Government ‘must improve’ climate emergency work | Hampstead Highgate Express
The UK government has been rapped by the National Audit Office (NAO) for not doing enough work with local authorities to meet pledges to hit the “net zero” target and become a carbon neutral society by 2050.
Cllr Adam Harrison, Camden’s climate chief, said: “From Camden’s perspective, we have long pointed out that there is a massive opportunity gap between what we would like to do as a council to reduce carbon and what we are enabled to do given the lack of financial support and powers from the government.
“Our general funding has been cut 50% over the last decade with no let-up in sight. The other funding the government makes available does, as the NAO points out, tend to be piecemeal. This includes funding for homeowners, which also tends to be hit-and-miss and confusing to apply for.”