Jointly produced with the Town and Country Planning Association this guide shows how the planning system can help communities face the climate crisis. With the climate science clearly warning of the catastrophic impacts of climate change this new guide seeks to place the Government’s ambitions for net zero as well as building community resilience to severe weather at the heart of the planning system. The guide makes clear the vital importance of the planning system in designing places which cut carbon through the promotion of energy efficiency, sustainable transport and renewable energy.
This guide, published in the run up to COP26, is intended as an introduction to some of the key issues. It is a starting point on the vital journey to put in place practical solutions which will halt the rise in temperatures and begin to reverse the climate crisis.