UK100 is the only network for UK locally elected leaders who have pledged to play their part in the global effort to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by switching to 100% clean energy by 2050. 

The most ambitious - our Net Zero Local Leadership Club - are doing everything within their power to get their communities to Net Zero as soon as possible, and by 2045 at the latest.

This is not just good for the planet but for the people they serve, who deserve warm homes, affordable energy, clean air, and local and seasonal food. They deserve access to thriving nature and healthy landscapes, and to live in a place they can be proud of.

To accelerate the transition to this Net Zero society, UK100 brings together local authorities, from cities to the countryside, to share knowledge, collaborate, and petition the UK government with their collective power.

They are working together to create flourishing communities, seizing the opportunities of technology to create jobs and establishing a nationwide project of renewal, focussed on local needs and ambitions.

UK100 works closely with elected representatives and policy experts to develop solutions to the challenges all our local leaders face, and to build public support for the transition.

Want to become a member? Read the pledge below then get in touch with our Campaigns Officer Talia Berriman at membership@uk100.org.

Membership Pledge

The people who live in the cities, towns and villages we serve deserve warm homes, secure and affordable energy, clean air and water, and local and seasonal food. They deserve access to thriving nature and healthy landscapes, and to live in a place they can be proud of.

As local leaders across the UK, we see the challenges our communities face. We recognise our responsibility to tackle the climate emergency and protect our environment to secure the future for them and for people around the world.

In 2019, the UK Parliament passed legislation to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2050. This was to keep in line with international commitment in the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. But science tells us we need to start now and make rapid reductions much sooner.

We will do everything within our power and influence to rapidly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We will bring our council emissions to Net Zero by 2030* and we will work with our residents and businesses to bring our wider communities’ emissions in line with Net Zero as soon as possible (and by 2045* at the latest).

We will continue to lead the UK’s response to Net Zero, going ahead of the government goal and taking the first steps with urgency. We will make substantial progress within the next decade to deliver Net Zero. With greater powers, we would go further, faster.

We will be bold and brave, carrying out strong climate action now and building prosperous, secure and more resilient communities that are healthier, cleaner and safer, in ways that follow the science and are practical and achievable.

We pledge to assess our largest impacts on climate change, prioritise where action needs to be taken and measure and monitor progress towards targets. We will reduce our emissions at source and limit the use of carbon offsets as part of the global effort to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

As local leaders, we are uniquely placed to help tackle the climate emergency. We are closer to the people who live and work in our communities, so we have a better understanding of their needs. This means we can collaborate with them to build consensus for the solutions we need to transition to a Net Zero society that delivers multiple benefits and is fair, just and works for everyone.

We have come together from local authorities across the UK to share knowledge and collaborate with each other, with businesses and our residents to deliver action now. And we will also use our experience of our ability and achievements to advocate to the UK government in order to accelerate the transition to a Net Zero society.

As a nation, we have demonstrated throughout our history that we are able and willing to lead on finding solutions to the challenges the world faces. The success and prosperity of our nation has largely rested on our ability to harness the power of dirty fossil fuels. It is now our shared responsibility to turn this ingenuity to solving the climate emergency in a way that has a positive impact on our communities. We need to ensure our future is better than our past.

*Please see our guidance and clarifications.

Want to become a member?

Get in contact with membership@uk100.org

Our Members

  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Cornwall Council
  • Cotswold District Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Lancaster City Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • City of Lincoln Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Liverpool City Region
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • London Borough of Islington 
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Shropshire Council
  • Solihull Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • South Lakeland District Council
  • Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
  • Stevenage Borough Council
  • Stroud District Council
  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • West of England Combined Authority 
  • Westminster City Council
  • Wiltshire Council
  • City of York Council