Climate emergency: it’s time to act

At the LGA’s annual conference in July, we declared a climate emergency and asked the LGA to commit to supporting councils in their work to tackle climate change by providing a strong, unified voice for councils in lobbying for support to address this emergency, and sharing best practice across all councils.

“To ensure that residents are able to adapt to the forces of climate change, we must act now

With the majority of Labour councils committing to ambitious targets of carbon neutrality by 2030, it is vital that their efforts are facilitated by central government policies. To respond to renewed pressure from climate groups, and to ensure that residents are able to adapt to the forces of climate change – affecting housing, transport, energy supplies and the food market – we must act now.

Labour in local government continues to champion this important agenda and Labour councils are taking action up and down the country.

The LGA’s Labour Group is going to be producing a website and a number of resources to support Labour’s local government work in this area. This will ensure that Labour-run councils and Labour groups have access to case studies, best practice, how-to guides, campaign materials and much more. Look out for it next month.

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