Climate Emergency / Net Zero support

CAG has over 20 years experience working with local authorities and other organisations to develop effective and socially just responses to the threat of climate change. We developed much of the guidance and tools which underpinned the original ‘Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change’ and the Local Government Association’s Climate Local initiative.

We can draw on the skills, knowledge and resources of our partners – ranging from data collection and analysis to stakeholder mapping and engagement – to support  organisations in the development of their climate emergency or net zero action plans which are designed to engage citizens and communities and accelerate change.

We offer a range of services that can support councils to deliver against their climate emergency commitments, as summarised in this document. In addition, our most recent experience includes:

  • Development of a foresight report for the Wheatley Group (Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group) on the implications of long-term impact of climate change and achievement of net zero carbon (2020).
  • Supporting Lewisham Borough Council develop their route to zero carbon (2020 – see case study)
  • Supporting Conwy Council’s route to net zero (2020 – see case study)
  • Climate Action Co-benefits Toolkit for local authorities (produced by Ashden with support from CAG, 2019), see case study
  • 31 Climate Actions – an evidence based list of actions that every council declaring a climate emergency should consider (prepared by CAG for Ashden and Friends of the Earth, 2020) – see case study
  • Development of Stakeholder Engagement Guidance for heat network developers, in partnership with the Carbon Trust, on behalf of BEIS (2018) – see case study.