Monday 26th November, 16:00 - 17:30 
Committee Room 17, House of Commons

On 26th November 2008 the Climate Change Act was passed into UK law. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Act, PRASEG, together with the All Party Group for Intelligent Energy & the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) are hosting a celebratory event, to explore how communities and local authorities can better contribute towards the next phase of the UK’s decarbonisation and clean growth agendas as the UK sets itself on a 1.5 Degrees pathway. 

In 2012, a study by the CCC highlighted that there was "no requirement for local authorities to take action on climate change. This, coupled with limited funding, means there is a significant risk that local authorities will not develop and implement sufficiently ambitious low-carbon plans.” The CCC identified that local authorities can cut carbon emissions (apart from their own estates and operations) in buildings, sustainable transport and waste, which, in total, represent 40% of total UK emissions. However, with increasing pressure on local authority budgets, many councils have had to prioritise delivery of core services, sometimes at the expense of responding to climate change risks and opportunities.

Panelists at this joint PRASEG and APPG IE event will discuss local approaches to climate change, the evolution of renewable and sustainable energy technologies and the opportunities these can create for local business, government and other stakeholders.

 Speakers are set to include:

  • Chris Stark – Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
  • Councillor Nick Kemp – Cabinet Member for the Environment, Newcastle City Council
  • Liz Hutchins – Director of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth
  • Mark Knowles – Head of Low Carbon, Liverpool City Region LEP
  • Frances Martin - Assistant Director, Planning and Environment, Hampshire County Council 

Please register to attend by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 15th November.


PRASEG would like to acknowledge the support of the Local Government Association (LGA) in promoting this event to its members.

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