Climate change advice for councils published

13/09/2020

A guide has been published to help councils tackle the climate crisis at local level.  

The resource, which sets out 10 scrutiny questions, will help all councils and policymakers to embed the necessary environmental, social and cultural changes that communities need to see to build resilience to respond to climate challenges such as investment strategies and transport plans.

The LGA said that the 10 scrutiny questions in the report are designed to invite further questions from council officers and members which will help to identify and understand local needs, including how councils will be adapting their climate change action plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said scrutiny can support councils to engage with partners to channel local views, as well as playing a formal accountability role as councils make public commitments to climate action.

The LGA is hosting a webinar for councils on September 18 2020 to outline a practical approach for scrutineers to understand and seek oversight on climate action in their localities.