2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Has the council lobbied the government for climate action?

Question code
Collaboration & Engagement
Councils lobbying government
Question weight


Criteria met if the council has sent a letter or had a meeting with national or devolved governments calling for the government to take further action, or asking for councils to receive more funding, powers and climate resources to take climate action.

The criteria will be met if councils have worked on specific, climate-related issues, provided climate is cited as a reason to take action. For example, asking for measures to improve local bus provision will meet the criteria if reducing carbon emissions is cited as a reason to do so.


We have chosen the date 1st of January 2022 to ensure that any lobbying has been recent and continued, rather than once every few years.

The criteria will be met if councils have worked on specific, climate-related issues, provided climate is cited as a reason to take action. For example, asking for measures to improve local bus provision will meet the criteria if reducing carbon emissions is cited as a reason to do so.

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Aberdeenshire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Bath and North East Somerset Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Birmingham City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Bracknell Forest Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Bradford Metropolitan District Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Bridgend County Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Brighton and Hove City Council1/1
Bristol City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Caerphilly County Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Cardiff Council1/1
Carmarthenshire County Council1/1
Ceredigion County Council1/1
Cheshire West and Chester Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
City of Edinburgh Council1/1gov.scot
City of London1/1whatdotheyknow.com
City of York Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Clackmannanshire Council1/1
Cornwall Council (Unitary)1/1
Darlington Borough Council1/1
Denbighshire County Council1/1
Dorset Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Durham County Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
East Dunbartonshire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Flintshire County Council1/1
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Herefordshire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Isle of Wight Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council1/1
Kirklees Council1/1kirkleestogether.co.uk
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council1/1knowsleytransaction.mendixcloud.com
Leeds City Council1/1
Leicester City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Barnet1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Ealing1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Hackney1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Haringey1/1
London Borough of Havering1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Hounslow1/1
London Borough of Lambeth1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Lewisham1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Merton1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Newham1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Southwark1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Sutton1/1sutton.gov.uk
London Borough of Waltham Forest1/1whatdotheyknow.com
London Borough of Wandsworth1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Luton Borough Council1/1
Manchester City Council1/1
Medway Council1/1
Monmouthshire County Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North Northamptonshire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
North Somerset Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Northumberland Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Nottingham City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Peterborough City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Plymouth City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Powys County Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Reading Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Renfrewshire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Royal Borough of Greenwich1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Salford City Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Gloucestershire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
South Tyneside Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Swindon Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Telford & Wrekin Council1/1newsroom.telford.gov.uk
Torbay Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Wiltshire Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Wirral Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Wokingham Borough Council1/1whatdotheyknow.com
Aberdeen City Council0/1
Angus Council0/1
Argyll and Bute Council0/1
Bedford Borough Council0/1
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council0/1
Blackpool Borough Council0/1
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council0/1
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Borough Council0/1
Buckinghamshire Council0/1
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Central Bedfordshire Council0/1
Cheshire East Council (Unitary)0/1
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar0/1
Conwy County Borough Council0/1
Coventry City Council0/1
Derby City Council0/1
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Dumfries and Galloway Council0/1
Dundee City Council0/1
East Ayrshire Council0/1
East Lothian Council0/1
East Renfrewshire Council0/1
East Riding of Yorkshire Council0/1
Falkirk Council0/1
Fife Council0/1
Glasgow City Council0/1
Gwynedd County Council0/1
Halton Borough Council0/1
Hartlepool Borough Council0/1
Inverclyde Council0/1
Isle of Anglesey County Council0/1
Isles of Scilly0/1
Liverpool City Council0/1
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham0/1
London Borough of Bexley0/1
London Borough of Brent0/1
London Borough of Bromley0/1
London Borough of Camden0/1
London Borough of Croydon0/1
London Borough of Enfield0/1
London Borough of Harrow0/1
London Borough of Hillingdon0/1
London Borough of Islington0/1
London Borough of Redbridge0/1
London Borough of Tower Hamlets0/1
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council0/1
Middlesbrough Borough Council0/1
Midlothian Council0/1
Milton Keynes0/1
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council0/1
Newport City Council0/1
North Ayrshire Council0/1
North East Lincolnshire Council0/1
North Lanarkshire Council0/1
North Lincolnshire Council0/1
North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Orkney Islands Council0/1
Pembrokeshire County Council0/1
Perth and Kinross Council0/1
Portsmouth City Council0/1
Redcar and Cleveland Council0/1
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council0/1
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea0/1
Rutland County Council0/1
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Scottish Borders Council0/1
Sheffield City Council0/1
Shetland Islands Council0/1
Shropshire Council - Unitary0/1
Slough Borough Council0/1
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Southampton City Council0/1
South Ayrshire Council0/1
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council0/1
South Lanarkshire Council0/1
Stirling Council0/1
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council0/1
Stoke-on-Trent City Council0/1
Sunderland City Council0/1
Swansea City Council0/1
The Highland Council0/1
The Moray Council0/1
Thurrock Council0/1
Torfaen County Borough Council0/1
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Vale of Glamorgan Council0/1
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council0/1
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council0/1
Warrington Borough Council0/1
West Berkshire Council0/1
West Dunbartonshire Council0/1
West Lothian Council0/1
Westminster City Council0/1
West Northamptonshire Council0/1
Wolverhampton City Council0/1
Wrexham County Borough Council0/1