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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

This council declared a climate emergency on Dec. 4, 2019.

Council only pledge for 2030

“However at its Council meeting of 4 December 2019, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council declared a climate emergency and in doing so committed to becoming a carbon neutral organisation by 2030. ”

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.

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Nuneaton and Bedworth 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.

SectionNuneaton and Bedworth 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

393.9 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

3.0 tCO2

per person

5.0 ktCO2

per km2

43%

Domestic

35%

Transport

11%

Industry

6%

Commercial

4%

Public Sector

0%

Agriculture

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 Nuneaton and Bedworth 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
Tamworth Borough Council89%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council87%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Ashfield District Council87%NoNo targetNo
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council85%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
Cannock Chase District Council85%No2030July 17, 2019
Redditch Borough Council85%No2050Sept. 23, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council84%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Erewash Borough Council83%No2050No
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council83%No2030March 28, 2019
Telford & Wrekin Council82%Yes2030July 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Nuneaton and Bedworth 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
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council94%Yes2030July 16, 2019
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council93%Yes2030Aug. 29, 2019
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council93%NoNo targetJuly 6, 2020
City of York Council93%Yes2030March 11, 2019
Maidstone Borough Council92%Yes2030April 10, 2019
Fareham Borough Council92%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Great Yarmouth Borough Council92%NoNo targetNo
South Tyneside Council91%No2030July 18, 2019
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council91%Yes2038July 10, 2019
Swindon Borough Council91%Yes2030No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Coventry City Council98%NoNo targetJune 18, 2019
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council97%No2030July 16, 2019
North Warwickshire Borough Council97%No2030Oct. 22, 2019
Rugby Borough Council97%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Warwick District Council96%No2030June 26, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council96%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Blaby District Council95%Yes2030No
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council95%Yes2030Oct. 8, 2019
North West Leicestershire District Council95%Yes2030June 25, 2019
South Derbyshire District Council94%Yes2030June 27, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Nuneaton and Bedworth 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
Medway Council94%Yes2050April 25, 2019
Eastbourne Borough Council91%Yes2030July 10, 2019
Tamworth Borough Council91%No2050Oct. 19, 2019
Basildon Borough Council90%Yes2030No
Dover District Council88%Yes2030Nov. 4, 2019
Torfaen County Borough Council88%YesNo targetJune 25, 2019
Dartford Borough Council88%NoNo targetOct. 7, 2019
Rossendale Borough Council88%No2030Sept. 25, 2019
Torbay Council87%Yes2030June 19, 2019
Chesterfield Borough Council86%Yes2030July 17, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Nuneaton and Bedworth 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
Basildon Borough Council100%Yes2030No
Fareham Borough Council99%Yes2030Oct. 24, 2019
Woking Borough Council99%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2040Jan. 29, 2020
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council99%No2025Sept. 11, 2019
Adur District Council99%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council99%Yes2030July 18, 2019
Broxtowe Borough Council98%Yes2027July 17, 2019
Sheffield City Council98%Yes2050Feb. 6, 2019
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council98%Yes2038July 17, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Nuneaton and Bedworth 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

    nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk
    Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s official homepage.
    Tyndall Centre Carbon Budget report
    Check Nuneaton and Bedworth 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 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s climate performance, and actions you can take.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2023). CAPE: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. Available at: http://cape.mysociety.org/councils/nuneaton-and-bedworth-borough-council/ [Accessed 2 Apr 2023].

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