As COP26 negotiations in Glasgow ended, some promising commitments were made to tackle the climate emergency – so why is our government already going backwards?
Last month, I was privileged to be part of the LGA delegation to COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, alongside our Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson, Cllr David Renard, Chairman of the LGA’s Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, and colleagues from the other political groups.
Now that the dust has settled on COP26, we turn our attention to the actions we must take following the conference.
Several of our members attended COP26, speaking up effectively inside and outside the arena, demonstrating just how much the human impact on climate change matters.
Local government will be able to showcase its work on climate change during a dedicated cities, regions and built environment day at the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November.
Councils have a significant role to play in supporting and advancing the UK’s net zero ambitions in partnership with government, industry and communities, the LGA has said.