With households already beset by a cost-of-living crisis, it's impossible to see how many families will cope with an annual average energy bill increase of over £1,500. We are looking down the barrel of a bleak winter across Britain.
To address Cardiff Council’s climate emergency, the Council produced the One Planet Cardiff Strategy which sets out the Council’s approach across the coming decade to work in partnership with stakeholders to develop a pathway for a Carbon Neutral City by 2030.
Now that the UK and Scottish Governments have committed to reaching Net Zero in legislation, all attention is on delivery. Local authorities and their public sector partners are often sitting at the sharp end of that delivery, working to secure the co-benefits of climate action for the people and places they serve. So, with so much focus on action, what can mandatory public sector climate change reporting add to the agenda?
Hywel Lloyd outlines the engagement that UK100 has had with the UK's Distribution Network Operators to ensure that local authority energy planning is considered in their plans for the future of the electricity networks.
Last week the Climate Change Committee (CCC) published its Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, exploring what action is needed to move the country along to Net Zero. Our Network Membership Director Christopher Hammond lays out the key take-aways and what the report means for local climate action.
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.
Reporting to CDP is an excellent way for local authorities to evaluate and strengthen their climate action, highlighting both the successes and the gaps and helping to build trust. Here Cornwall Council's Dougie Handford explains more from the rural perspective.