23 May 2022
Reducing car use and encouraging active travel can help reduce emissions and lower pollution levels. With funding from a local health trust, Southwark Borough Council is taking measures to encourage active travel and support areas most affected by child obesity and poor air quality. Reducing car use forms part of Action 23 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.
23 May 2022
All stages of food production contribute to climate change, but food waste in particular, contributes to avoidable emissions. Read how Bristol City Council is making progress towards becoming a zero-waste city, through expanding services to its community and engaging them in waste-reducing activities. Reducing food waste forms part of Action 37 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.
08 Sep 2022
Adapting to renewable energy needs a workforce with the skills to make the change, but the current green skills gap around the country shows an urgent need for training. Read how Dundee City Council is addressing this through greater investment and innovation in renewable energy systems, and by providing training. Supporting the development of renewable energy and providing skills training for local workers forms Action 33 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.
20 May 2022
Understanding how your area is performing on key climate issues is an important step to figuring out the changes needed in your community.
01 Sep 2021
Parish and town councils may not be as powerful as local authorities but they can “do their bit” in addressing the climate and nature emergency and be a force for change.
13 Sep 2021
Stroud District Council has an impressive reputation for setting the agenda when it comes to climate action. Council officer Barry Wyatt identifies how working with residents and community partners is now taking that reputation a step further.
31 Mar 2020
How the government should respond to the climate emergency – and what local campaign groups can do to make their communities climate friendly.