Climate change

Alongside the majority of councils, we have declared a climate emergency. As part of our sector-led improvement work, the LGA offers a wide range of support to help councils address the issues of climate change and environmental sustainability.

Climate change hub

The LGA’s commitment 

Across the country, councils are taking urgent actions in their local areas with partners and their local communities to combat the negative impacts of climate change and to deliver net zero carbon by 2050. The aim of the LGA’s climate change support programme is to help councils and residents to reach their local carbon reduction targets by adapting and mitigating the effects of climate change.  

We are committed to supporting councils to continue to do so in the best way possible, and in this hub, we bring together an overview of our support offer, including information on upcoming events, relevant publications and notable practice examples. You can read more about our commitment to sustainability and climate action in our business plan for 2019-2022

Key information 

  • We produce a monthly Climate Change Bulletin which gives you a round up of best practice examples and the latest news for councils. You can sign up to receive the bulletin for free.  

  • Join the Climate Emergency Knowledge Hub Group, a platform where councils who have declared a climate emergency or made any other type of commitment to reduce carbon and improve the environment can share information and experiences. 

  • You can find case studies for each topic in the climate action pages below. Alternatively you can view case studies via our case studies section. If you are doing something innovative that you’d like to share, or your work has had a particular impact locally please contact