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North of Tyne Combined Authority

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Climate emergency declaration

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

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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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SectionNorth of Tyne Combined AuthorityAverage combined authority council
Total score33%48%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
8/21
9.5/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
3/18
9.4/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
1/5
2.2/5
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
5.0/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
2/5
3.0/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
2/4
2.6/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
1/5
1.1/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
4/5
2.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

3366.6 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.0 tCO2

per person

0.6 ktCO2

per km2

36%

Domestic

33%

Transport

13%

Industry

8%

Commercial

6%

Public Sector

3%

Agriculture

Data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy “subset dataset”, representing carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities. Data has been combined from constituent local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to North of Tyne Combined Authority 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
North East Combined Authority86%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Lancaster City Council86%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
Darlington Borough Council85%Yes2050July 18, 2019
West Lothian Council83%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
North Lanarkshire Council82%Yes2030June 20, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority81%No2038June 27, 2019
Midlothian Council81%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council81%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council81%No2038Jan. 30, 2019
Leeds City Council80%No2030March 27, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North of Tyne Combined Authority 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
Midlothian Council89%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
Oxfordshire County Council88%No2030April 2, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council88%Yes2030July 29, 2019
East Lothian Council87%No2045Aug. 27, 2019
Swansea City Council87%No2030June 27, 2019
Stafford Borough Council87%No2040July 23, 2019
West Lothian Council86%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Lancaster City Council86%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
Renfrewshire Council85%No2030June 27, 2019
Gloucestershire County Council85%Yes2030May 15, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council98%Yes2030April 3, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2030May 23, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2050July 25, 2019
North East Combined Authority95%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
South Tyneside Council94%No2030July 18, 2019
Northumberland Council94%Yes2030June 11, 2019
Sunderland City Council93%Yes2030March 27, 2019
Durham County Council92%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
Darlington Borough Council89%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council88%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to North of Tyne Combined Authority 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
Clackmannanshire Council97%NoNo targetAug. 19, 2021
East Ayrshire Council96%No2030No
Darlington Borough Council94%Yes2050July 18, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council94%Yes2030No
Telford & Wrekin Council93%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Swansea City Council93%No2030June 27, 2019
Lancashire County Council93%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council92%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Lancaster City Council92%Yes2030Jan. 30, 2019
North Lanarkshire Council91%Yes2030June 20, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North of Tyne Combined Authority 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
Lancashire County Council97%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
West Sussex County Council96%Yes2030April 5, 2019
West Lothian Council95%NoNo targetSept. 24, 2019
South Lanarkshire Council95%NoNo targetSept. 25, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council95%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council95%NoNo targetNo
Fylde Borough Council95%NoNo targetNo
Hampshire County Council95%No2050June 17, 2019
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council94%No2038Jan. 30, 2019
Chelmsford City Council94%Yes2030July 16, 2019

Features

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Powers & Responsibilities

North of Tyne Combined Authority is a Combined 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
    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

    Read more about English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

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    North of Tyne Combined Authority’s official homepage.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: North of Tyne Combined Authority. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/north-of-tyne-combined-authority/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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