We are facing a climate crisis, with more than 60% of councils across the UK having now declared a climate emergency. Climate change cuts across all council departments and functions and everyone has a role to play, whatever their role and remit. When effective, climate action can deliver both qualitative and quantitative benefits back to Authorities and to their communities.
Ideally, this requires a climate response action plan to be in place, as turning high level political ambition into practical action and delivery within an Authority can present challenges to all concerned. There may be organisational, political or skills- or capacity-related barriers.