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.

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Our Members

  • Adur District Council
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Brighton & Hove 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
  • Hertfordshire County 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 Hammersmith & Fulham
  • London Borough of Islington 
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Oxfordshire County 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
  • St Albans City and District Council
  • Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
  • Stevenage Borough Council
  • Stroud District Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • West of England Combined Authority 
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Westminster City Council
  • Wiltshire Council
  • Worthing Borough Council
  • City of York Council

Our 100% Clean Energy by 2050 Pledge

By November 2020, more than 110 local authorities had signed up to our ‘100% clean energy by 2050’ pledge. Read the pledge with all 112 signatories, and check out our State of the Network Report that marked UK100's first five years. 

Ahead of COP26 in November 2021, we’re now asking them - and other local authorities not yet part of UK100 - to commit to our new, more ambitious, Net Zero-aligned pledge above.