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Action on Climate in Teignbridge: Conversations make a difference

ACT emphasise the importance of having trusted people, including local councillors, for residents to speak to.

An exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking

ENGIE is redeveloping the former 1GW coal fired power station at Rugeley, Staffordshire, as an exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking.

Anaerobic digestion: reducing landfill waste

Leicester is a very urban city with limited pavement space for kerbside containers. But Leicester City Council was determined to cut its waste sent to landfill.

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Leeds Sustainability Institute, Leeds Beckett University: Property and People

Barnsley Council declared a climate emergency in September 2019 with targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions in its own operations by 2040 and across the wider borough by 2045. The council’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan affirms the council’s commitment to embed a carbon reduction culture across the organisation. The council has a housing new-build programme, but energy efficiency measures included in properties have varied with no standard energy specification. The council wanted to work with a “critical friend” to review the specification and Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) have carried out this role.

Barnsley sets off biomass boilers

In 2004, Barnsley Metropolitan Council made a commitment to consider biomass heating systems for all new and refurbished buildings.

Bath & North East Somerset Council: Lean on partners’ campaigns

Recognising the council cannot do it alone, the communications team is amplifying its reach through committed and enthusiastic partners.

Birmingham – climate change and vulnerable communities

Birmingham's Climate Change Adaptation Partnership is putting health inequalities at the heart of its strategy. It's offering a range of tools and approaches to identify which communities will need most help to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Brighton & Hove City Council: Council tax rebate donation scheme

Brighton & Hove Council identified a number of households who said they do not need the energy council tax rebate which is intended to help with fuel bills. In response, they supported the launch of the Brighton & Hove Cost of Living Crisis Appeal, the funds of which will go directly to supporting the most vulnerable households in the area.

Brighton and Hove’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Brighton and Hove's Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan recognises and sets out plans to deliver the infrastructure needed to improve the city’s active travel network - creating the foundations to enable an active travel network where the whole community has the practical choices to travel by walking, wheeling, or cycling in a healthy and sustainable way.

Bristol City Council : Zero petrol project

Summary Bristol City Council and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) have started an innovative programme to reduce the amount of petrol Community Health teams use.