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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

400.3 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

6.1 tCO2

per person

1.4 ktCO2

per km2

33%

Transport

30%

Industry

23%

Domestic

11%

Commercial

1%

Agriculture

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 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 Council79%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council79%Yes2035July 16, 2019
South Somerset District Council75%Yes2023May 21, 2019
Stratford-on-Avon District Council75%Yes2030July 15, 2019
West Lindsey District Council75%Yes2050No
South Derbyshire District Council75%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Babergh District Council75%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Maldon District Council73%No2030Feb. 4, 2021
Horsham District Council73%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Teignbridge District Council72%Yes2025April 18, 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
North Northamptonshire Council93%No2030July 28, 2021
South Kesteven District Council88%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
Flintshire County Council85%NoNo targetNo
Norfolk County Council83%No2030No
Rugby Borough Council83%No2030July 18, 2019
Broadland District Council82%No2050No
Mid Suffolk District Council81%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council80%No2030May 27, 2021
Tewkesbury Borough Council80%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019
Breckland District Council80%Yes2035Sept. 19, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Tamworth Borough Council98%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council97%No2030Dec. 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 Council96%No2030July 16, 2019
Warwick District Council96%No2030June 26, 2019
Birmingham City Council96%No2030June 11, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council95%Yes2030June 27, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council95%Yes2030June 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
Argyll and Bute Council97%Yes2045No
The Highland Council96%No2025May 9, 2019
Devon County Council96%No2030Feb. 21, 2019
Dorset Council95%No2040May 16, 2019
Midlothian Council95%No2030Dec. 17, 2019
Suffolk County Council94%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Teignbridge District Council94%Yes2025April 18, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council94%No2030April 3, 2019
Maidstone Borough Council93%No2030April 10, 2019
Malvern Hills District Council93%Yes2030July 23, 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
East Cambridgeshire District Council99%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council98%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
Allerdale Borough Council88%Yes2030Sept. 25, 2019
Clackmannanshire Council87%NoNo targetAug. 19, 2021
Copeland Borough Council87%Yes2050No
Horsham District Council86%Yes2050June 26, 2019
Stratford-on-Avon District Council84%Yes2030July 15, 2019
Selby District Council83%Yes2030No
Rushcliffe Borough Council83%Yes2030March 7, 2019
North Kesteven District Council82%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.

    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

    northwarks.gov.uk
    North Warwickshire Borough Council’s official homepage.
    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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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: North Warwickshire Borough Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/north-warwickshire-borough-council/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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