Local governments commit to net zero, declaring ‘climate emergency’

A series of local authorities have declared a ‘climate emergency’, either committing to achieve zero carbon emissions or bringing forward existing targets

Manchester city hall
Manchester City Council has moved its net zero climate target from 2050 to 2038

A series of local authorities have declared a ‘climate emergency’, either committing to achieve zero carbon emissions or bringing forward existing targets.

The latest to do so were Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, following pledges made by Manchester City Council and Bristol City Council. Last week, the London Assembly backed a motion calling on the city’s mayor to make the capital climate neutral two decades ahead of the current objective.

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