Here is some guidance for councillors from the Local Government Association from two years ago:
Councillor workbook: acting on climate change
This workbook is a learning aid for councillors on the roles, opportunities and drivers for council-led action on the changing climate, both to reduce local carbon emissions and to build resilience to extreme weather.
It sets out the benefits for local people and places – lower bills, opportunities to generate income, and how to avoid some of the damage costs from weather events.
This workbook also includes a number of features designed to help you think about the role that you and your council can play in creating a low carbon, climate-resilient community. It includes key facts, case studies and questions to help prompt your thinking on key areas.