A Local Government Association’s (LGA) survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).
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… Councils know their villages, towns and cities best, and are working with local communities to improve lives…
Local councils are trusted the most to take action on climate change and make a difference in local areas on reducing carbon emissions, according to new polling by the Local Government Association.
The LGA’s survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).
Councils know their villages, towns and cities best, and are working with local communities to improve lives on a daily basis. The LGA says this is where councils can play a fundamental role in tackling climate change….
The LGA, which represents councils, wants the Government to use the summit in Glasgow to enhance the role of councils, providing the powers and funding to decarbonise building stock, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and deliver clean energy projects.
It has set out an ambitious plan for councils to deliver green infrastructure projects in local communities.
With the right investment and support, the LGA’s plan would see councils:
- Retrofit over 1,000 homes a day with low-carbon efficiency measures by 2030, reducing energy bills by nearly £700 million a year
- Install 2.2 million more heat pumps by 2030 in fuel-poor homes, local authority owned-homes and new council houses
- Save the NHS £1.9 billion a year with warmer and more comfortable homes and buildings
- Support almost 31,000 new, skilled jobs in the construction and retrofitting industries.
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