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Nottinghamshire County Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on May 27, 2021.

Council only pledge for 2030

“In October 2020, the Council agreed to commit to carbon neutrality in all its activities by 2030 or as soon as possible thereafter. ”

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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SectionNottinghamshire County CouncilAverage county council
Total score20%40%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
4/21
8.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
1/18
6.6/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
2/5
2.7/5
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
2/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
2.4/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.2/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
1/5
1.7/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
1/4
1.5/4

Emissions data

3810.2 ktCO2e

2019 emissions

32.4 tCO2e

per capita

23.0 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 Nottinghamshire County 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 Council87%Yes2030July 24, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council83%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Leicestershire County Council82%Yes2030May 15, 2019
Derbyshire County Council82%Yes2032No
Staffordshire County Council82%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Lancashire County Council81%No2030Feb. 28, 2019
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council81%Yes2030April 3, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council81%Yes2030July 8, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council80%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
Wyre Council79%Yes2030July 11, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Nottinghamshire County 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
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council96%Yes2040Sept. 19, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council89%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council86%Yes2030No
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council86%Yes2030Oct. 30, 2019
West Lothian Council86%YesNo targetSept. 24, 2019
Scarborough Borough Council85%No2030Jan. 7, 2019
East Ayrshire Council85%Yes2030No
Newcastle-Under-Lyme District Council83%Yes2030April 3, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority83%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
East Riding of Yorkshire Council81%Yes2050Feb. 24, 2021

These councils grographically border or overlap with Nottinghamshire County Council. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Mansfield District Council98%Yes2040March 5, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council97%NoNo targetNo
Newark and Sherwood District Council97%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Bolsover District Council96%YesNo targetNo
Gedling Borough Council96%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Ashfield District Council95%NoNo targetNo
Nottingham City Council94%Yes2028Jan. 21, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council94%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council93%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Erewash Borough Council92%No2050No

These councils are the most similar to Nottinghamshire County 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
Fife Council97%Yes2045Sept. 26, 2019
Wyre Council95%Yes2030July 11, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council95%YesNo targetNo
East Staffordshire Borough Council94%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Brighton and Hove City Council94%Yes2030Dec. 13, 2018
Worcester City Council93%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council93%Yes2038March 28, 2019
Erewash Borough Council93%No2050No
East Sussex County Council92%Yes2050Oct. 15, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council92%Yes2050July 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Nottinghamshire County 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
Brentwood Borough Council98%NoNo targetNo
Colchester Borough Council96%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council95%Yes2030June 4, 2019
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council95%YesNo targetNo
North East Combined Authority95%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
Wrexham County Borough Council94%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Wyre Forest District Council94%YesNo targetMay 22, 2019
West Sussex County Council93%Yes2030April 5, 2019
Bridgend County Borough Council93%Yes2030No
Wyre Council93%Yes2030July 11, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Nottinghamshire County Council is a County 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
    Passenger transport

    Climate actions might include:

    • encouraging bus and private hire operators to use low-emission vehicles, through licensing requirements or Clean Air Zones
    • incentivising bus use by improving routes, timetables, and ticket prices through ‘Enhanced Partnerships’ with operators
    • proposing to central government the development of light rail / tram networks that integrate, rather than compete, with other modes of transport in the area

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Schools and libraries

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing the carbon footprint of civic buildings through better insulation and renewable energy use
    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
    • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    • encouraging eco-clubs at schools
    • using school land to plant trees and hedgerows, or to grow food

    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
    Transport planning

    Climate actions might include:

    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ like walking and cycling by creating or widening footways and cycleways
    • incentivising Electric Vehicle use by assigning street space to EV charging
    • disincentivising the use of fossil fuel cars through congestion charging,low-traffic neighbourhoods, or the reduction of parking space

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Waste 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 English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    nottinghamshire.gov.uk
    Nottinghamshire County Council’s official homepage.
    @NottsCC
    Nottinghamshire County Council’s Twitter account.

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