Climate Action Co-Benefits Toolkit

Cutting carbon and improving people’s lives


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Image above: A vision of sustainable city transport developed as part of our Liveable Cities Programme.

Ashden has developed this toolkit, in collaboration with our City Region Sustainability Network, to support local authorities and others on their climate change ambitions.  It demonstrates how action on climate change can deliver many local benefits, including improved health, increased equity and social cohesion, economic opportunities and increased resilience.

Watch a recording of the launch event at Grantham Institute here.

Watch: Ashden's approach to improving lives while cutting carbon

How to use the toolkit

Each of the co-benefits chapters includes facts and figures, links to data for local areas, the business case for taking action, opportunities for action and inspirational examples of successful initiatives from around the country. There are also some videos which bring these concepts to life. Using the buttons below, you can download individual sections, or the entire toolkit.  We plan to update the toolkit regularly and would love your feedback; please click on the link at the bottom of the page to let us know what you'd like to see included in the next update.

The first edition of the toolkit was launched by Ashden and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College on 20 June 2019. 

Read and download the Grantham report here:

Co-benefits of climate change mitigation in the UK: What issues are the UK public concerned about and how can action on climate change help to address them?

You can watch a video of the event, including a range of presentations, here.

Download individual chapters or the whole toolkit below:

NB: Please note the toolkit is best viewed using Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge, some functionality is not supported by Internet Explorer. 

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