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Ryedale District Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Oct. 10, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2050

“In October 2019, Ryedale District Council joined other bodies in declaring a climate change emergency and making a commitment to actions to help achieve net zero emissions across Ryedale by 2050.”

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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SectionRyedale District CouncilAverage district council
Total score21%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
7/21
9.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
2/18
8.1/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
6/7
3.8/7
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
1/9
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

454.9 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

8.2 tCO2

per person

0.3 ktCO2

per km2

6%

Commercial

22%

Domestic

25%

Industry

5%

Public Sector

41%

Transport

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 Ryedale 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
Hambleton District Council58%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
Powys County Council58%No2030July 30, 2020
Dumfries and Galloway Council57%Yes2025June 27, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council57%Yes2030No
Scottish Borders Council56%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020
Ceredigion County Council56%Yes2030March 5, 2020
Gwynedd County Council56%No2030March 7, 2019
Eden District Council56%No2030July 11, 2019
West Lindsey District Council56%Yes2050No
Cumbria County Council55%Yes2050No

These councils are the most similar to Ryedale 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
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council73%No2030May 2, 2020
Derbyshire Dales District Council70%Yes2030May 30, 2019
The Highland Council69%No2025May 9, 2019
Chichester District Council68%Yes2025July 9, 2019
Hambleton District Council68%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
Stirling Council68%YesNo targetOct. 3, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council65%Yes2030No
Argyll and Bute Council62%Yes2045No
Bassetlaw District Council62%NoNo targetNo
West Suffolk Council62%No2030Sept. 19, 2019

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

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Scarborough Borough Council95%No2030Jan. 7, 2019
City of York Council94%No2030March 11, 2019
Hambleton District Council92%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
East Riding of Yorkshire Council91%No2050Feb. 24, 2021
North Yorkshire County Council88%Yes2030No
Nottinghamshire County Council81%No2030May 27, 2021

These councils are the most similar to Ryedale 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
Eden District Council77%No2030July 11, 2019
West Devon Borough Council75%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Powys County Council74%No2030July 30, 2020
Gwynedd County Council72%No2030March 7, 2019
Ceredigion County Council70%Yes2030March 5, 2020
Mid Devon District Council70%Yes2030June 26, 2019
The Moray Council70%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Herefordshire Council69%Yes2030March 8, 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Council69%Yes2025June 27, 2019
Angus Council67%YesNo targetSept. 5, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Ryedale 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
Aberdeenshire Council92%No2045No
West Devon Borough Council87%Yes2030May 21, 2019
The Moray Council86%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Perth and Kinross Council85%No2045No
Richmondshire District Council83%Yes2030July 23, 2019
Ceredigion County Council80%Yes2030March 5, 2020
Scottish Borders Council76%Yes2045Sept. 5, 2020
Powys County Council74%No2030July 30, 2020
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council74%No2030May 2, 2020
Dumfries and Galloway Council71%Yes2025June 27, 2019

Features

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

Powers & Responsibilities

Ryedale 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

    ryedale.gov.uk
    Ryedale District Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Ryedale 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 Ryedale District Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Ryedale District Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/ryedale-district-council/ [Accessed 22 May 2022].

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