2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: According to the council's own reporting, have the council's own greenhouse gas emissions reduced since 2019?

Question code
Governance & Finance
Emission data reduction
Volunteer Research
Question weight


Three tier criteria
Councils must meet the minimum criteria of question 3a to be able to get points for this question.

Criteria met if, using the councils' own reporting mechanisms, there has been a 5% or more reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions when comparing 2019 to 2021 (or financial years 2018/19 to 2021/22) data.

Additional points awarded if this emission reduction has been 10% or more, or further points if the reduction has been 20% or more.

Further points awarded if there has been any reduction from scope 3 emissions.

We recognise that there is currently no standard way that all councils use to report on emissions. We will score councils' own calculations, despite the differences, as long as they fulfill the requirements in 3a.


It must be possible to see exact figures to calculate the decrease. For example, a stand alone overall percentage increase number or a graph where you can’t read the actual figures is not valid.
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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2 points

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4 county councils
Derbyshire County Council3/3observatory.derbyshire.gov.uk
Norfolk County Council3/3norfolk.gov.uk
Nottinghamshire County Council3/3nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Worcestershire County Council3/3worcestershire.gov.uk
Cambridgeshire County Council2/3cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Devon County Council2/3devon.gov.uk
East Sussex County Council2/3eastsussex.gov.uk
Leicestershire County Council2/3leicestershire.gov.uk
Suffolk County Council2/3committeeminutes.suffolk.gov.uk
Hampshire County Council1/3documents.hants.gov.uk
Oxfordshire County Council1/3mycouncil.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Essex County Council0/3
Gloucestershire County Council0/3
Hertfordshire County Council0/3
Kent County Council0/3
Lancashire County Council0/3
Lincolnshire County Council0/3
Staffordshire County Council0/3
Surrey County Council0/3
Warwickshire County Council0/3
West Sussex County Council0/3