Councils need power and funding to tackle climate change

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be handed further power and funding in order to meet national climate change targets, according to the website, Public Sector Executive.

230 councils across England and Wales have declared a climate emergency and are working towards a zero-carbon future.

But the LGA has warned that the impact will be limited without further power and long-term funding from central government. It pointed to the challenge of improving air quality and reducing pollution.

Councils do not have control of the roads and bus routes, some of which are operated by Highways England, meaning they cannot make real transformation to meet their target on the issue.

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