2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Collaboration & Engagement (CA)

This section addresses how combined authorities can collaborate with others to improve their own climate action and to support others in the area to decarbonise. More than half of the emissions cuts needed to reach net zero rely on people and businesses taking up low-carbon solutions, and combined authorities can work with those in their local area to enable those solutions.

Average score

Combined Authority

55% Average score

This section only applies to Combined Authorities. For all other types of council, you can visit the following equivalent 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
5.1a

Has the combined authority published a climate action plan with SMART targets?

8 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.1b

Has the combined authority published an up to date and easy-to-read annual report on their Climate Action Plan?

6 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.2

Has the combined authority commissioned, written and published a study of available decarbonisation pathways for their area?

5 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.3a

Has the combined authority lobbied the government for more funding, powers and climate resources?

8 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.3b

Has the combined authority or its mayor publicly called for more climate action from the Government or other organisations?

6 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.4

Is the combined authority working with external partners or other councils to lobby national government for climate action, or to learn about and share best practice council climate action?

6 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.5a

Does the combined authority have an on-going way for residents to influence the implementation of the combined authority's Climate Action Plan?

2 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.5b

Does the combined authority's ongoing engagement with residents include those most affected by climate change and the transition?

2 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.6

Has the combined authority supported a research project into climate action in their region?

7 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.7

Has the combined authority created a climate change commission or similar?

6 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.8

Is the combined authority working in partnership with local businesses to encourage decarbonisation?

10 out of 12 combined authority councils got full marks for this question.
5.9

Has the council passed a motion to ban high carbon advertising and sponsorship?

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