Mapping a route to clean local growth

Think tank: Localis

Author(s): Joe Fyans; Grace Newcombe; Zayn Qureshi

November 16, 2022

This report from UK think tank Localis looks at clearing the path to net zero.

The UK is committed to reaching net zero by 2050, with numerous pieces of legislation enshrining the target and backing this politically. Understanding what needs to be done to drive decarbonisation, and what accompanying opportunities there are for increasing prosperity in the long-term, is crucial to realising this goal. Across the public sector landscape, this boils down in place to the position and active role of local government. Mapping a route to clean local growth is a landmark, expansive study into how local government can best drive decarbonisation and promote clean local growth, as well as what central government must do to better enable local action.