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An exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking

ENGIE is redeveloping the former 1GW coal fired power station at Rugeley, Staffordshire, as an exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking.

Mayor of London’s Retrofit Accelerators

The Retrofit Accelerators deliver carbon and energy savings for Public Bodies across London (Central & Local Government, NHS, Not for Profits, Social Housing Providers) and can help them think smarter, take a more holistic and Public Body / borough-wide view and achieve much more.

Cambridgeshire County Council Policy Collaboration with Cambridge University Researchers

Cambridgeshire County Council runs the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) Policy Challenges programme, which unites researchers, councillors and officers in a collaborative, research-led approach to policy-making.

Tackling gum litter in known hotspots, Islington Council

In January 2017 and from September 2019, Islington Council have partnered with social enterprise Behaviour Change to pilot innovative new signage, funded by Mars Wrigley, to help tackle the issue of littered gum in known hotspots such as shopping centres, train stations and transport hubs. The signs are simple and scalable and have been proven to be twice as effective as clean-up alone.

Efficiency and income generation

Switched on Portsmouth reports big impact on fuel poverty mitigation and domestic energy efficiency with annual impact report

Switched On Portsmouth was launched in November 2019 by Portsmouth City Council to provide a comprehensive service to offer Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant residents ways in which they can save energy and money in their homes.

E-scooter trial in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Council was the first area in the UK to allow a trial to enable the use of private rented E-scooters on its Highway, following changes in legislation.

Kent and Medway Climate Change Risk and Impact Assessment

In 2019, Kent County Council commissioned JBA Consultants to undertake an assessment of the priority risks and impacts climate change will have on six key sectors in Kent and Medway, resulting in the Climate Change Risk and Impact Assessment (CCRIA).

Severe Weather Impacts Monitoring System (SWIMS)

SWIMS is a decision-support and data collection tool for Kent’s public-sector services to record and monitor the impacts from, responses to, and resulting financial cost of severe weather events.

Delivering on street residential chargepoints as one step towards addressing air quality issues to achieve compliance with legal limits citywide in the shortest possible timeframe | Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council tackles our role in addressing the air quality priorities head on. Through the provision of innovative and accessible charging infrastructure, residents are encouraged to shift towards owning electric vehicles, leading to a reduction in conventional petrol and diesel vehicles and resulting in a reduction in air pollution within the city.

Kingston's Citizens' Assembly on Air Quality - Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames -This forms part of our Sector Led Improvement climate change resources

The Royal Borough of Kingston is committed to increasing the use of participatory democracy to develop responses to difficult issues. As a result, the council held our first Citizens’ Assembly, asking residents “how do we collectively improve air quality in Kingston?”.