10 December 2021

Report calls for a new net zero delivery authority

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The creation of a new net zero delivery authority would provide a more coordinated approach to meeting climate change targets, a new report has argued today.

Published by Policy Connect, the report said the new authority would provide delivery leadership in England to make net zero happen, and ensure delivery on key strategies.

The report also calls for local government and its partners to be empowered to plan the net zero transition and resourced to make it happen, street by street.

Wera Hobhouse MP, report co-chair, said: 'A coordinated response involving local people is vital for the UK to reach net zero.

'My constituents have many questions about reaching net zero and how this might impact their lives and this report sets out an impressive approach that connects local people to policymakers as the UK works towards a zero carbon future.

'A just transition must be central to any net zero programme.'

The report - Connecting the Watts - also calls for every government department to publicly sign up to apply a Net Zero Test to its individual strategies and policies.

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