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 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.
Leaders across Oxford gathered yesterday to commit to playing their part in achieving a Net Zero city. Cllr Tom Hayes explains why he believes Oxford can become zero carbon by 2040, a full decade ahead of the national legal target.
Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, urges local authorities to see Net Zero as a ‘monumental opportunity’ to unlock greater prosperity across the UK, and shares the city's action plan template to help councils get going.
Six inspiring speakers, from an MP to a leading air pollution campaigner, came together on 20 January to address what needs to change in the fight against air pollution, which, like Covid-19 disproportionately affects communities of colour.
As Belfast launches its first Climate Plan, the city’s Resilience Commissioner Grainia Long describes the importance of sound analysis, the potential of ‘multiple problems solvers’, and the power of genuine collaboration.