APSE Energy’s latest survey, conducted in late 2019, asked a series of questions covering the topic of local authority climate emergency declarations and related matters. The results of this survey will be of particular interest to those officers and councillors responsible for responding to climate emergency declarations and developing the local authority’s approach to sustainability.
97 responses were received from local authorities throughout the UK, although not everyone answered every question. This report identifies the key findings from the survey. We are not aiming to attribute specific comments to particular people or to identify the circumstances or arrangements within particular local authorities. The survey is an attempt to understand the opinions and perceptions within the sector amongst people involved in responding to climate emergency declarations.
The results of this survey will be of use and of interest to all local authorities, regardless of the current stage that they are at with their climate emergency declarations. Indeed, some councils have decided not to declare a climate emergency but are making strides to deal with climate related issues nonetheless.
This document provides a chance to see what other councils have included in their declarations, what data and analysis has been used, progress towards action plans and establishing working groups, as well as an insight into other partners that are involved and internal skills and capacity across the sector.
This publication will be available without charge. For further information contact Phil Brennan, Head of APSE Energy on 0161 772 1810 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.