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UK100 is the only cross-party network for UK local authorities focused solely on climate and clean air policy. We can provide comment and spokespeople with expertise and media experience.

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We work with local leaders delivering real change. If you’re looking for comment from those leading the transition to a low-carbon future, you’re in the right place.

Our spokespeople

Christopher Hammond

Christopher is the Chief Executive of UK100. Formerly the director of UK100’s award-nominated Membership & Insights team, Christopher has doubled the size of the network and launched the Climate Leadership Academy and Local Power in Action programme since joining in June 2021. Previously, Christopher served as the elected Leader of Southampton City Council. In 2020, he was shortlisted for ‘Leader of the Year’ in the LGIU Councillor Awards. Christopher holds a degree from Bournemouth University, which named him its 2019 Alumni of the Year.



Press releases

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Older press releases

Friday 11 November 2022

Green Careers Week: Local leaders call on Government to ‘end the mess’ of ‘disjointed’ green jobs and skills support — UK100 poll and briefing

Tuesday 8 November 2022

'Local leaders are the key', Net Zero tsar told at UK100 local authority network roundtable

Tuesday 1 November 2022

UK Government accused of “dereliction of duty” as it misses legal deadline for setting new air quality targets — just months after local leaders came together to call for more clean air ambition

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Pulling the rug on the energy price guarantee leaves Brits facing a bleak winter unless it prompts a real long-term plan

Friday 23 September 2022

We don't need an earthquake to bring down energy prices — UK100's response to the 'Mini Budget'

Thursday 8 September 2022

Energy plan is a welcome reprieve but it fails to address the magnitude of the issue — and fracking is never the answer

Friday 26 August 2022

End the wait. Insulate. UK100 responds to staggering Ofgem price cap rise

Thursday 18 August 2022

UK100 responds to Highways England’s new air pollution obligations

Tuesday 2 August 2022

UK100 responds to the next phase of the Public Decarbonisation Scheme

Thursday 14 July 2022

Exclusive polling reveals voters' message to incoming Prime Minister: give councils more money and power for Net Zero to ease cost-of-living crisis

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Ofgem’s new vision a welcome step toward necessary energy system reforms

Friday 17 June 2022

Mayors and local leaders sign pledge to meet WHO air pollution targets a decade ahead of the UK government | The letterDefra Secretary of State's response

Monday 13 June 2022

Tackling Clean Air and Net Zero together will save lives and money, according to a new report from UK100

Thursday 12 May 2022

Mayor of West Yorkshire and Wiltshire Council Leader unveiled as UK100's first-ever Co-presidents

Monday18 April 2022

Majority of Brits would welcome onshore wind over nuclear in their community, according to a new YouGov poll for UK100

Thursday 7 April 2022

UK energy security strategy is a missed opportunity to work with local leaders

Thursday 24 March 2022

Responding to dangerously high levels of air pollution across the UK

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Responding to the "mixed bag for Net Zero" Spring Statement 

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Free UK from Putin's grasp by backing local authorities to accelerate net zero

Tuesday 19 October 2021

88 leaders of local government come together before COP26 to set ambitious Net Zero targets decades ahead of government

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Local leaders and mayors call for Power Shift to meet Net Zero

Thursday 8 July 2021

Money does grow on them! Planting trees could benefit economy by £366 million and create 36,000 jobs

Monday 19 April 2021

Green jobs are the key to Covid recovery, 75% Brits believe

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Support for renewables and green jobs higher in rural areas

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Guardian exclusive: UK mayors urge Boris Johnson to commit to tougher air pollution targets: Press release | Guardian piece

Thursday 10 December 2020

Regional leaders commit to reaching Net Zero at least five years earlier than central government

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Business and local leaders call for Net Zero Development Bank to unlock £100bn including £40bn to meet energy efficiency manifesto promise

Monday 29 June 2020

Call for Green New Deal as 1 in 10 jobs (2 million) needs reskilling as part of green recovery

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Rural areas demand support to tackle climate change

Monday 18 November 2019

Primary school children could die up to 6 months early due to lifetime exposure to air pollution.

Wednesday 23 October 2019

International Clean Air Summit

Political and business leaders join forces to agree world-leading action for tackling air pollution

Monday 21 October 2019

High Air Pollution Days.

Monday 30 September 2019

Siemens announces partnership with local government leaders

Thursday 5 September 2019

Only 40 schools ban cars in streets around schools despite long-term damage to young lungs

Monday 2 September 2019

Leaders of biggest cities call for funding for Clean Air Zones to tackle pollution, and boost the economy