood Borough Council94%NoNo targetNo
West Sussex County Council94%Yes2030April 5, 2019
Staffordshire County Council94%Yes2050July 25, 2019

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.

    Social housing

    Climate actions might include:

    • prioritising energy efficiency when building new council-operated social housing schemes – for example, through the Passivhaus standard
    • enabling housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their housing stock, through loans from the local authority

    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.
    @NPTCouncil
    Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Twitter account.
    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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