What the gaps are
In our experience, there are common gaps where councils and public bodies can inhibit bold actions to becoming net zero.
What organisations can do now
Provide below are just a few suggestions on what organisations can do now.
The growing activism of groups such as Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Friends of the Earth in relation to climate emergencies poses a risk to organisations in terms of reputation and litigation. Not aligning statutory strategies and key policies to climate declarations is not only contradictory, but also leaves an organisation open to accusations of green washing. Strategic reviews of how much work it would take to make organisational police ‘climate compliant’ should be done at the earliest opportunity when thinking about carbon neutrality.
Over the coming year Local Planning Authorities will increasingly be challenged on their climate credentials, their decisions and their performance. Starting simply and getting the foundations in place can help any organisation begin to meet the net zero challenge.
If you would like to talk to Greengage about any of the above please get in touch with Greengage Associate Bevan Jones.