Local Authority Guide

While much action needs to happen at a national level to achieve the increasingly urgent cuts that need to happen if we are to meet net-zero carbon by 2050 and likely sooner, there is still much that can be done at a local level to achieve positive change.

We have teamed up with Stephen Joseph OBE (former chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport and now a freelance transport consultant) to produce a briefing for local authorities on the many things they can do to reduce car use and increase use of sustainable transport. We've also had welcome input from Ian Skinner. The document is work in progress so feel free to contact us with any suggestions for improvements or new ideas.

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The Local Government Association has also produced seven briefings, developed with experts from the University of Leeds, on how to decarbonise transport, to help local authorities deliver on net-zero.

Friends of the Earth and Transport for Quality of Life have also produced a briefing: Making transport fit for the Climate Emergency. This is aimed at councillors, local government officers and campaigners.