Each metric uses the latest data available from trusted sources, and is standardised using min-max
This results is a score between 0 and 10 for each data point and each city is ranked based on its average
The index uses both city and local authority data. For local authority-level data the score is applied to
the city within it. For example, if Brighton & Hove council has a score 5.65 for CO2 Emissions, then
Brighton receives 5.65.
In order to make the data as reliable as possible, cities missing 2 or more data points (due to no data
available) have been removed, leaving a final list of 52 cities from the total 68 cities in the UK. Where
appropriate data was also adjusted to take into consideration the population of each area.
UK local authority & regional CO2 emissions per capita 2016 (includes commercial, domestic and
Most of us like to do our bit to help the environment. From cycling to work to switching to biodegradable
products, we’re becoming more conscious of our actions. But can we say the same for our cities?