3 November 2011: At Friends of the Earth Councils, Communities and Climate Change conference, Minster of Energy Greg Barker announced that DECC have tasked the Committee on Climate Change to advise local authorities on identifying and quantifying the scope for local authorities to reduce emissions. The report is to be finalised by April and is to provide:
- a high level assessment of opportunities in areas such as municipal food waste, transport and buildings
- consider which ‘levers’ local authorities could pull to help
- high level recommendations to encourage local authority actions.
No further details are posted as yet on the Committee’s website, but, speaking at yesterday’s conference, David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC, said they would be consulting directly with local authorities to help prepare the report.