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North Warwickshire Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Oct. 22, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

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

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.

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North Warwickshire Borough 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.

SectionNorth Warwickshire Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score0%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
2.6/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.5/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

448.3 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

6.9 tCO2e

per capita

1.6 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 North Warwickshire 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
East Cambridgeshire District Council73%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council71%Yes2035July 16, 2019
South Somerset District Council70%Yes2023May 21, 2019
West Lindsey District Council70%Yes2050No
Huntingdonshire District Council69%NoNo targetNo
South Derbyshire District Council69%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Stratford-on-Avon District Council68%Yes2030July 15, 2019
North Kesteven District Council68%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Babergh District Council68%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Shropshire Council - Unitary67%Yes2030May 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North Warwickshire 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
South Hams District Council87%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Cherwell District Council87%Yes2030July 22, 2019
Conwy County Borough Council87%Yes2030May 9, 2019
Babergh District Council86%Yes2030July 23, 2019
West Lindsey District Council86%Yes2050No
Test Valley Borough Council86%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council85%NoNo targetNo
South Kesteven District Council85%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council84%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Lichfield District Council84%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with North Warwickshire Borough Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Tamworth Borough Council98%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council97%Yes2030Dec. 4, 2019
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
Coventry City Council97%NoNo targetJune 18, 2019
Lichfield District Council96%NoNo targetDec. 10, 2019
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council95%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Birmingham City Council95%Yes2030June 11, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council94%Yes2030June 25, 2019
Staffordshire County Council92%Yes2050July 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North Warwickshire 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
Midlothian Council93%Yes2030Dec. 17, 2019
Teignbridge District Council92%Yes2025April 18, 2019
Somerset County Council92%Yes2030Feb. 20, 2019
South Somerset District Council92%Yes2023May 21, 2019
Dorset Council91%Yes2040May 16, 2019
Braintree District Council90%Yes2030July 22, 2019
Wychavon District Council90%Yes2050No
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council89%Yes2030April 3, 2019
Devon County Council89%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
Worthing Borough Council89%YesJuly 18, 2019

These councils are the most similar to North Warwickshire 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
South Cambridgeshire District Council96%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
East Cambridgeshire District Council95%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Clackmannanshire Council84%YesNo targetNo
Horsham District Council82%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Copeland Borough Council80%Yes2050No
Stratford-on-Avon District Council80%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Allerdale Borough Council79%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Selby District Council79%Yes2030No
Rushcliffe Borough Council78%Yes2030March 7, 2019
North Kesteven District Council77%Yes2030July 11, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

North Warwickshire Borough 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.

    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
    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

    northwarks.gov.uk
    North Warwickshire Borough Council’s official homepage.
    @North_Warks_BC
    North Warwickshire Borough Council’s Twitter account.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check North Warwickshire 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 North Warwickshire Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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