Warwickshire County Council has been rated amongst the top local authorities for sustainability by the West Midland’s Local Authority Sustainability Benchmark. Published on behalf of the Environment Agency, the benchmark looks at actions taken in detail across the sustainability agenda. Overall, WCC were awarded a score of 62% and ranked 7th of the 21 regional authorities that took part.
The report looks in detail at the actions being taken by local authorities. They rated WCC as showing leadership and good practice in a number of areas; having a clear path towards achieving net zero by 2030 (their own estate) and 2050 (county-wide), having the concept of biodiversity net gain within all planning strategies and they were also ranked first in the region for resource efficiency, which measures household recycling. The Council were also above average in other categories such as sustainable energy, social health equity, clean air and water.