Climate Action

How Stroud council is encouraging renewables in its Local Plan

08 Sep 2022

Learn how Stroud District Council is encouraging renewables in its Local Plan. Growing renewable energy generation by identifying suitable areas in the Local Plan is part of Action 29 in the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.

How Cornwall Council uses a simple tool to make decisions

08 Sep 2022

Discover how Cornwall Council used a simple, locally-tailored tool to check the social and planetary impact of its plans and guide decision-making right across the council. Checking whether council decisions would help or hinder climate action forms part of Action 1 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.

How Lewes District Council is keeping climate targets on track

23 May 2022

Learn how Lewes District Council is keeping climate ambition on track by setting short-term measurable goals for climate- and nature-related targets. Setting interim goals to maintain momentum is part of Action 4 in the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.

How Cotswold District Council appointed climate champions

23 May 2022

Learn how Cotswold District Council appointed climate champions to make more progress on climate goals. Appointing climate champions is Action 2 in the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils: identify both a councillor at a cabinet-level and a lead officer as Climate and Nature Champions, who are required to publish a twice-yearly independent and audited public report on progress in meeting climate change and nature targets.

Why Kingston is backing the climate action Blueprint

08 Sep 2022

Learn why Kingston council is backing the climate action Blueprint that calls for more powers and resources for local councils. Supporting the Blueprint is Action 50, along with 49 other actions councils can take to act on climate.

How Kent is protecting nature through long term planning

08 Sep 2022

Learn how Kent County Council is using long term planning to protect and recover threatened species through habitat maintenance, restoration and creation. Producing a nature and ecosystem restoration plan to restore habitats, species, and ecosystem quality and function, is Action 49 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.

How Leeds uses sustainable food to help schools combat the climate crisis

23 Nov 2022

Learn how Leeds City Council uses sustainable food to help schools lower their carbon footprint through the meals they serve. Influencing others such as schools to purchase green meals is part of Action 44 in the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.

How South Lakeland helps small businesses to cut carbon emissions

08 Sep 2022

Learn how South Lakeland District Council's business support initiatives are targeting a green recovery from coronavirus, and help small businesses to cut carbon emissions. Fostering a green economy is one of 50 climate actions for councils, under Action 43, to provide particular support to small and medium-sized enterprises to access funds and expertise, so they can recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, contribute to carbon pollution reduction, nature restoration and the growth of the green economy.

How Pembrokeshire set up a share, repair and reuse network

08 Sep 2022

Learn how Pembrokeshire created a share, repair and reuse network that cuts waste and develops employment skills for local people. Promoting community sharing and reuse to reduce waste and unnecessary consumption is Action 39 of 50 climate actions for councils.

How Waltham Forest has divested pensions out of fossil fuels

23 Nov 2022

Learn how Waltham Forest has divested pensions out of fossil fuels and is switching to green investments. Divesting all investments from fossil fuels, including any pension funds, and investing in renewable energy projects instead is Action 35 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils.