A councillor’s workbook on acting on climate change

Climate change is receiving a lot of coverage in the UK:

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BBC News
The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.
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Thousands of people around the UK have joined a global climate change protest, with pupils walking out of schools and workers downing tools …
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Studying the rings inside oak trees has allowed scientists to produce one of the most detailed records yet of how the UK’s climate has changed …
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BBC News
Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate …

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A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.
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How do we respond locally?
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The County and District councils have declared climate emergencies:
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Here is some guidance for councillors from the Local Government Association from two years ago:
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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.

ThumbnailThis 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.

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Councillor workbook: acting on climate change

A councillor’s workbook on acting on climate change

   
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