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North East Derbyshire District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 8, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“Make the Council’s activities net-zero carbon by 2030.”

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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SectionNorth East Derbyshire District CouncilAverage district council
Total score34%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
7/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
13/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
3/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
2/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
1/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

386.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.8 tCO2

per person

1.4 ktCO2

per km2

39%

Domestic

36%

Transport

17%

Industry

4%

Commercial

2%

Public Sector

2%

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 North East Derbyshire 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
Amber Valley Borough Council92%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council88%Yes2032No
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council87%No2030April 3, 2019
Staffordshire County Council87%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Worcestershire County Council85%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Lancashire County Council85%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
South Ribble Borough Council83%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)82%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council82%No2030May 27, 2021
Fylde Borough Council82%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to North East Derbyshire 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
East Suffolk Council92%No2030July 24, 2019
Pendle Borough Council91%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council90%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Bolsover District Council90%YesNo targetNo
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council89%No2030July 16, 2019
Leicestershire County Council89%No2030May 15, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council88%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council88%Yes2032No
Maldon District Council88%No2030Feb. 4, 2021
Fife Council87%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Chesterfield Borough Council99%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Bolsover District Council97%YesNo targetNo
Derbyshire County Council97%Yes2032No
Amber Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Sheffield City Council96%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
Ashfield District Council96%NoNo targetNo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council96%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Derbyshire Dales District Council95%Yes2030May 30, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority95%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
Mansfield District Council95%No2040March 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North East Derbyshire 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
Flintshire County Council98%NoNo targetNo
Bedford Borough Council98%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council97%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council97%Yes2032No
Essex County Council96%Yes2030No
Worcestershire County Council96%Yes2030July 15, 2021
North Northamptonshire Council96%No2030July 28, 2021
Staffordshire County Council96%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Colchester Borough Council95%Yes2030July 17, 2019
West Lothian Council95%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North East Derbyshire 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
Bromsgrove District Council98%NoNo targetJuly 24, 2019
North Somerset Council98%Yes2030Feb. 19, 2019
Mid Sussex District Council97%YesNo targetNo
North Hertfordshire District Council97%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)97%Yes2025May 22, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council97%Yes2030July 29, 2019
Bath and North East Somerset Council96%Yes2030March 14, 2019
Fenland District Council95%NoNo targetNo
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council94%No2030April 3, 2019
North Lanarkshire Council94%Yes2030June 20, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

North East Derbyshire District Council is a Non-Metropolitan District, 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.

    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
    Waste collection

    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

    ne-derbyshire.gov.uk
    North East Derbyshire District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check North East Derbyshire District 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 North East Derbyshire District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: North East Derbyshire District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/north-east-derbyshire-district-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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