Discipline Type

Environmental Sustainability

More than two-thirds of councils across the UK have declared a climate emergency. They are now building their internal expertise around environmental sustainability to translate these political commitments into real action, and real reductions in carbon emissions. Roles range from cross-cutting strategies coordinating climate action across an Authority, to more technical work delivering specific projects or programmes.

WHAT THEY DO
  • Securing political and senior leadership commitment to ambitious, evidence-based and deliverable sustainability targets.
  • Developing corporate or departmental climate action plans or sustainability strategies and running workshops to raise awareness internally.
  • Reviewing climate action plans across the council and ensuring these are embedded throughout the planning and development process.
  • Identifying funding sources and delivery partners to support the implementation of climate action plans.
  • Developing frameworks for measuring impacts of climate action plans.
  • Promoting active travel and modal shift through engagement with organisations across different sectors as well as with local communities.
  • Raising sustainability standards for Authorities’ own development programmes, for example by delivering PassivHaus standard.
  • Establishing and managing programmes retrofitting existing public sector housing and other buildings.
  • Embedding green and blue infrastructure in new developments using policy and the planning process.
  • Establishing sustainability strategies and behavioural change programmes at the scale of town centres to reduce carbon emissions, encourage modal shift and improve air quality.
  • Developing policies and guidance to adopt circular economy principles across departments or Authorities.
  • Promoting a green local economy and green skills, in partnership with local businesses and educational institutions.
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