Councils across the country support our campaign

More and more council leaders across the country are joining Friends of the Earth’s call for a new law to ensure every local area does its bit to tackle climate change.

The petition asks Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne for a system of local carbon budgets.

This would help all councils lead ambitious action to slash CO2 – things like insulating homes, generating green energy and improving public transport.

Residents, businesses and institutions like schools and hospitals could work with councils to decide together how to transform their area into a clean, low-carbon community.

Local carbon budgets can help areas take responsibility for reducing emissions and have a shared plan for delivering them.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader, West Sussex County Council

Is your council on the list?

An impressive cross-party group of council leaders backed the scheme from the start and local authorities are continuing to join.

Leaders from all types of council – from small districts right the way up to large cities and counties – recognise the benefits the new law would bring to their communities, from new jobs to warmer homes.

In Bristol we have backed local carbon budgets – we’d like to see a commitment from Chris [Huhne] that he would introduce these within [this] Parliament.

Barbara Janke, Leader, Bristol City Council

Take action

Friends of the Earth groups around the country are calling on their councils to sign the petition for local carbon budgets.

And you can get involved too. It’s vital that MPs know their constituents want them to get behind local action on climate change.

Please ask your MP to support local carbon budgets.