Local green new deal

Climate emergency requires local economic restructuring

This article originally appeared in the Local Government Chronicle

The community wealth movement has four key actions that will help councils meet the challenge of climate change – ‘greening’ existing practice is insufficient.

Around 70% of all councils across the UK have now declared a climate emergency, with ambitious carbon reduction targets. While acknowledgment of the crisis is an important first step, the pressing need is to now make these declarations meaningful in terms of radical action and progressive practice.

  • Jonty Leibowitz

    Senior Researcher