Councils and Climate Change
How can local renewal lead to fairer, more sustainable places?
May 18, 2021
COVID-19 hit local authorities just as they were escalating action on the climate crisis. How can authorities now respond to these twin emergencies to not only rebuild but remake local economies and neighbourhoods?
On 10 May Public Practice convened an expert panel to discuss how local government is taking a place-based and long-term approach to renewal. With contributions from across disciplines and places, panellists Mark Atherton, Director of Environment at Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Rafe Bertram, Sustainability Facilitator with Meridian Water in the London Borough of Enfield; Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation and Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council shared their thinking about how authorities can develop the capacity to build fairer, and more sustainable places through the recovery.