The G7 leaders pledged to ‘build back better’ in the Communique that came out from the Summit, held in Carbis Bay in Cornwall over the weekend 11-13th June. However, the details on how and what this will ultimately deliver, were scant.
Local authorities have an important role in delivering carbon emission reductions, not just in the areas of direct service delivery but as thought leaders and facilitators for the scale of change required to respond to the climate emergency.
There are now nearly 60 cross-party local leaders, representing 35% of the UK population, committed to meeting net zero at least five years earlier than Whitehall, as the former leader of Southampton City Council Christopher Hammond joins UK100 as Network Membership Director.
The Place-Based Climate Action Network has just released a report on how local decision-makers can enable climate action. Here are my five suggestions for empowering local authorities to be ambitious in their fight against global warming.
New Ipsos MORI polling, commissioned by UK100, reveals that over three quarters of people around the country believe creating more green jobs in their local areas would provide post-pandemic employment opportunities.
UKGBC's Public Affairs & Policy Officer Philip Box explains why the 2021 English local elections will be critical in unlocking the potential of the built environment to drive a local green recovery, and explores what local authorities can do to ‘build back greener’.