‘Brits feel unprepared for climate change’

Recent polling by the Local Government Association indicates that just 5% of the UK public feels adequately prepared for the impacts of climate change

UK to revamp EV charging infrastructure rules

The Department for Transport is set to revise local transport plans, ensuring the inclusion of local electric vehicle charging strategies and the provision of essential charge points by local transport authorities

‘Prime Minister to revise car policy in local areas’

Rishi Sunak will reportedly announce measures supporting car owners in the UK, particularly through a reduction in 20mph speed restrictions

Local councils offered £6m to improve air quality

The latest round of grants will help councils to continue to develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of air pollution

Scottish local authorities granted £3.4m to boost recycling rates

Aberdeen City, Perth and Kinross will implement projects that have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by more than 8,000 tonnes a year

Local councils invited to bid for £7m pot to improve air quality

The Air Quality Grant will help councils develop and implement measures that benefit schools, communities and businesses and reduce the impact of air pollution on people’s health

First 118 regions and local authorities join EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change

The EU Commission intends to support at least 150 European regions and communities, helping them better understand, prepare for and manage climate risks as well as develop innovative solutions to build resilience

More than half of councils “not confident” of meeting net zero targets

Energy efficiency is the single most important measure toward net zero, according to a survey

Councils need more government support to tackle fuel poverty, campaigners say

Extra protection for prepayment customers and a windfall tax on oil and gas giants are among the proposals of the group

Government consults on measures to help local authorities tackle air pollution

They include helping local authorities to boost engagement with communities and designating National Highways as a relevant public authority