Now available: Council Climate Action Scorecards draft methodology

We have now published our draft methodology for the next wave of the Scorecards project: the Council Climate Action Scorecards. Last year we marked every UK council's Climate Action Plans; this time we’ll be scoring the actual climate action they have taken.

Read the draft methodology

Timeline showing: April to August 2022, research and development; July to September 2022, one-to-one and sector-wide consultations; November to December 2022, publish finalised metrics for Scorecards; February to March 2023, first marking with volunteers; April to May 2023, five week right of reply period; Summer 2023, scoring audit; and Autumn 2023, scorecards launch

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About the 2021 scoring

Climate Emergency UK assessed plans according to 28 questions across nine sections, based on the expert-approved checklist for Council Action Plans. Each council was marked against these criteria and given a right to reply before the scores underwent a final audit. This work was completed between June and December 2021.

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Combined Authority

councils plan scorecard

Total Score
Council name
48%
avg
10/21
avg
9/18
avg
2/7
avg
5/9
avg
3/5
avg
3/4
avg
1/5
avg
2/5
avg
2/4
avg
This is a top performer council.
West Midlands Combined Authority
89%
18/21
17/18
5/5
8/9
4/5
4/4
4/5
4/5
4/4
66%
10/21
12/18
4/7
8/9
4/5
4/4
3/5
2/5
3/4
58%
6/21
15/18
2/5
6/9
4/5
4/4
1/5
3/5
3/4
47%
9/21
15/18
1/5
3/9
3/5
1/4
0/5
5/5
2/4
35%
9/21
5/18
2/5
4/9
4/5
1/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
33%
8/21
3/18
1/5
3/9
2/5
2/4
1/5
4/5
0/4
31%
10/21
7/18
2/5
3/9
1/5
2/4
0/5
0/5
2/4
26%
6/21
1/18
1/5
5/9
2/5
3/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Total Score
Council name
48%
avg
10/21
avg
9/18
avg
2/7
avg
5/9
avg
3/5
avg
3/4
avg
1/5
avg
2/5
avg
2/4
avg
This is a top performer council.
West Midlands Combined Authority
89%
18/21
17/18
5/5
8/9
4/5
4/4
4/5
4/5
4/4
Greater London Authority
66%
10/21
12/18
4/7
8/9
4/5
4/4
3/5
2/5
3/4
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
58%
6/21
15/18
2/5
6/9
4/5
4/4
1/5
3/5
3/4
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
47%
9/21
15/18
1/5
3/9
3/5
1/4
0/5
5/5
2/4
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
35%
9/21
5/18
2/5
4/9
4/5
1/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
North of Tyne Combined Authority
33%
8/21
3/18
1/5
3/9
2/5
2/4
1/5
4/5
0/4
West of England Combined Authority
31%
10/21
7/18
2/5
3/9
1/5
2/4
0/5
0/5
2/4
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
26%
6/21
1/18
1/5
5/9
2/5
3/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
North East Combined Authority
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Tees Valley Combined Authority
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.

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