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Local Government and Net Zero – Evidence from SECA

Local Government and Net Zero – Evidence from SECA

The role of local government in achieving national Net Zero targets is crucial.  But they are often working with their hands tied behind their back due to lack of resources, lack of a clear mandate, and lack of a coherent policy framework to work within.  The...

Step Change:  Report back on 2021 Networking Event

Step Change: Report back on 2021 Networking Event

How can we in the South East help drive the “Step Change” needed to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis?  That was the ambitious focus for this year's Annual Networking Event, held on June 19th.  With the COP26 Climate Summit in November as our prompt, we...

What next after the ABCD pledges?

What next after the ABCD pledges?

Following our very successful ABCD Climate Action Pledge campaign there are now 36 county councillors and 28 district/borough councillors in post across the SECA region who have pledged their support for urgent climate action and divestment.  So where do we go from...

64 SECA Climate Pledge candidates elected!

64 SECA Climate Pledge candidates elected!

The results of the local elections are in and sixty four of the candidates who signed the SECA ABCD climate pledge have been elected across the South East.  This is an encouraging outcome and a sign that both candidates and voters want climate to stay centre stage for...

How Green is my Parish?  The IMPACT Community Carbon Calculator

How Green is my Parish? The IMPACT Community Carbon Calculator

Estimating your current carbon footprint is an important step in identifying where emissions are coming from and deciding how best to tackle them.  The IMPACT Community Carbon Calculator is a powerful and user-friendly new tool that allows you to do this at the parish...

The ABCD Pledge:  getting climate on the local election agenda

The ABCD Pledge: getting climate on the local election agenda

Local elections are coming up on May 6th. Candidates for county, borough and district councils are joining in and signing the ABCD climate action pledge.  They are agreeing, if elected, to press their council to:  Aim higher, Build partnerships, Communicate, and...

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