2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: According to the council's own reporting, have the council's own greenhouse gas emissions reduced since 2019?

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


Three tier criteria
Councils must meet the minimum criteria of question 3a to be able to get points for this question.

Criteria met if, using the councils' own reporting mechanisms, there has been a 5% or more reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions when comparing 2019 to 2021 (or financial years 2018/19 to 2021/22) data.

Additional points awarded if this emission reduction has been 10% or more, or further points if the reduction has been 20% or more.

Further points awarded if there has been any reduction from scope 3 emissions.

We recognise that there is currently no standard way that all councils use to report on emissions. We will score councils' own calculations, despite the differences, as long as they fulfill the requirements in 3a.


It must be possible to see exact figures to calculate the decrease. For example, a stand alone overall percentage increase number or a graph where you can’t read the actual figures is not valid.
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.

Question performance

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0 points

123 single tier councils

1 point

17 single tier councils

2 points

31 single tier councils

3 points

11 single tier councils
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council3/3democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Cheshire West and Chester Council3/3cmttpublic.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
City of Edinburgh Council3/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council3/3gateshead.gov.uk
Herefordshire Council3/3herefordshire.gov.uk
Reading Borough Council3/3democracy.reading.gov.uk
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council3/3moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council3/3solihull.gov.uk
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council3/3democracy.stockport.gov.uk
Sunderland City Council3/3mysunderland.co.uk
Wiltshire Council3/3wiltshire.gov.uk
Aberdeen City Council2/3aberdeencity.gov.uk
Aberdeenshire Council2/3aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Bedford Borough Council2/3bedford.gov.uk
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council2/3blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
Bradford Metropolitan District Council2/3bradford.gov.uk
Bristol City Council2/3bristol.gov.uk
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council2/3bury.gov.uk
Clackmannanshire Council2/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Conwy County Borough Council2/3conwy.gov.uk
Cornwall Council (Unitary)2/3app.powerbi.com
Dumfries and Galloway Council2/3view.officeapps.live.com
Dundee City Council2/3view.officeapps.live.com
Durham County Council2/3
East Ayrshire Council2/3view.officeapps.live.com
East Lothian Council2/3view.officeapps.live.com
Falkirk Council2/3view.officeapps.live.com
Leeds City Council2/3democracy.leeds.gov.uk
Leicester City Council2/3leicester.gov.uk
London Borough of Brent2/3legacy.brent.gov.uk
London Borough of Enfield2/3enfield.gov.uk
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham2/3
London Borough of Harrow2/3moderngov.harrow.gov.uk
London Borough of Sutton2/3sutton.gov.uk
Newport City Council2/3democracy.newport.gov.uk
North Lanarkshire Council2/3northlanarkshire.gov.uk
North Somerset Council2/3n-somerset.gov.uk
Plymouth City Council2/3plymouth.gov.uk
South Ayrshire Council2/3south-ayrshire.gov.uk
The Highland Council2/3highland.gov.uk
West Dunbartonshire Council2/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
West Lothian Council2/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Bath and North East Somerset Council1/3democracy.bathnes.gov.uk
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council1/3blackburn-darwen.org.uk
Central Bedfordshire Council1/3centralbedfordshirecouncil.sharepoint.com
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)1/3moderngov.cheshireeast.gov.uk
Coventry City Council1/3coventry.gov.uk
East Dunbartonshire Council1/3view.officeapps.live.com
East Renfrewshire Council1/3eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Glasgow City Council1/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Perth and Kinross Council1/3pkclimateaction.co.uk
Peterborough City Council1/3democracy.peterborough.gov.uk
Renfrewshire Council1/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Shetland Islands Council1/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
South Lanarkshire Council1/3southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Stirling Council1/3stirling.gov.uk
Swansea City Council1/3democracy.swansea.gov.uk
The Moray Council1/3sustainablescotlandnetwork.org
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council1/3democracy.wigan.gov.uk
Angus Council0/3
Argyll and Bute Council0/3
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Birmingham City Council0/3
Blackpool Borough Council0/3
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Bracknell Forest Council0/3
Bridgend County Borough Council0/3
Brighton and Hove City Council0/3
Buckinghamshire Council0/3
Caerphilly County Borough Council0/3
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Cardiff Council0/3
Carmarthenshire County Council0/3
Ceredigion County Council0/3
City of London0/3
City of York Council0/3
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar0/3
Darlington Borough Council0/3
Denbighshire County Council0/3
Derby City Council0/3
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Dorset Council0/3
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
East Riding of Yorkshire Council0/3
Fife Council0/3
Flintshire County Council0/3
Gwynedd County Council0/3
Halton Borough Council0/3
Hartlepool Borough Council0/3
Inverclyde Council0/3
Isle of Anglesey County Council0/3
Isle of Wight Council0/3
Isles of Scilly0/3
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council0/3
Kirklees Council0/3
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Liverpool City Council0/3
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham0/3
London Borough of Barnet0/3
London Borough of Bexley0/3
London Borough of Bromley0/3
London Borough of Camden0/3
London Borough of Croydon0/3
London Borough of Ealing0/3
London Borough of Hackney0/3
London Borough of Haringey0/3
London Borough of Havering0/3
London Borough of Hillingdon0/3
London Borough of Hounslow0/3
London Borough of Islington0/3
London Borough of Lambeth0/3
London Borough of Lewisham0/3
London Borough of Merton0/3
London Borough of Newham0/3
London Borough of Redbridge0/3
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames0/3
London Borough of Southwark0/3
London Borough of Tower Hamlets0/3
London Borough of Waltham Forest0/3
London Borough of Wandsworth0/3
Luton Borough Council0/3
Manchester City Council0/3
Medway Council0/3
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council0/3
Middlesbrough Borough Council0/3
Midlothian Council0/3
Milton Keynes0/3
Monmouthshire County Council0/3
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council0/3
Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council0/3
North Ayrshire Council0/3
North East Lincolnshire Council0/3
North Lincolnshire Council0/3
North Northamptonshire Council0/3
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Northumberland Council0/3
Nottingham City Council0/3
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Orkney Islands Council0/3
Pembrokeshire County Council0/3
Portsmouth City Council0/3
Powys County Council0/3
Redcar and Cleveland Council0/3
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council0/3
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Royal Borough of Greenwich0/3
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea0/3
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames0/3
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead0/3
Rutland County Council0/3
Salford City Council0/3
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Scottish Borders Council0/3
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Sheffield City Council0/3
Shropshire Council - Unitary0/3
Slough Borough Council0/3
Southampton City Council0/3
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council0/3
South Gloucestershire Council0/3
South Tyneside Council0/3
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council0/3
Stoke-on-Trent City Council0/3
Swindon Borough Council0/3
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Telford & Wrekin Council0/3
Thurrock Council0/3
Torbay Council0/3
Torfaen County Borough Council0/3
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Vale of Glamorgan Council0/3
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council0/3
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council0/3
Warrington Borough Council0/3
West Berkshire Council0/3
Westminster City Council0/3
West Northamptonshire Council0/3
Wirral Council0/3
Wokingham Borough Council0/3
Wolverhampton City Council0/3
Wrexham County Borough Council0/3