Over 260 local authorities have declared a climate emergency, and they are now preparing their plans to reach net zero carbon. To get there this will require radical and systematic change which raises a number of questions:
- How do you take citizens with you on this journey and gain their support?
- How to do maximise the opportunity to improve people’s lives whilst driving emissions down?
- How do you ensure that towns and cities are creating climate resilience at the same time?
- How do you prioritise the actions to take?
Ashden and Friends of the Earth will be launching our new tool: 31 evidence-based climate actions for local authorities at Lambeth Town Hall. Our tool quantifies costs and carbon savings associated with each of the actions based on evidence from our winners and other pioneers
Ashden’s approach to climate action emphasises the co-benefits – we know that by delivering warmer housing, new job opportunities and better health, councils can bring their residents with them as they embark on the transition to low carbon. So, we’ve rated each of our 31 actions against the co-benefits they deliver
- Cllr Claire Holland, Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council
- Helen Hayes MP
- Simon Brammer, Head of Cities at Ashden
- Mike Childs, Head of Research at Friends of the Earth
Join us for drinks after the launch to continue the conversation.
Whether you’re a policymaker, corporate funder, foundation or community group member this event should provide useful insights on what towns and cities should be prioritising this year.