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Green skills and warmer homes: where can councils make a difference?

Green skills and warmer homes: where can councils make a difference?

By supporting upgrades to homes and domestic heating, councils can boost local economies while tackling fuel poverty and lowering carbon…
Thinking local helps Durham County Council deliver sustainable procurement

Thinking local helps Durham County Council deliver sustainable procurement

Ashden’s Local Authority Hubs are helping councils come together to tackle their biggest climate challenges. Richard Carroll from Durham County…
Government skills drive must create good green jobs for all

Government skills drive must create good green jobs for all

Harriet Lamb, Ashden CEO, responds to the Queen’s Speech of 11 May. “We welcome the promised legislation on environmental targets…
Green skills shortage could thwart our climate commitments

Green skills shortage could thwart our climate commitments

This piece first appeared at Ours to Save. The £1.5 billion Green Homes Grant Scheme (GHGS), the UK’s most significant…
"Be truthful" – five tips to engage communities on climate change

"Be truthful" – five tips to engage communities on climate change

Repowering London empowers communities to fund, install and manage their own clean, local energy. The organisation believes that putting people…
Commitment to carbon emissions reduction is great – but where is the plan?

Commitment to carbon emissions reduction is great – but where is the plan?

Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb has responded to the UK government announcement of an ambitious reduction in carbon emissions, saying: “just…
UK climate pioneers named in Ashden Awards longlist

UK climate pioneers named in Ashden Awards longlist

Organisations and initiatives creating a low-carbon UK have been named in the Ashden Awards 2021 longlist.  The annual awards celebrate innovation that lowers…
The UK's dire green skills shortage must be tackled

The UK's dire green skills shortage must be tackled

This piece first appeared in Business Green Every government scratches its head over the vexatious question of job creation –…
Green skills briefing

Green skills briefing

Ashden is calling for a revolution in green skills training in response to the UK government’s announcement that it has…
With UK Green Homes Grant scrapped, a training revolution is needed

With UK Green Homes Grant scrapped, a training revolution is needed

Climate solutions charity Ashden is calling for a revolution in green skills training in response to the UK government’s announcement…
Green bonds and community shares win public backing for climate action

Green bonds and community shares win public backing for climate action

Innovative funding methods and partnerships can help councils get ambitious climate projects off the ground. But they can also deepen community engagement in…
Video resources: sustainable procurement

Video resources: sustainable procurement

  Ashden’s Local Authority Hub network is helping councils share ideas and collaborate on green procurement. Explore our range of bite-size,…
UK budget: "a missed chance for global green leadership"

UK budget: "a missed chance for global green leadership"

Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb responds to the chancellor’s 3 March budget statement.  “Despite some welcome new initiatives, this was not…
Ideas and resources for engaging citizens in climate action

Ideas and resources for engaging citizens in climate action

  UK councils are striving to create people-powered plans for climate action. Discover expert advice on increasing community engagement –…
We need more grassroots projects to avert climate disaster

We need more grassroots projects to avert climate disaster

It’s in everyone’s interest to tackle the climate crisis – but calls for action can seem a slap in the…
Video resources: engaging citizens in climate action

Video resources: engaging citizens in climate action

  Ashden’s Local Authority Hub network brings councils insights and advice on engaging citizens in climate action. Explore our range…
Can hydrogen power local net zero plans?

Can hydrogen power local net zero plans?

At a meeting of Ashden’s city-region network, experts Nixon Sunny (Imperial College) and David Joffe (Committee on Climate Change) shared…
Green construction apprenticeships can build a low-carbon UK

Green construction apprenticeships can build a low-carbon UK

The UK Government has pledged a zero carbon Britain by 2050. Reaching this goal demands the upgrading of over a…
Ashden joins the Rapid Transition Alliance

Ashden joins the Rapid Transition Alliance

Ashden is delighted to join the Rapid Transition Alliance – a network of campaigners, academics, businesses, NGOs and others sharing…
Procurement and commissioning offer councils carbon savings

Procurement and commissioning offer councils carbon savings

In 2019/20, councils in England alone spent £63billion with external suppliers. This huge spend comes with a significant carbon impact. Council spend on…

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