Strong and coherent leadership required on climate change, says ADEPT

Strong and Coherent leadership is needed from Government to make tough decisions on climate change, according to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT).

These were the comment from its President, Nigel Riglar, who was speaking after the publication of the Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget. He said: “The Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon Budget is a vital document, providing a route map for action to 2030.

“We need strong and coherent leadership from the government and a commitment to making the tough decisions – we all need to change the way we live.

“ADEPT welcomes the Committee’s clear view that local authorities have the most important role to play in achieving the government’s net zero target and ensuring the transition to net zero must be fair and focused on people, place and community.

“As we have set out with our partners in our updated Blueprint for accelerating climate action and a green recovery at the local level published this week, much of this work has to be done at the local level. We agree that we need to ramp up action, particularly in the lead up to COP 26, but to do this place leaders need to be empowered with the right funding and resources to act effectively today, tomorrow and for each of the 3,300 or so days left in the decade.”


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