LGA responds to NAO report on government environment goals

“We would also like to see the Government establish a national framework where it works with councils and businesses to tackle the climate emergency, setting out clear roles and a commitment to co-operation from all public sector bodies.”


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Responding to a National Audit Office report on the Government’s long-term environment goals, Cllr David Renard, Environment spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said:

“This report underlines the key role that councils can play in tackling environmental issues, from improving air quality to ensuring local developments support the natural habitat.

“However, it rightly highlights the significant pressures councils are under as a result of COVID-19, and the need for local government to have the right powers and resources so they can ensure local areas can be green and climate-friendly.

“We would also like to see the Government establish a national framework where it works with councils and businesses to tackle the climate emergency, setting out clear roles and a commitment to co-operation from all public sector bodies.”