2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Is the council reporting on its own greenhouse gas emissions?

Question code
Governance & Finance
Emission data reduction
Volunteer Research
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Criteria met if the council is reporting its own emissions and fulfill all of the following:
- the council states whether they are using the Environmental Reporting Guidelines from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the GCoM Common Reporting Framework (CRF), the Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool (from the LGA), the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Cities (Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories) or for Corporate Standards to develop their inventory.

Councils must state whether they are using either,
- the inventory must cover a continuous period of 12 months, either a calendar year or a financial year
- there must be data from 2019 and 2021 (or the financial year 2021/22)
- the council must be measuring their own scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions


Scope 1 emissions are greenhouse gas emissions that an organisation owns or controls directly, such as fuel burnt from council vehicles.
Scope 2 emissions are greenhouse gas emissions that an organisation produces indirectly when they purchase and use energy, such as the emissions created from the electricity the council buys to heat its offices.
Scope 3 emissions are greenhouse gas emissions that are created indirectly in an organisations' supply chain, such as the emissions produced in making the computers or paper that the council buys. Scope 3 also includes any other emissions not within scope 1 and 2.

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Cambridgeshire County Council1/1cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Derbyshire County Council1/1observatory.derbyshire.gov.uk
Devon County Council1/1devon.gov.uk
East Sussex County Council1/1eastsussex.gov.uk
Hampshire County Council1/1hants.gov.uk
Leicestershire County Council1/1leicestershire.gov.uk
Norfolk County Council1/1norfolk.gov.uk
Nottinghamshire County Council1/1nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Oxfordshire County Council1/1oxfordshire.gov.uk
Suffolk County Council1/1committeeminutes.suffolk.gov.uk
Worcestershire County Council1/1worcestershire.gov.uk
Essex County Council0/1
Gloucestershire County Council0/1
Hertfordshire County Council0/1
Kent County Council0/1
Lancashire County Council0/1
Lincolnshire County Council0/1
Staffordshire County Council0/1
Surrey County Council0/1
Warwickshire County Council0/1
West Sussex County Council0/1