2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council's corporate plan include a net-zero target and make tackling the climate emergency one of its main priorities?

Question code
Governance & Finance
Net Zero Embedded in Corporate Plan
Volunteer Research
Question weight


Criteria met if climate action (alternatively called Sustainability or Environment) is listed as one of the council's core priorities or equivalent. It must have its own heading or section and a net zero target date must be referenced.

The net-zero target date must be an area-wide target, either the UK Government's national target, the devolved nation's target or the council's area-wide net zero target.


A corporate plan is a business planning document that sets out the council's future priorities and objectives to help ensure that the council manages its resources effectively.

For County Councils the document is called a(Strategic) Economic Plan

We will accept other language for target dates being used such as carbon neutrality.

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13 county councils
Cambridgeshire County Council1/1cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Devon County Council1/1devon.gov.uk
Gloucestershire County Council1/1gloucestershire.gov.uk
Hampshire County Council1/1hants.gov.uk
Hertfordshire County Council1/1hertfordshire.gov.uk
Kent County Council1/1kent.gov.uk
Leicestershire County Council1/1leicestershire.gov.uk
Norfolk County Council1/1norfolk.gov.uk
Nottinghamshire County Council1/1plan.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Oxfordshire County Council1/1oxfordshire.gov.uk
Suffolk County Council1/1suffolk.gov.uk
Surrey County Council1/1surreycc.gov.uk
Warwickshire County Council1/1api.warwickshire.gov.uk
Derbyshire County Council0/1
East Sussex County Council0/1
Essex County Council0/1
Lancashire County Council0/1
Lincolnshire County Council0/1
Staffordshire County Council0/1
West Sussex County Council0/1
Worcestershire County Council0/1