Now available: Council Climate Action Scorecards draft methodology

We have now published our draft methodology for the next wave of the Scorecards project: the Council Climate Action Scorecards. Last year we marked every UK council's Climate Action Plans; this time we’ll be scoring the actual climate action they have taken.

Read the draft methodology

Timeline showing: April to August 2022, research and development; July to September 2022, one-to-one and sector-wide consultations; November to December 2022, publish finalised metrics for Scorecards; February to March 2023, first marking with volunteers; April to May 2023, five week right of reply period; Summer 2023, scoring audit; and Autumn 2023, scorecards launch

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About the 2021 scoring

Climate Emergency UK assessed plans according to 28 questions across nine sections, based on the expert-approved checklist for Council Action Plans. Each council was marked against these criteria and given a right to reply before the scores underwent a final audit. This work was completed between June and December 2021.

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Northern Ireland

councils plan scorecard

Total Score
Council name
26%
avg
6/21
avg
4/18
avg
4/7
avg
3/9
avg
0/5
avg
2/4
avg
0/5
avg
1/5
avg
1/4
avg
31%
7/21
0/18
6/7
4/9
0/5
1/4
0/5
2/5
1/4
28%
4/21
7/18
4/7
3/9
1/5
1/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
25%
9/21
5/18
2/7
3/9
0/5
2/4
0/5
0/5
2/4
19%
4/21
3/18
2/7
2/9
1/5
2/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
0%
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Total Score
Council name
26%
avg
6/21
avg
4/18
avg
4/7
avg
3/9
avg
0/5
avg
2/4
avg
0/5
avg
1/5
avg
1/4
avg
Ards and North Down Borough Council
31%
7/21
0/18
6/7
4/9
0/5
1/4
0/5
2/5
1/4
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
28%
4/21
7/18
4/7
3/9
1/5
1/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
Derry City and Strabane District Council
25%
9/21
5/18
2/7
3/9
0/5
2/4
0/5
0/5
2/4
Belfast City Council
19%
4/21
3/18
2/7
2/9
1/5
2/4
0/5
1/5
0/4
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Mid Ulster District Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.This council did not have an action plan when all plans were assessed on 20th September 2021.

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