Local Mission Zero Network

What is the Local Mission Zero Network?

Our Local Mission Zero Network convenes local and regional authorities (including Mayoral leaders), community groups, local businesses and industries, universities, agencies, and stakeholders identified as key delivery partners with a strong interest in local or regional net zero delivery. 

Our Local Mission Zero Network explained

According to the 2021 Net Zero Strategy, 30% of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to deliver on the UK’s Net Zero by 50 commitment rely on local authority involvement, while 82% of emissions are within local authorities’ scope of influence. 

 The National Audit Office and the Climate Change Committee have both recommended introducing a local net zero framework to define local roles and responsibilities. Forward-thinking local leaders and mayors are already delivering pro-growth net zero policies. Manchester has set a 2038 net zero target; other areas are considering how to establish new frameworks for Locally Determined Contributions. Yet a lack of clarity is creating blocks in the system for those local authorities who want to be proactive in delivering net zero. 

Yet a lack of clarity is creating blocks in the system for those local authorities who want to be proactive in delivering net zero.

The Network works to ensure that cities, towns and rural areas are all represented, so that the group does not merely represent ‘best practice’ localities but seeks to understand the comprehensive challenge that some hard to abate local areas face in achieving net zero.

Download our latest Local Network report

Empowering greater local decision making must be central to UK climate action. This report includes practicable policy recommendations, following on from the Net Zero Review, to support this transition. 

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