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Councils face challenges trying to hit net zero

LGA survey reveals a lack of confidence among local authorities

Mark Moran
25 March 2024
Net Zero - Strategy and Support
Net Zero - Strategy and Support

 

Local authorities face significant challenges in achieving their net zero targets due to insufficient powers, funding and support, reveals a survey of council climate change officers.

The Local Government Association (LGA) survey found that 67% of councils lack confidence in meeting their net zero goals within the stated timelines, while 90% reported that current national funding schemes were inadequate to fund their local net zero strategies.

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