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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...

Factoring in behaviour:  What measures work best in cutting emissions?

Factoring in behaviour: What measures work best in cutting emissions?

Cutting carbon is a people problem, not just a technical one.  Individual behaviour and preferences make a massive difference in determining which carbon-savings measures are likely to be adopted, and thus how much impact they’ll have.  Hampshire County Council wanted...

COP26:  A call to action

COP26: A call to action

How can SECA member groups gear up for COP26 in Glasgow this November and get behind the UN's climate goals?  In this article, Viviane Doussy lays out the challenge and issues a call for action to SECA members to think creatively about how they can take advantage of...

COP26:  What is it and why it matters

COP26: What is it and why it matters

The COP26 Climate Summit starts in Glasgow on November 1st.  It will be a major milestone in global efforts to get on top of climate change, and hopefully a turning point.  The summit will be a focal point for all kinds of lobbying, campaigning, and manoeuvring, and...

Embedding Climate Change in Decision-Making:  The Hampshire Toolbox

Embedding Climate Change in Decision-Making: The Hampshire Toolbox

Agreeing ambitious targets is an essential first step in getting on top of climate change. But how do councils then proceed to ensure that climate considerations are embedded in real world decision making within their complex organisations?  Hampshire County Council...

There’s no Planet B:   But welcome to Planet Woking

There’s no Planet B: But welcome to Planet Woking

Imaginative and effective communication is essential for any local council looking to play a leadership role in galvanising climate action.  In this blog, Lara Beattie, explains how Woking Borough Council in Surrey has stepped up to address this challenge with their...

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