Climate Coalition Asks: a blueprint for accelerating climate action

  • By ArafatJalal

A coalition of LEDNet, ADEPT, Ashden and other local government, environmental and research organisations have set out a blueprint of how the government can accelerate climate action and implement a green recovery from coronavirus and the fundamental role of local councils in tackling the climate and ecological crises. 

The report sets out the national leadership, policies, powers and funding required to empower local authorities to deliver at scale, working together with residents and businesses. To do this, the coalition has set out five recommendations for an immediate, joint response to coronavirus that will help catalyse the longer term solutions to the climate and ecological crises local authorities face. 

We are inviting LEDNet members to support this initiative to secure more powers and resources for councils to take action on climate change and nature restoration, and to build back better from Covid-19. Please click here to sign up to the five priority recommendations:

  1. Invest in low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure
  2. Support reskilling, retraining and research for a net-zero well-adapted economy
  3. Upgrade our homes to ensure they are fit for the future
  4. Make it easy for people to walk, cycle and work remotely
  5. Accelerate tree planting, peatland restoration, green spaces and other green infrastructure