Climate action's delicate high-wire act

Jonathan Stephenson says reaching net zero is a monumental task that demands unity - a coming together of local authorities, the private sector, universities, and communities.

The quest for a net-zero future can feel like chasing a mirage on the horizon. Across the UK, local authorities are charting a course to a more sustainable future but, as we embark on this journey, it's clear we will need plenty of help to successfully navigate our way.

Most councils have declared a climate emergency and are actively taking steps to reduce their emissions. In Rochford and Brentwood, my own councils, we've committed to achieving net-zero emissions across all our service provisions and estates by 2030.

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