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’.
New research has revealed both urban and rural citizens are concerned about climate. London Councils’ Chair of Transport and Environment and Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville says it's vital that government sees local councils across the country as an “indispensable partner” in reducing emissions.
From recommendations like re-training of workers that made him applaud to those that made him pause for thought, Durham County Council's Climate Champion Cllr John Clare shares his reflections on the IPPR Tees Valley and County Durham Climate and Fairness Panel.
From planting 30 community orchards to turning a disused railway line into a greenway, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is championing district-wide, nature-based climate action. Cllr Joe Porter, Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Biodiversity, explains more.
UK100’s Political Advisor Dom Goggins takes a first look at BEIS’ new Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, published this morning. He says the new strategy is welcome and starts to fill the Net Zero policy gaps, but we still need a plan to support local leaders’ essential role in reaching Net Zero.
UK100's Parliamentary Officer lays out why success of the National Infrastructure Bank hinges on the design of its mandate and what parliamentarians should be asking of Ministers in the Budget debates to ensure fiscal policy is aligned with Net Zero and the levelling up agenda.