2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council have a Cabinet member or Portfolio Holder that has climate change explicitly in their remit?

Question code
Governance & Finance
Elected Climate Change portfolio holder
Volunteer Research
Question weight


Criteria met if the council has a role such as Chair of Environment Committee, Cabinet Member for Environment, Chair of Environment and Climate Change Scrutiny Committee or any title with the words Climate Change, Climate Action, Climate Emergency, Environmental Sustainability, Environment or similar in it.
This role can be merged with another role, such as Environment and Transport.


Councils are run by a cabinet or committee structure. A cabinet structure is where there is a council leader and cabinet members (all from the same governing party/parties) that make decisions on Council policy.
A committee structure is where councils are divided into politically balanced committees that make the decisions.

A Climate Champion (listed as a responsibility) is not valid for a point and neither is Chair or Cabinet member for Environmental Services.

Question performance

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5 Northern Irish councils

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6 Northern Irish councils
Ards and North Down Borough Council1/1ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
Belfast City Council1/1minutes.belfastcity.gov.uk
Derry City and Strabane District Council1/1meetings.derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council1/1fermanaghomagh.com
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council1/1lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk
Mid Ulster District Council1/1mid-ulster.cmis-ni.org
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/1
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council0/1
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/1
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/1