Alongside the majority of councils, the LGA has declared a climate emergency. As part of our sector-led improvement work, we offer a wide range of support to help councils address climate change and environmental sustainability.
Across England and Wales, councils are taking urgent action in their local areas with partners and their local communities to combat the negative impacts of climate change and to deliver net zero carbon by 2050. The aim of our climate change support programme is to help councils and residents to reach their local carbon reduction targets by adapting and mitigating the effects of climate change.
We are committed to supporting councils to continue to take action on climate in the best way possible. In this hub, we bring together an overview of our support offer, and information on upcoming events, relevant publications and notable examples of practice.
You can read more about our commitment to sustainability and climate action in our LGA Business Plan 2019–22.
- We produce a free monthly bulletin on climate change which is a round-up of best practice examples and latest news for councils. You can subscribe to our climate change bulletin online.
- Join the climate emergency knowledge hub, where councils who have declared a climate emergency – or made any other type of commitment to reduce carbon and improve the environment – share information and experiences.
- View our searchable database of climate change case studies. If your council is doing something innovative locally that you would like to share, please complete our case study form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We showcased examples of councils' climate action initiatives through our Pass the Planet campaign.
Our climate change programme forms part of our sector support offer to local authorities and is funded by the UK Government.