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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Oct. 7, 2019.

Climate pledges

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Climate documents

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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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Newry, Mourne and Down District 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.

SectionNewry, Mourne and Down District CouncilAverage Northern Ireland council
Total score0%26%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
6.0/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
3.8/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
3.5/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
3.0/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
0.5/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
1.5/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.0/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
0.8/4

Emissions data

1188.1 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

6.6 tCO2

per person

0.7 ktCO2

per km2

4%

Commercial

26%

Domestic

32%

Industry

1%

Public Sector

37%

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 Newry, Mourne and Down District 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
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council75%NoNo targetNo
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council72%No2030May 2, 2020
Mid Ulster District Council71%NoNo targetNo
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council68%No2040July 2, 2019
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council66%NoNo targetSept. 9, 2019
Carmarthenshire County Council63%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council63%Yes2030Sept. 8, 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council60%Yes2045June 27, 2019
Ceredigion County Council59%Yes2030March 5, 2020
Allerdale Borough Council59%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Newry, Mourne and Down District 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
Selby District Council85%Yes2030No
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council84%NoNo targetNo
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council80%No2040July 2, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council79%Yes2030June 25, 2019
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council75%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Mid Ulster District Council75%NoNo targetNo
Powys County Council74%No2030July 30, 2020
Flintshire County Council74%NoNo targetNo
Scottish Borders Council72%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020
Allerdale Borough Council71%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council96%NoNo targetNo
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council95%NoNo targetNo
Ards and North Down Borough Council93%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Newry, Mourne and Down District 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
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council90%No2030May 2, 2020
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council85%Yes2030No
London Borough of Hackney82%Yes2040June 28, 2019
London Borough of Lewisham81%Yes2030Feb. 27, 2019
London Borough of Islington81%Yes2030June 27, 2019
London Borough of Tower Hamlets80%No2025July 17, 2019
London Borough of Newham80%Yes2050April 15, 2019
Leicester City Council80%Yes2030Feb. 1, 2019
Fenland District Council79%NoNo targetNo
Portsmouth City Council79%No2030March 19, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Newry, Mourne and Down District 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
Mid Suffolk District Council90%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council84%No2030May 2, 2020
Forest of Dean District Council78%Yes2030Dec. 6, 2018
Derbyshire Dales District Council78%Yes2030May 30, 2019
West Devon Borough Council77%Yes2030May 21, 2019
North Norfolk District Council77%Yes2030April 24, 2019
Mid Ulster District Council77%NoNo targetNo
Hambleton District Council75%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
Pembrokeshire County Council74%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Rutland County Council73%No2050No

Powers & Responsibilities

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is a Northern Irish 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.

    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.

    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
    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

    newrymournedown.org
    Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s ‘carbon budget’ – their share towards meeting the UK’s Paris agreement targets.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/newry-mourne-and-down-district-council/ [Accessed 23 May 2022].

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