2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Has the council published an up to date and easy-to-read annual report on their Climate Action Plan?

Question code
Collaboration & Engagement
Published Annual report
Volunteer Research
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Points awarded for each of the following criteria:
- The council has published an annual report since 1st January 2022
- The annual report is easy-to-read
- The annual report includes reporting on progress towards the council's climate action plan SMART targets.


We have chosen the date 1st of January 2022 to ensure that the report is being issued on a yearly basis, while allowing for some delays.

"Easy to read" will be defined as clearly meant for public reading, and may include features such as a contents page, an executive summary, definitions for acronyms or complex language, simple English wherever possible, and graphics or tables to aid comprehension and navigation.

Scottish councils are obliged to publish statutory annual reports which will meet the criteria for an annual report, but they must release a more easy-to-read version with reference to SMART targets for further points.

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/3
Ards and North Down Borough Council0/3
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council0/3
Belfast City Council0/3
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/3
Derry City and Strabane District Council0/3
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council0/3
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council0/3
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/3
Mid Ulster District Council0/3
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/3