Third of population represented by net zero commitments

UK100 has confirmed that five more UK councils have joined their net zero pledge, meaning that one-third of the UK population is now represented by councils aiming to reach net-zero emissions at least five years ahead of the government's 2050 commitment.

The latest councils to join the pledge are Warwick District Council, London Borough of Lambeth, St Albans City and District Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council. UK100’s ‘Net Zero Pledge’ explicitly commits the authorities to neutralise council emissions by 2030 and those of their residents and businesses by 2045.

Christopher Hammond, UK100’s new network membership director, said: “The fundamental challenge of our time is getting to net-zero carbon emissions and averting climate breakdown. It’s a task that will need bold leadership, legislative clarity, shifts in culture and behaviours, willingness to make mistakes and enthusiastic adoption of new technologies. I know from my time leading a city council that local government is uniquely placed to face and overcome these challenges.”

You can read the pledge here.

Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.