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Broxtowe Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on July 17, 2019.

Whole area pledge for 2027

“In July 2019, we declared a Climate Change Emergency and committed to the ambitious reduction of the Borough’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2027.”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 2022

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.

Show the full Scorecard Read more about the scoring process

SectionBroxtowe Borough CouncilAverage district council
Total score28%43%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
Section 3 Commitment and integration
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
Section 6 Co-benefits
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
Section 8 Education, skills and training
Section 9 Ecological emergency

Emissions data

412.2 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.6 tCO2

per person

5.1 ktCO2

per km2










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 Broxtowe 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
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council86%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Erewash Borough Council79%No2050No
Gedling Borough Council79%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Dacorum Council79%Yes2050July 17, 2019
Kirklees Council77%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
East Staffordshire Borough Council76%Yes2040Aug. 17, 2020
Chesterfield Borough Council76%Yes2030July 17, 2019
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council76%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council75%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Castle Point Borough Council75%NoNo targetNo

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe 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
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council88%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council87%No2040Sept. 19, 2019
Dover District Council85%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Mansfield District Council84%No2040March 5, 2019
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council83%Yes2038Nov. 28, 2018
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council82%Yes2040Sept. 18, 2019
Kirklees Council82%Yes2038Jan. 16, 2019
Wirral Council81%No2030July 15, 2019
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority80%No2040Nov. 7, 2019
Isle of Wight Council79%No2030July 24, 2019
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Nottingham City Council99%Yes2028Jan. 21, 2019
Erewash Borough Council98%No2050No
Ashfield District Council98%NoNo targetNo
Gedling Borough Council97%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019
Amber Valley Borough Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Derby City Council96%Yes2050May 23, 2019
Mansfield District Council96%No2040March 5, 2019
Rushcliffe Borough Council96%Yes2030March 7, 2019
Bolsover District Council96%YesNo targetNo
North West Leicestershire District Council95%Yes2030June 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe 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
Aberdeen City Council96%Yes2045No
South Ribble Borough Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Hertfordshire County Council92%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Fylde Borough Council91%NoNo targetNo
Hertsmere Borough Council91%Yes2050Sept. 18, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council91%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Dacorum Council91%Yes2050July 17, 2019
Warwickshire County Council90%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Milton Keynes90%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
Gedling Borough Council90%Yes2030Nov. 20, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Broxtowe 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
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council100%Yes2038July 17, 2019
Adur District Council99%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Woking Borough Council99%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Fareham Borough Council99%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council98%No2030Dec. 4, 2019
Elmbridge Borough Council98%No2030July 17, 2019
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council98%No2025Sept. 11, 2019
Ashfield District Council98%NoNo targetNo
Basildon Borough Council98%Yes2030No
Runnymede Borough Council98%NoNo targetOct. 17, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Broxtowe 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.


    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
    Broxtowe Borough Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Broxtowe 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 Broxtowe Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2023). CAPE: Broxtowe Borough Council. Available at: [Accessed 24 Mar 2023].


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