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A local path to net zero
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Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
LGA submission: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking inquiry on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2
Local government is ambitious to do more to accelerate a shift to cycling and walking and where possible, making it the first choice for mode of journey in every community. As each place is different, both in terms of local economic profile, demographics, geography, topography and existing infrastructure, a locally determined approach to investment will deliver the best outcomes.
LGA responds to Sport in our Communities select committee report
"This report rightly recognises that local government is at the forefront of providing facilities, supporting both formal and informal opportunities for activities, and accessible to all members of the community."
Stroud District Council: 2030 Strategy - limiting, adapting, recovering and responding in a changing climate
Stroud District Council's comprehensive strategy and plan, unanimously adopted in March 2021 drives progress on their commitment to a carbon neutral and ecologically resilient 2030.
Cheltenham Borough Council: Zero Partnership
Cheltenham Borough Council formed the Cheltenham Zero Partnership, with charity partner Vision21. The partnership will establish a strong network of businesses, community groups and the public sector to help lead the charge for the borough’s aim for carbon neutrality by 2030.
Cheltenham Borough Council: What gets measured gets managed
Cheltenham are using Salix funding as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) to install a number of sub meters in some of their leisure facilities and listed buildings in order to measure and reduce their energy footprint. The list includes the Pittville Pump Rooms, the leisure centre and their town hall.
North Devon and Torridge Councils: Blue Biosphere Natural Capital Accelerator
Blue Biosphere is a net-zero economic development programme collaborating across Torridge and North Devon to stimulate marine and catchment jobs and raise social mobility through development of Blue Carbon projects, improved fisheries management and marine conservation as well as Blue Growth targeted to deliver high-value jobs to our coastal community.
North Devon and Torridge Councils: North Devon Biosphere Nature Recovery Plan
North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is jointly funded by Devon County Council, North Devon Council and Torridge District Council. The Biosphere is launching an ambitious new Nature Recovery Plan as our contribution to tackling the ecological emergency here in northern Devon.
Torbay Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council: Joint Carbon Literacy Training
In an effort to embed the Climate Emergency across our organisations, Torbay, South Hams and West Devon joined forces to arrange Carbon Literacy Training for 48 key officers, senior leaders and key councillors across Torbay Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council.
Devon County Council’s Carbon Plan
Twenty five partner organisations, led by Devon County Council, including all eleven councils and two national park authorities, are collaborating on the production of a Devon Carbon Plan to show a pathway to getting Devon to net zero by 2050 at the latest.
Lancashire County Council: CO2e assessment and reduction in carriageway resurfacing
Lancashire County Council recognised that a planned highway capital surfacing programme was a highly carbon intensive programme of works, so begun a journey to ascertain the carbon output of the surfacing programme, record and measure changes made to reduce it, and develop tools to allow them to integrate carbon usage into the asset lifecycle modelling.
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