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  • Mission Zero - The Skidmore Net Zero Review


    The Skidmore Net Zero Review, titled ‘Mission Zero’, is an extensive independent review into the UK’s current net zero policies. It is broken into two main sections: first, it outlines the opportunity of net zero and how action to tackle climate change can contribute to growth; second, it covers six thematic pillars covering how central government needs to work to secure net zero, the decarbonisation of energy, the role of local government, business, and the individual in net zero, research and development, and carbon markets. It includes 129 recommendations.

  • Cost-of-living crisis affecting London’s ability to prevent climate change

    As we enter the week of COP27, a year on from Glasgow, London Councils' commissioned research shows that people want to take action to tackle climate change but see cost as a key barrier, especially in the context of the cost-of-living crisis.

  • Surface Water Flood Risk Management in London

    This briefing provides a summary of the issues surrounding surface water flooding and the work of the Surface Water Flooding Task and Finish Group that was established following the flooding events in July 2021.

  • London Councils’ Annual Climate Change Polling Results 2021

    London Councils first polled Londoners on the topic of Climate Change in 2020. The results of the second poll are now available. They show more Londoners say that they are very concerned about climate change, more say that they have been more concerned about climate change in the past 12 months, and more say that their lives have been greatly affected by climate change.

  • Net Zero Strategy

    This briefing provides an overview and commentary on the main points in the government’s recently published Net Zero Strategy.


    The government has published the Net Zero Strategy, which sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet the government’s net zero target of 2050. The strategy builds on the government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution that was announced last year. It aims to keep the UK on track for the carbon budgets and net zero by 2050.

  • Local Government and Net Zero

    This briefing outlines the key findings and policy implications of the National Audit Office’s recent value for money report on achieving net zero.