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Stevenage Borough Council - Embedding climate change into daily thinking

Stevenage Borough Council is embedding tackling climate change into every day thinking to ensure that work to address it is joined up and consistent.

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Stevenage Borough Council - Virtual Citizen's Panel

Stevenage Borough Council set up a virtual Citizen's Panel to get the views of residents about how to tackle climate change locally

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Plymouth City Council - Preventing Plastic Pollution

Plymouth City Council is working with the Ocean City Taskforce to reduce plastic pollution in Plymouth's marine environments.

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Gateshead Council - Walking and Cycling

Gateshead Council is taking steps to encourage residents to walk or cycle where they can.

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Lewisham Council - School Streets

Lewisham Council is introducing school streets across the borough to encourage active travel

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Plymouth City Council - EV charging points

Through the Transforming Cities Fund, Plymouth City Council is working with organisations around the city to install EV charge points.

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Lewisham Council - Dr Bike

Lewisham Council is encouraging residents to get back on their bikes to travel in a more environmentally friendly and Covid secure way.

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Lewisham Council - Coulgate Street

Lewisham Council used temporary traffic closure orders to close Coulgate Street and allow for cafes and restaurants to make use of the space.

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Slough Borough Council - Boosting Active Travel

Slough Borough Council has invested in infrastructure to boost active travel throughout the borough.

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Plymouth City Council - Plymouth Energy Company

The Plymouth Energy Company helps the most vulnerable residents with energy bills and with ways to save energy.

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Gateshead Council - Heat Networks

Gateshead Council has secured a grant to install new piping and a water source heat pump to extract water from old mine shafts.

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Gateshead Council - Decarbonising the gas network

Gateshead Council is working with private and public sector partners locally to decarbonise the gas network.

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Plymouth City Council - District Energy Network

Plymouth City Council is setting up a District Energy Network to provide low carbon energy to homes and business.

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Southampton City Council - Sustainable Sourcing of PPE

In partnership with other local organisations, including the NHS, Southampton City Council ensured that the procurement and delivery of PPE in the city was as sustainable as possible.

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Plymouth City Council - Climate Challenge

As part of Plymouth City Council's Change Fund, organisations will get a Climate Bonus on their funding if their project tackles climate change.

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Chesterfield Borough Council - Local Democracy Week

For Local Democracy Week this year, schools in Chesterfield have chosen climate change as the theme.

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Lewisham Council - Greening Fund

Lewisham Council has set up a Greening Lewisham Fund to help residents and organisations green their neighbourhoods.

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Telford & Wrekin Council - Climate Change Fund

Telford & Wrekin Council has set up a Climate Change Fund to help organisations in the borough become greener.

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Merton Council - Climate Action Working Group

Merton Council has set up a Climate Action Working Group to put the community at the centre of tackling the climate emergency

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Lewisham Council - Zero Carbon Plan for Schools

Lewisham Council has created a zero carbon plan for five schools in the borough.

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Telford & Wrekin Council - Electric Vehicles

Telford & Wrekin Council has introduced electric vehicles to the council fleet in order to reduce carbon emissions

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Plymouth City Council - New electric vans

Plymouth City Council is introducing electric vans to the council fleet to further reduce carbon emissions in the city.

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Southampton City Council - Clean Growth Fund

Southampton City Council has set up a Clean Growth Fund to help organisations across the city reduce their carbon emissions.

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Slough Borough Council - Urban Forest

Slough's Urban Forest has already seen 8,200 trees planted, alongside investment in digital monitoring technology

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Plymouth City Council - Plan for Trees

The Plymouth Plan for Trees helps urban areas become fit for purpose, raising greater awareness of the benefits of trees in urban areas.

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Gateshead Council - Tree planting

Gateshead Council has embarked on an ambitious tree planting programme to help tackle carbon dioxide emissions

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Plymouth City Council - ReMEDIES

ReMedies is a project focusing on environmentally friendly practices in the marine environments around Plymouth.

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Plymouth City Council - Green Minds

Plymouth City Council has set up the Green Minds project to rewild people and places across the city.

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Lewisham Council - Lewisham's first parklet

Lewisham Council has introduced a parklet to aid social distancing and to give businesses more outdoor space.

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Lambeth Council - Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Lambeth Council is establishing low traffic neighbourhoods to make active travel more appealing to residents

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Oxford City Council - Coffee Cup Recycling

Oxford City Council has introduced coffee cup recycling to increase recycling rates

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Newcastle City Council - District Energy Centre

Newcastle City Council has partnered with ENGIE to set up a District Energy Centre, generating low carbon energy for the community

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Southwark Council - Climate Change Summit

Southwark Council held a climate summit which brought together national and local organisations, experts and individuals to discuss both what more the council can do to tackle the climate emergency.

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Southwark Council - Investing in Renewable Energy

Southwark Council has reduced the carbon footprint of the fossil fuel based pension fund by almost 50 per cent since 2017.

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Southwark Council - Cutting Carbon Emissions

Southwark is taking steps to continue to cut the council’s carbon emissions and have already cut them by 37% since 2010.

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Camden Council - Somers Town Energy

The Somers Town Heat Network provides heat and hot water to five housing estates and the redesigned Edith Neville School. A case study was done to fully understand the network’s performance.

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Camden Council - Citizens' Assembly on the Climate Crisis

In response to a ‘Climate Emergency’ declaration in March 2019, Camden Council – with the help of a number of independent organisations – arranged a Citizens’ Assembly to decide how the borough as a whole should address the climate crisis.

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Bristol City Council - 2030 Carbon Neutrality

Bristol City Mayor Rees’ carbon neutrality plan, takes the action required to deal with the climate emergency declared in late 2018.

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Bristol City Council - One City Plan

Bristol City Mayor Marvin Rees has developed a One City Plan to deliver outcomes across six priority areas – including the environment – every year through to 2050.

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Westminster Labour Group - Campaigning from Opposition

Westminster Labour Group have been campaigning from opposition to ensure that the ruling Tories take climate change seriously and have been taking radical action to combat the climate emergency.

 

 

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