The UK is required by the Climate Change Act to reach net zero emissions by 2050. In this video, Helena Bennett, Head of Climate Policy at the Green Alliance discusses the numerous benefits of switching to renewable energy sources to government and the general public.
300 councils in the UK have now declared a climate emergency, but only 100 have climate action plans. We heard from Paul O’Brien, Chief Executive of the Association for Public Service Excellence, about the value in climate action plans and the priorities that should be set in them.
Local Authorities are responsible for generating climate action plans to promote sustainability and carbon neutrality in their areas. Paul O'Brien Chief Executive at APSE discussed how to declare a climate emergency, and suggested a route for local authorities to follow when planning for green regeneration.