2021 saw the case for local climate action go mainstream. 93 UK local authorities pledged to meet Net Zero early and the UN recognised the power of local climate action.

Power Shift

UK100, Quantum
May 2021
Our Power Shift report is the most comprehensive examination of the powers local authorities have and need to deliver on climate ever undertaken. It draws on previous expert reports, including those produced for government, combined with a series of interviews with local authorities and other stakeholder organisations.

Energy Networks: Insight Briefing

Hywel Lloyd
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UK100
January 2022
This insight briefing examines the Net Zero transition in relation to the energy networks that connect our homes, workplaces, commercial and industrial buildings to sources of energy for heat and power, and the role of local authorities within this transition.

The Economic Benefits of Local Climate Action

UK100
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Place-based Climate Action Network
Belfast Climate Commission
Queen's University Belfast
October 2021
This report by the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Queens University Belfast and the Place-Based Climate Action Network for UK100 presents a synthesis of existing work relating to the economic benefits of local climate action.

Local Authority Contributions to Net Zero

UK100
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Edinburgh Climate Change Institute
October 2021
While it has legislated for Net Zero nationally, the UK Government’s approach to working in partnership with local authorities to enable programmes and projects that will achieve Net Zero hasn’t delivered to date.