2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Governance & Finance (CA)

This section aims to understand to what extent climate action has been incorporated and embedded across the whole of the combined authority in all its activities and services in its decision making, forward planning and structures. This section also looks at how combined authorities are raising funds for climate action.

Average score

Combined Authority

29% Average score

This section only applies to Combined Authorities. For all other types of council, you can visit the following equivalent section:

Questions in this section

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You’ll find more options, like the ability to compare your council’s Scorecard with other councils, and see a more granular breakdown of how they did on each question of the Scorecards.

QuestionsCouncils with full marks per question
4.1a

Does the combined authority's Corporate Plan include a net-zero target and make tackling the climate emergency one of its main priorities?

5 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.1b

Does the combined authority's Medium Term Financial Plan include the combined authority's net-zero target and make tackling the climate emergency one of its main priorities?

2 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.2

Does the combined authority's Local Industrial Strategy include a net-zero target and make tackling the climate emergency one of its main priorities?

8 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.3

Has the combined authority published a climate change risk register?

4 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.4a

Is the combined authority reporting on its own emissions?

1 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.4b

According to the combined authority's own reporting, have their own emissions reduced since 2019?

1 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.5

According to national data, has the combined authority's area-wide carbon emissions decreased?

None out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.6

Has the combined authority adopted a new governance or decision making process to put tackling the climate emergency at the heart of every decision made?

4 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.7

Has the combined authority embedded climate action and waste reduction into their procurement policies?

None out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.8

Does the combined authority have a Portfolio Holder that has Climate Change explicitly in their remit?

7 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.9

How many staff spend 50% or more of their time on implementing the Climate Action Plan or other climate change projects?

5 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.10

Have all senior management received climate awareness training?

None out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.11

Does the combined authority have an environmental investment fund that small and medium-sized enterprises and/or the public sector can use?

4 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.12a

Has the combined authority passed a motion in support of divestment from all fossil fuels?

1 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
4.12b

Has the combined authority's pensions fund committed to divesting from all fossil fuels?

None out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
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