Local governments have a critical role to play in the race to Net Zero. With ambitious carbon reduction goals now set, many are spearheading a wide range of initiatives – from retrofitting council properties, to reshaping energy infrastructure and restoring biodiversity.
Alongside reducing their own emissions, the Committee on Climate Change highlights that local authorities can influence a third of emissions in their local area by shaping the provision of housing, energy and transport. Councils are uniquely positioned to tailor their climate response to local needs by communicating directly with residents and businesses.
With this newly expanded and pressing agenda, stakeholders must have timely, robust data at their fingertips to inform decision-making. It is critical to be able to engage at scale with council teams and the wider community – so that everyone can play their part in tackling the climate emergency.
Listen back to our recent webinar, when we discussed: key challenges and opportunities for local government in the race to Net Zero, and how technology can help ensure data-driven accountability and accelerate climate action.
- Welcome and highlights from COP26
- Challenges and opportunities for local government in the race to Net Zero
- Leveraging technology to ensure accountability and drive action
Craig Mill, Head of Public Sector Europe Salesforce and Member of the COP26 Business Leaders Group, shared highlights from COP26 and an overview of why the public sector needs to act fast.
BrightGen expert, Robyn Bechelet, demonstrated how to streamline carbon emissions reporting, holding stakeholders accountable and engaging businesses and residents to achieve climate goals.
Diana Carter, Lead Solution Engineer at Salesforce for public sector and sustainability, provided a perspective on the broader sustainability platform, and how councils can engage suppliers, residents and businesses in the path to Net Zero.
You can watch the webinar below.