Local authorities in Cheshire and Warrington have been working with CLASP to develop a short guide to climate resilience for small and medium sized businesses.
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Four housing energy improvement projects across the North West of England have delivered a range of benefits to more than 5,000 homes in recent years. These projects were all part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The benefits of this work have recently been examined (such as jobs created, skills developed, energy and CO2 savings) and a number of key lessons learnt.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published the first of three volumes of the ‘Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): The Latest Assessment of Climate Science’. The report was written by 250 scientists and reviewed by over 800 people and is the most reliable, up-to-date comprehensive review of the science of climate change.
Government Publish Growth Plan and EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategies
The government has just published new guidance on planning for renewable and low-carbon energy. The new guidance ‘Planning Practice Guidance for Renewable Energy’ replaces the previous administration’s ‘Planning for Renewable Energy: A Companion Guide to PPS22’.
Green Deal Communities
A new £20 million (capital funding) Green Deal Communities scheme to help local authorities drive street-by-street delivery of the Green Deal has been announced
The government has published the National Adaptation Programme (NAP) report and the Strategy for the second round of the Adaptation Reporting Power. The NAP report sets out the actions that leading businesses, councils and communities, as well as government, are taking to tackle climate threats and take advantage of new opportunities. The NAP report is supported by an economic annex.