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Climate Change Resources
We are proud that the Community Planning Alliance is one of a group of planning and environmental organisations that have issued an urgent call to Government to put the climate crisis at the heart of all planning decisions.
The statement, issued in the run up to the crucial 2021 COP conference in Glasgow, highlights the power of planning to promote renewable energy, restrict fossil fuels and design places which reduce energy use and promote walking and cycling.
It also highlights the lack of priority given to climate change in existing planning policy and calls on the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, to urgently issue a ministerial statement to prioritise both net zero strategies and the tackling of flooding and overheating.
You can read the statement here: Joint Statement: Planning for the climate crisis | TCPA
Take Climate Action - courtesy of Friends of the Earth
Guide to finding or creating a Climate Action group in your community. Also contains a huge number of free resources to help your campaign be more successful, from getting media coverage to applying for funding.
A Guide for Local Authorities on Planning for Climate Change - courtesy of the Town & Country Planning Association
The document foreword says, "The RTPI and the TCPA believe that climate change should be the top priority for planning across the UK. ... This guide is intended as an introduction to some of the key issues. It is a starting point on the vital journey to put in place practical solutions which will halt the rise in temperatures and begin to reverse the climate crisis."
Net Zero Transport: the role of spatial planning and place-based solutions - courtesy of the Royal Town Planning Institute
This report explores how different places can achieve an 80% reduction in surface transport emissions by 2030, as part of a pathway to net zero by 2050.
Council Climate Plan Scorecards - courtesy of Climate Emergency UK
Climate Emergency UK assessed plans according to 28 questions across nine sections, based on the expert-approved checklist for Council Action Plans. Each council was marked against these criteria and given a right to reply before the scores underwent a final audit.
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