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Created 4 months ago, updated 25 days ago

Purpose: The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) have carried out research and released guidance for local authorities that have declared a climate emergency on the actions they would need to take.

The main findings they found are:

  • Informed by scientific evidence, the contribution of local reductions in emissions can be significant and should be actioned as soon as possible.
  • A cut today is better than the same cut tomorrow and is worth as much as a large cut later. The priority should be to begin cutting emissions as soon as possible, rather than worrying about how to eliminate them altogether.
  • Councils ‘own operations’ are a good starting point. Progress is being made in reducing the emissions from buildings and assets, preparing residents for a move away from fossil fuel heating systems; in environmental matters from waste and resources to public realm services; in planting trees and land management strategies; and in EV infrastructure and fleet, including hydrogen developments.
  • By adopting a local leadership role, and taking urgent action on climate change, councils are able to demonstrate to residents some more immediate local benefits, including fuel poverty through greener, cheaper energy, improvements to air quality and public realm.

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The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) have carried out research and released guidance for local authorities that have declared a climate emergency on the actions they would need to take.

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