England's Local Climate Engagement Programme

Get on board the Local Climate Engagement Programme

Local Climate Engagement (LCE) is a new programme to support local authorities in England to plan, commission and deliver high quality public engagement in their climate decision-making, in a way that benefits both them and their local population.

Why local authorities?

They have a unique leadership role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping local areas adapt to the effects of climate change. Across the country they have shown bold leadership by setting Net Zero targets that are years ahead of the national government. However they will only be able to deliver their role effectively and achieve a fair Net Zero transition by enabling public participation in their climate decision-making.

What's planned?

  • The Coaching Group: Local authorities who join the Coaching Group will develop their capability and confidence in planning, commissioning and overseeing public engagement in climate decision-making. The programme content includes training for council officers, draw-down mentoring time, and peer learning sessions.  
  • The Project Group: Local authorities who join the Project Group will work with us to deliver a high quality piece of local public engagement in climate decision-making, and start to embed the approaches and skills needed for future participation work. The programme content includes training for council officers, up to £45,000 of our time (pro-bono) to support each local authority to plan and deliver a piece of public engagement work, and peer learning sessions. 

How to apply?

Local authorities that would like to join LCE should send a completed Expression of Interest form to membership@uk100.org with the subject line ‘LCE application’. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 24th January 2022.

Read our Prospectus and FAQs for more information.

Get in touch

Chris Tuke cct10@demsoc.eu

The programme is an exciting new opportunity for local authorities to work with us and partner organisations Involve, UK100, Climate Outreach, and Shared Future. All are amongst the UK’s leading organisations in the fields of local government, public participation in climate decision-making, climate research, and climate communications and advocacy. The programme is funded by the UK branch of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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