Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) have received a higher ranking of its climate action plan than any other in Hertfordshire.
Non-profit Climate Emergency UK have been rating the various plans from councils of all kinds across the country and giving them a percentage of 100, taking into account funding, community engagement, emissions targets, commitment and other factors.
Out of 100, TRDC received a 55 per cent score, with particular praise for their community engagement on the matter, set emissions targets and desire to tackle the environment emergency.
However, the organisation also decided the council was lacking in the categories of funding and scored a zero out of five in the area of education, skills and training.
This ranking puts it in 37th place out the 181 district councils in the UK. It is also a higher ranking than nearby St Albans and City District Council (which got 53 per cent), Dacorum Borough Council (which got 43 per cent) and Watford Borough Council (which got 37 per cent).
Hertfordshire County Council themselves got 50 per cent, ranking in 6th out of 24 county councils currently ranked.
TRDC’s Lead Member for Environmental Services, Climate Change and Sustainability, Cllr Phil Williams, said: “Whilst it is good news that Three Rivers are the highest ranked council for our climate action plan in Hertfordshire, we are not the highest in the country – and that is what we want to be.
“Our ambition as a council is to make a real difference to climate change, to protect our natural world for future generations by introducing policies today that will protect our tomorrow.”