12 November 2020

Half of councils aim for zero-carbon 20 years ahead of schedule

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Over half of councils in the UK have set a goal of reaching net-zero carbon by 2030 or sooner, new data has shown.

Climate change charity Carbon Copy has revealed that many councils are aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions locally 20 years ahead of schedule.

The charity has launched the UK Carbon Zero Explorer to show the Climate Action Plans, current carbon emissions and local targets for each local authority area.

Ric Casale, Co-Founder and Trustee of Carbon Copy said: 'More than half of UK principal councils have acknowledged that the nationally set 2050 deadline for reaching net-zero carbon emissions is simply not ambitious enough and that we need to treat this crisis as an emergency.

'Local climate action is not only measured by reduced emissions but also in terms of community and care. We hope that by sharing and celebrating the huge impact that local leadership is already having across the country, we can inspire more communities towards repair and renewal.'

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