Back to all councils

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

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

Climate pledges

We couldn’t find any climate pledges from this council. If you’ve found one, let us know!

Climate documents

We couldn’t find any climate action plans for this council.

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.

Show the full Scorecard Read more about the scoring process

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

1101.0 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

6.1 tCO2

per person

0.7 ktCO2

per km2

36%

Transport

31%

Domestic

24%

Industry

5%

Agriculture

4%

Commercial

1%

Public Sector

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
Mid Ulster District Council85%NoNo targetNo
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council82%No2030May 2, 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council68%Yes2045June 27, 2019
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council67%Yes2040July 2, 2019
Ards and North Down Borough Council59%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019
East Ayrshire Council58%No2030No
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council58%NoNo targetSept. 9, 2019
Allerdale Borough Council56%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Cumbria County Council55%Yes2050No
The Highland Council55%No2025May 9, 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
Mid Ulster District Council80%NoNo targetNo
Derbyshire Dales District Council75%Yes2030May 30, 2019
South Lakeland District Council73%Yes2030Feb. 26, 2019
Allerdale Borough Council71%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Northumberland Council70%Yes2030June 11, 2019
The Highland Council70%No2025May 9, 2019
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council70%No2030May 2, 2020
Ribble Valley Borough Council70%No2030No
Aberdeenshire Council70%No2045No
Craven District Council70%No2030Aug. 6, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council96%NoNo targetNo
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council95%NoNo targetNo
Belfast City Council95%YesNo targetOct. 1, 2019
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council94%NoNo targetNo
Ards and North Down Borough Council93%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council91%NoNo targetSept. 9, 2019
Mid Ulster District Council90%NoNo targetNo
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council87%No2030May 2, 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council83%Yes2045June 27, 2019
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council82%Yes2040July 2, 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 Council99%No2030May 2, 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council94%Yes2045June 27, 2019
Mid Ulster District Council92%NoNo targetNo
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council83%Yes2040July 2, 2019
Belfast City Council77%YesNo targetOct. 1, 2019
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council75%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council72%NoNo targetNo
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council71%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Burnley Borough Council71%No2030July 10, 2019
Middlesbrough Borough Council69%No2029Sept. 4, 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
Ryedale District Council93%No2050Oct. 10, 2019
Mid Suffolk District Council92%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Scottish Borders Council92%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020
West Devon Borough Council92%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Aberdeenshire Council91%No2045No
The Highland Council91%No2025May 9, 2019
Powys County Council90%No2030July 30, 2020
Ceredigion County Council89%Yes2030March 5, 2020
Perth and Kinross Council89%No2045No
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council89%No2030May 2, 2020

Powers & Responsibilities

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

    What do you want from Climate Action Plans?

    Help us improve this page by answering our short survey about who uses this service, and what makes action plans useful to you.

    Open survey


    Don’t have time right now? Let us know your email address, and we’ll send you a link to the survey in a few days.

    Cite this page

    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 26 Sep 2022].

    Alpha

    This is a new service – your feedback will help us improve it.