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Action on Climate in Teignbridge: Conversations make a difference

ACT emphasise the importance of having trusted people, including local councillors, for residents to speak to.

An exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking

ENGIE is redeveloping the former 1GW coal fired power station at Rugeley, Staffordshire, as an exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking.

Anaerobic digestion: reducing landfill waste

Leicester is a very urban city with limited pavement space for kerbside containers. But Leicester City Council was determined to cut its waste sent to landfill.

Barnsley sets off biomass boilers

In 2004, Barnsley Metropolitan Council made a commitment to consider biomass heating systems for all new and refurbished buildings.

Bath & North East Somerset Council: Lean on partners’ campaigns

Recognising the council cannot do it alone, the communications team is amplifying its reach through committed and enthusiastic partners.

Birmingham – climate change and vulnerable communities

Birmingham's Climate Change Adaptation Partnership is putting health inequalities at the heart of its strategy. It's offering a range of tools and approaches to identify which communities will need most help to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Bristol City Council's wind turbines

Bristol City Council is the first authority in the UK to develop and own wind turbines. The two turbines are predicted to generate 14.4 gigawatts (GWh) annually.

Bristol City Council: Share insights and evidence of success

BCC was the first council to declare a Climate Emergency in 2018, and in their approach to comms and engagement, evaluation is key.

Bristol – zero petrol project

Summary Bristol City Council and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) have started an innovative programme to reduce the amount of petrol Community Health teams use.

Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future

The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.