A Local Path to Net Zero

To showcase and promote local climate action in the lead up to COP26, we have invited stakeholders, partners, think tanks and industry experts to share their perspectives on the importance of the local path to net zero through a series of think pieces, talking heads and case studies.

Re-thinking local: climate change and air quality

As the UK prepares to host COP26, it’s time to translate the national ambition for a green industrial revolution into transformative local action and councils, with their local partners are leading the way.

COP26

For the first time, the UK will host the 26th Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021, in partnership with Italy.

The Summit will bring together international delegations to agree coordinated action to tackling climate change and progress towards meeting the international commitments in the Paris Agreement.

Councils have a significant role to play to support and advance on the UK’s net zero ambitions in partnership with Government, industry and communities.

To showcase and promote local climate action in the lead up to COP26, we have invited stakeholders, partners, think tanks and industry experts to share their perspectives on the importance of the local path to net zero through a series of think pieces, talking heads and case studies.

These are themed on five priority areas identified by Government for COP26 and can be seen in the pages below: energy transition, clean transport, nature, finance and adaptation and resilience.