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Tees Valley Combined Authority

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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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Tees Valley Combined Authority 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.

SectionTees Valley Combined AuthorityAverage combined authority council
Total score0%48%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
9.5/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
9.4/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/5
2.2/5
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
5.0/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
3.0/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
2.6/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
1.1/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
2.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

3177.3 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.7 tCO2

per person

3.9 ktCO2

per km2

31%

Transport

30%

Domestic

28%

Industry

6%

Commercial

4%

Public Sector

1%

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 Tees Valley 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
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council89%NoNo targetNo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council87%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council87%NoNo targetNo
Darlington Borough Council85%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Hyndburn Borough Council83%No2030Sept. 19, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority83%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority82%No2038June 27, 2019
Bradford Metropolitan District Council82%No2030Jan. 15, 2019
North East Lincolnshire Council81%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council80%Yes2030May 23, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Tees Valley 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
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council91%NoNo targetNo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council86%No2030Oct. 30, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council85%NoNo targetNo
Derbyshire County Council84%Yes2032No
Stoke-on-Trent City Council84%NoNo targetJuly 4, 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council83%Yes2030May 21, 2019
Newport City Council83%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Torfaen County Borough Council83%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
South Staffordshire Council83%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council82%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council99%NoNo targetNo
Middlesbrough Borough Council99%No2029Sept. 4, 2019
Hartlepool Borough Council98%NoNo targetNo
Redcar and Cleveland Council95%Yes2030March 28, 2019
Darlington Borough Council95%Yes2050July 18, 2019
Hambleton District Council94%No2034Dec. 14, 2021
Sunderland City Council93%Yes2030March 27, 2019
South Tyneside Council92%No2030July 18, 2019
North East Combined Authority92%NoNo targetNov. 5, 2019
North Yorkshire County Council90%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to Tees Valley 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
North East Lincolnshire Council96%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
Preston City Council93%No2030April 18, 2019
Newport City Council90%Yes2030Nov. 23, 2021
Sheffield City Council90%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
North Ayrshire Council90%No2030June 25, 2019
Inverclyde Council89%NoNo targetNo
Leeds City Council89%No2030March 27, 2019
Mansfield District Council89%No2040March 5, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority89%No2038June 27, 2019
Redcar and Cleveland Council88%Yes2030March 28, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Tees Valley 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
Swindon Borough Council99%Yes2030No
St Albans City and District Council98%No2030July 9, 2019
Peterborough City Council98%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council97%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Kirklees Council97%No2038Jan. 16, 2019
North East Lincolnshire Council97%Yes2050Sept. 19, 2019
West Yorkshire Combined Authority97%No2038June 27, 2019
Swansea City Council97%No2030June 27, 2019
Welwyn Hatfield Council97%Yes2030June 19, 2019
East Dunbartonshire Council97%Yes2045No

Powers & Responsibilities

Tees Valley 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

    teesvalley-ca.gov.uk
    Tees Valley Combined Authority’s official homepage.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Tees Valley Combined Authority. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/tees-valley-combined-authority/ [Accessed 26 Sep 2022].

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