Democracy and partnership
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nottingham City Council - Behaviour Change
For many people, actions to prevent climate change can seem costly. Nottingham City Council have recognised that behavioural change among its residents needs to be enabled and so have kick-started several initiatives to support these changes.
Manchester City Council - Youth Action Summit
Manchester City Council worked with other environmental organisations to hold a climate change summit for school children to get their say on how to tackle the climate crisis.
Lambeth Council - Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan
In July, Lambeth published its first Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan, which sets out how Lambeth Council's operations will be carbon neutral by 2030.
Newham Council - Pensions
Newham Council Pension Fund team has ensured that it has reduced its overall exposure to fossil fuel enough to make it one of the best in London and has also ensured that it is carbon neutral.
Tameside Council – Community Engagement
Tameside Council held a Green Summit calling for action from organizations and individuals from across a range of partners in Tameside in order to combat climate change.
Southampton City Council - Green City Charter
Southampton City Council has introduced ambitious measures to create a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable city through a Green City Charter.
Oxford City Council - Low Carbon Oxford
Oxford City Council coordinates and works closely with a local collaborative of over 40 organizations that are responsible for the majority of the city’s carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to reduce these emissions.
Oxford City Council - Charter for Cleaner Air
Oxford City Council, Greenpeace UK, and Friends of the Earth has launched a Charter for Cleaner Air calling on the Government to place the health of communities first.
Oxford City Council - CAG Oxfordshire
Oxford City Council started the Community Action Group (CAG) Project which consists of over 65 groups across Oxfordshire all working to tackle climate change.
Oldham Council - Generation Oldham
The Generation Oldham community energy programme a way of tackling Oldham Council’s carbon emissions reduction targets whilst achieving maximum social value.
Lewisham Council - Climate Emergency Staff Forum
Lewisham have established a Climate Emergency staff forum in order to think about how to promote the climate emergency across the workforce, how to make it easier for staff to make green choices and to champion change across the council.
Lewisham Council – Engaging with Local Climate Activists
The Lewisham Council have brought together lead officers and activists for bi-monthly meetings in which the officers share progress on their work as well as get feedback from the activists.
Lewisham Council – Communicating with residents
Lewisham Council have created a webpage publishing their current progress on the climate emergency. They have also created an email group for residents that provides them with regular updates on the council’s actions.
Leeds City Council – Leeds Climate Commission
The Leeds Climate Commission was established in 2017 to help Leeds to make a positive choice on issues relating to energy, carbon, weather and climate. It brings together key organisations and actors from across the city and from the public, private and third sectors.
Lancaster City Council – Staff Engagement
Lancaster City Council have declared a Climate Emergency and are working to engage with the council’s staff in order to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Islington Council – Decarbonising the council’s Pension Fund
Islington Council has committed to work towards fully divesting the Council’s Pension Fund from companies that extract fossil fuels and also promises to set aside shares for green investment opportunities.
Durham County Council – Working in Partnership
Durham County Council has established a county-wide carbon and environment partnership with many groups around the county as a result of the declaration of a Climate Emergency.
Durham County Council - Eco2 Smart Schools Programme
The ECO2 Smart Schools Programme is a comprehensive education support offer from Durham County Council which helps schools to become environmentally smart, reduce energy bills and support teaching.
Durham County Council - Business Energy Efficiency Project
The Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) works with small and medium sized businesses across the Durham County Council area, helping them to reduce their energy costs.
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