2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Is the council reporting on its own greenhouse gas emissions?

Question code
Governance & Finance
Emission data reduction
Volunteer Research
Question weight


Criteria met if the council is reporting its own emissions and fulfill all of the following:
- the council states whether they are using the Environmental Reporting Guidelines from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the GCoM Common Reporting Framework (CRF), the Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool (from the LGA), the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Cities (Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories) or for Corporate Standards to develop their inventory.

Councils must state whether they are using either,
- the inventory must cover a continuous period of 12 months, either a calendar year or a financial year
- there must be data from 2019 and 2021 (or the financial year 2021/22)
- the council must be measuring their own scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions


Scope 1 emissions are greenhouse gas emissions that an organisation owns or controls directly, such as fuel burnt from council vehicles.
Scope 2 emissions are greenhouse gas emissions that an organisation produces indirectly when they purchase and use energy, such as the emissions created from the electricity the council buys to heat its offices.
Scope 3 emissions are greenhouse gas emissions that are created indirectly in an organisations' supply chain, such as the emissions produced in making the computers or paper that the council buys. Scope 3 also includes any other emissions not within scope 1 and 2.

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Aberdeen City Council1/1aberdeencity.gov.uk
Aberdeenshire Council1/1aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Angus Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
Argyll and Bute Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
Bath and North East Somerset Council1/1beta.bathnes.gov.uk
Bedford Borough Council1/1bedford.gov.uk
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council1/1blackburn-darwen.org.uk
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council1/1blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council1/1democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Bradford Metropolitan District Council1/1bradford.gov.uk
Bristol City Council1/1bristol.gov.uk
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council1/1bury.gov.uk
Central Bedfordshire Council1/1centralbedfordshirecouncil.sharepoint.com
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)1/1moderngov.cheshireeast.gov.uk
Cheshire West and Chester Council1/1cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
City of Edinburgh Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Clackmannanshire Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Conwy County Borough Council1/1conwy.gov.uk
Cornwall Council (Unitary)1/1letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk
Coventry City Council1/1
Dumfries and Galloway Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
Dundee City Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
Durham County Council1/1
East Ayrshire Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
East Dunbartonshire Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
East Lothian Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
East Renfrewshire Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
Falkirk Council1/1view.officeapps.live.com
Fife Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council1/1gateshead.gov.uk
Glasgow City Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Hartlepool Borough Council1/1hartlepool.gov.uk
Herefordshire Council1/1herefordshire.gov.uk
Inverclyde Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Leeds City Council1/1democracy.leeds.gov.uk
Leicester City Council1/1leicester.gov.uk
London Borough of Brent1/1legacy.brent.gov.uk
London Borough of Enfield1/1enfield.gov.uk
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham1/1lbhf.gov.uk
London Borough of Harrow1/1moderngov.harrow.gov.uk
London Borough of Hounslow1/1democraticservices.hounslow.gov.uk
London Borough of Sutton1/1sutton.gov.uk
London Borough of Tower Hamlets1/1towerhamlets.gov.uk
Midlothian Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Newport City Council1/1democracy.newport.gov.uk
North Ayrshire Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
North Lanarkshire Council1/1northlanarkshire.gov.uk
North Somerset Council1/1n-somerset.gov.uk
Orkney Islands Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Perth and Kinross Council1/1pkclimateaction.co.uk
Peterborough City Council1/1democracy.peterborough.gov.uk
Plymouth City Council1/1plymouth.gov.uk
Reading Borough Council1/1democracy.reading.gov.uk
Renfrewshire Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council1/1moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk
Scottish Borders Council1/1scottishborders.moderngov.co.uk
Shetland Islands Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council1/1solihull.gov.uk
South Ayrshire Council1/1south-ayrshire.gov.uk
South Lanarkshire Council1/1southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Stirling Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council1/1democracy.stockport.gov.uk
Sunderland City Council1/1mysunderland.co.uk
Swansea City Council1/1democracy.swansea.gov.uk
The Highland Council1/1highland.gov.uk
The Moray Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
West Dunbartonshire Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
West Lothian Council1/1sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Westminster City Council1/1westminster.gov.uk
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council1/1democracy.wigan.gov.uk
Wiltshire Council1/1wiltshire.gov.uk
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Birmingham City Council0/1
Blackpool Borough Council0/1
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Bracknell Forest Council0/1
Bridgend County Borough Council0/1
Brighton and Hove City Council0/1
Buckinghamshire Council0/1
Caerphilly County Borough Council0/1
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Cardiff Council0/1
Carmarthenshire County Council0/1
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City of London0/1
City of York Council0/1
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar0/1
Darlington Borough Council0/1
Denbighshire County Council0/1
Derby City Council0/1
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Dorset Council0/1
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
East Riding of Yorkshire Council0/1
Flintshire County Council0/1
Gwynedd County Council0/1
Halton Borough Council0/1
Isle of Anglesey County Council0/1
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Kingston-upon-Hull City Council0/1
Kirklees Council0/1
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Liverpool City Council0/1
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham0/1
London Borough of Barnet0/1
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London Borough of Bromley0/1
London Borough of Camden0/1
London Borough of Croydon0/1
London Borough of Ealing0/1
London Borough of Hackney0/1
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