Elections 2022: How are local councils tackling climate change?

5/1/2022 2:15:00 AM

Elections 2022: How are local councils tackling climate change?

Elections 2022: How are local councils tackling climate change?

Local elections are taking place next week, and councils' plans for the environment are under the spotlight.

This means they recognise that climate change is a serious issue and needs to be acted on.The next step is to develop a climate action plan outlining how they will use council powers to cut emissions in the local area.Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy at Leeds University says that councils should be focused on reducing emissions from transport and buildings, as these make up 80% of a local area's direct carbon footprint.

Less driving and more walkingLocal authorities have the power to influence how people move around their area, and to promote greener forms of travel.For instance, they can help residents switch to electric vehicles by increasing the number of public chargers on the street.

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What is the content of the election and what is the meaning of the election? Stop talking about climate when thousands are killed each day and nuclear threat is being bragged in a 21th century barbaric invasion. I don't care - councils should stick to providing the services we want, that's it.🙄 Insane anti scientific god complex on display from BBC politics desk. Your local council has no ability to effect global climate. If you're concerned for environmental issues vote on local environmental issues. Clean rivers and low particulate pollution ect.

Not interested in climate change what about the real issues selctions* votes are an illusion to make you think you have a choice Michelle Mone 🤔🤔🤔 My council are building more homes in rural areas whilst cutting public transport links. Cycling is not an option due to the very hilly landscape therefore even more cars!!

They're using it as an excuse not to maintain parks and grass verges... It's all about money! £££ I see that labour are still relying on the postal vote...... they aren’t.

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Climate change is almost coming across like another money making scam. It’s being push down everyone’s throat to the point that everyone believes most places on the planet will be under water in 10-20 years. Smell the coffee yet? 🤔🙄 There are so many challenges facing Councils, climate change is just one. What about gang violence, knife crime, drugs, disenfranchised youth, social care, infrastructure maintenance, education, homelessness, cost of living crisis, etc But yet so many councillors pass the buck!!

Badly, with lots of failed vanity projects, without any cause, because it’s fashionable. Climate predictions by Neil Ferguson type people aren't top of my agenda when voting in local elections. Why don’t they get off our backs and end the fucking green taxes on our energy. We are paying the cost for our governments blindness. It’s embarrassing

By freezing us all to death Stab in the dark: By making people pay more for a shittier service. That'd be right wouldn't it? They're not it's always changed always will. Well ours went mental, declared an emergency, set up a new form of democracy rigged solely to hit net zero and pissed off the entire county. You?

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The man on the street doesn’t actually care. Why are you not reporting on this?...Conservative Peer Michelle Mone's has been raided by police. Which one? As millions of people are having to choose between heating and eating more and more families are in poverty we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis NHS crisis and a war in Europe don't think climate change is the first thing on people's minds FFS

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This means they recognise that climate change is a serious issue and needs to be acted on. The next step is to develop a climate action plan outlining how they will use council powers to cut emissions in the local area. Andy Gouldson, Professor of Environmental Policy at Leeds University says that councils should be focused on reducing emissions from transport and buildings, as these make up 80% of a local area's direct carbon footprint. Yet, during the final sit-down with the relationship experts, Jackson revealed that they are still going strong, saying he had moved from Melbourne to New South Wales to live with Olivia. Less driving and more walking Local authorities have the power to influence how people move around their area, and to promote greener forms of travel. For instance, they can help residents switch to electric vehicles by increasing the number of public chargers on the street. Stay informed about New England news and weather.

Image source, Getty Images Image caption, A traffic barrier in south London - low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) have become a divisive issue in local politics In Great Britain local authorities own many lamp posts where chargers can be built into, and control which can be used as charger locations. Domenica explained: “It kind of fizzled – I don’t know what happened, and I’m left very confused. They can also use planning powers to develop more space for pedestrians and cyclists. For instance, the London Borough of Waltham Forest has installed 18 miles of segregated cycle lanes and 62 new pedestrian crossings. More controversially, many councils have also introduced low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), which prevent cars using residential areas as cut-throughs to avoid main roads. However, it’s now reported that the pair have split and Ella is said to be dating co-star Brent, while Mitch has been linked to Brent’s ex, Tamara. While some people have welcomed LTNs, others complain that they have increased traffic jams in bordering areas.

The issue is expected to influence how some people vote in the upcoming elections. . Selina and Cody (Channel 4) Social media was left cringing earlier in the season when Cody admitted to Selina that he wasn’t attracted to her, which is why viewers were surprised when the couple decided to take their relationship into the real world at the final vows.