The localism agenda is central to the Coalition’s programme for government. It has the potential to result in innovative approaches to tackling climate change and powerful new partnerships to drive action. But it also presents challenges, as meeting national climate change targets relies on local commitment to reducing emissions.
What are the challenges of ensuring that localism delivers for climate change? How can we ensure that local areas are motivated and empowered to show leadership on this issue, and what is the role for national government in supporting them? This event will launch a new pamphlet which explores how the government can link two crucial aims: tackling climate change and empowering local areas.