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Scorecards Updated Methodology (2025)

The majority of questions in the draft methodology for the next round of the Council Climate Action Scorecards remain the same, with four new questions and a number of amendments to questions for clarity and accuracy.

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Timeline showing: January to April 2024, Methodology review and sector consultations; May 2024, Publish updated metrics for 2025 Scorecards; August to October 2024, First marking with volunteers; November to December 2024, Five week Right of Reply period; January to March 2025, Scoring audit; Summer 2025, scorecards launch

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2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards

Climate Emergency UK assessed all UK councils on the actions they've taken towards net zero. The Scorecard assessment consists of 91 questions or less, depending on council type, across 7 different sections, created in consultation with over 90 different organisations and individuals. 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 January and August 2023.

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Explore in detail the how different councils scored in each of the 7 Scorecard sections.

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Explore in detail the full results of one council across all sections and questions.

Northern Ireland

Council Climate Action Scorecard

Total Score
Northern Ireland average
21%
avg
33%
avg
7%
avg
14%
avg
11%
avg
38%
avg
23%
avg
35%
avg
This is a top performer council.
Belfast City Council
43%
50%
38%
42%
25%
60%
50%
46%
27%
35%
0%
8%
26%
50%
39%
54%
26%
30%
12%
8%
29%
50%
18%
44%
20%
35%
0%
8%
6%
40%
18%
46%
19%
55%
0%
17%
7%
20%
0%
28%
19%
35%
0%
17%
7%
40%
18%
28%
19%
30%
12%
8%
10%
40%
23%
21%
18%
55%
0%
17%
0%
20%
9%
23%
18%
35%
0%
8%
6%
20%
18%
46%
14%
0%
0%
25%
2%
60%
9%
33%
13%
5%
12%
0%
6%
20%
50%
15%
Total Score
Northern Ireland average
21%
avg
3/12
avg
1/9
avg
2/9
avg
3/27
avg
3/6
avg
4/17
avg
3/14
avg
This is a top performer council.
Belfast City Council
43%
3/12
3/9
3/9
6/27
4/6
9/17
4/14
Derry City and Strabane District Council
27%
3/12
0/9
1/9
6/27
3/6
6/17
5/14
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
26%
2/12
1/9
1/9
7/27
3/6
3/17
4/14
Ards and North Down Borough Council
20%
3/12
0/9
2/9
2/27
3/6
2/17
4/14
Mid Ulster District Council
19%
4/12
0/9
3/9
3/27
2/6
0/17
3/14
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
19%
3/12
0/9
3/9
3/27
3/6
2/17
3/14
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
19%
2/12
1/9
1/9
4/27
3/6
3/17
2/14
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
18%
4/12
0/9
3/9
0/27
1/6
2/17
2/14
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
18%
3/12
0/9
1/9
2/27
2/6
4/17
4/14
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
14%
0/12
0/9
2/9
1/27
4/6
1/17
4/14
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
13%
1/12
1/9
0/9
2/27
1/6
7/17
1/14

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